School Details

Ione Olson Elementary School

261 Beach Road, Marina, CA 93933
(831) 384-6688
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 455 students 19 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

44%
49%
56%
51%
54%
65%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Monterey Peninsula Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

52%
38%
46%
71%
54%
66%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Monterey Peninsula Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

65%
51%
65%
61%
58%
72%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Monterey Peninsula Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

52%
51%
60%
50%
49%
65%
50%
45%
57%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Monterey Peninsula Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Ione Olson Elementary School is a public elementary school in Marina. The principal of Ione Olson Elementary School is Joanne Vanderhorst and can be contacted at jvanderhorst@monterey.k12.ca.us. 455 students attend Ione Olson Elementary School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; Pacific Islander; and Hispanic. 20% of the Ione Olson Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 54% of the 455 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Ione Olson Elementary School is 19:1. Marina Vista Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 6% 8%
Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Hispanic 38% 43%
White, non-Hispanic 23% 27%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 2% 10577%
Asian 19% 7%
Unspecified 16% 8%
Filipino 10% 4%
Multiracial 10% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.9% 0.4%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 54% 51%
Limited English proficiency 20% 27%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    My sons have been at Olson for 3 years now. It has some great teachers! It's unfortunate that the district is not great and insists on large class sizes. 33 kids per one teacher seems asinine but the teachers who care try really hard to make things work. It's sad that Olson is one of the best elementary schools in the district. I completely disagree with the previous comments below this NEW principal is a MILLION times better than the previous hag!! I am so thrilled that she got fired. This principal may do things differently but she has an educated brain and I am happy about that!!

  • (3 years ago)

    2 big fat thumbs down on this school!! just saying / just not very happy with the overall administraction at this school

  • (3 years ago)

    ridiculouse! yes thats the word with this new principle! wont talk you you u need to send her an email first then she will decide if she wants to talk to you or not! and id she does she will call you and give you your answer over the phone if you want to talk to her now yoy haveto make an apointment she will take note and pretend you are being heard your not! she will give some sweet talk but no action as a parent your on your own at this school

  • (3 years ago)

    this school has a lemon teacher! no good for nothing! and the principal will do nothing about it. you can bring your concerns to her but you will not be heard! 1 child was injured during school! parent as never contacted nor informed! wen parent brought it up she was told it wasnt important! another parent wanted their child moved to another class they were told to take it up with the district! . any concenrs you have here you will go unheard and they will bounce you arround like a ping-pong ball!! lip service they will give you

  • (3 years ago)

    this principal Malloway is pathetic!! if you want to talk to her first you haveto send and email and wait for a response and second you haveto make an appointment!! AND WHATEVER YOUR CONCERNS ARE YOU WILL GET A FLAT OUT NO!! . she has no regard for what you as a parent haveto say about anithing!

  • (3 years ago)

    no. sorry this school now has a new principle that refuses to listen to parents concerns and completely disregards them!! yes FMalloway! we as parents should have a voice and a say in our childs education.. but this principle appears to be all in control all on her own...!!

  • (5 years ago)

    the curriculum is awesom and the PTA is really active

  • (5 years ago)

    Olson School is one of the best elementary schools in Marina and the PTA makes all the difference in supporting the kids through granats and great fundraising. the community of Marina is full of families that love being inolved in supporting all children in their education.

  • (8 years ago)

    My child has been attending Olson since 2001. The committed PTA Staff and faculty are 2nd to none. My daughter just started her 6th year at Olson. She came home and told me she loves 5th grade. The parents and staff continue to enrich the lives of all the students. We are one of three elementary schools in the MPUSD that continues to have a music program. The PTA also supports our hands-on Science Teacher. This is a great school. The Olson faculty is an exceptional bunch of facilitators. Each child is unique and the Olson staff all recognize that and help each child build on their individual talents.

  • (10 years ago)

    Olson is a terrific school with a fantastic principal Mr. Miller. It has an energetic PTA wonderful teachers and a multiethnic student enrollment. I highly recommend this school!

  • (10 years ago)

    This is an exceptional elementary school! The parent involvement is one of a kind. It is definitely a 'Community of Caring' school and it shows both in its looks and through its students. The teaching staff is exceptional and takes time for each individual child. They are sure that each child is learning and gaining their educational goals and acheiving even beyond levels expected. The whole staff at the school makes the children want to be there and want to learn. That is something I as a parent love to see everyday is my daughter happy about learning and excited about coming home each day and showing me and telling me what she learned today. Thank you Olsen for the great experience my daughter has had with you for her years there (K-5) she will truly take with her the knowledge learned and keep the idea of how great education is!

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