Olson Park Elementary School

  • Olson Park Elementary School serves 343 students in grades 1-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 31% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 42% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the Illinois state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 25% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 51%.

School Overview

  • Olson Park Elementary School's student population of 343 students has declined by 23% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 21 teachers has declined by 19% over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 1-6
Total Students343 students
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Total Classroom Teachers21 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Olson Park Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Olson Park Elementary School is 0.42, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.67. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IL)
Overall School Rank#922 out of 3,544 schools
(Top 30%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
31%
32%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
42%
38%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:116:1
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Asian
1%
5%
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Hispanic
9%
26%
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Black
7%
17%
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White
75%
49%
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Two or more races
8%
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Olson Park Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IL.
Diversity Score0.420.67
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Eligible for Free Lunch
35%
46%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameHarlem UD 122 School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

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  3.50 out of 5  (2 reviews)
2  
My son went to the Parker Center and it was great, but Olson Park... It's not organized at all. The principal is not very friendly. No one at the school is on one accord. There are not a whole lot of extracurricular activiites. Everyone in my subdivision told me that I would be dissapointed, but it seems as though the local people are o.k. with the school. No one ever seems to know what's going on. They depend on the little kids to tell the parents what they've been told. The facilities are very cluttered. My son teacher is really nice though.
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5  
I have a daughter that has gone to this school for three years now. This is the best elementary school in the park. My daughter has adhd and she's bi-polar and all the teachers that she has had and has now are all very understanding and patient with her. She wasn't doing very good in 1st and 2nd grade until she started 3rd grade at Olson, now she gets A's, B's, and C's. She very proud of herself and really loves to go to school. They have done miracles and I thank them everyday.
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