OLIVE ELEMENTARY

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629 PLUM ST
NOVATO, CA 94945
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Phone: 415-897-2131
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 7
  • Educational Climate: Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: Kindergarten - 5th Grade
  • District: Novato Unified School District
  • Students/Teacher: 13:1
  • Students/Grade: 56.2
  • Number Students: 337
  • Number Teachers: 25
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 5128
  • Poverty Level: 6 - 15.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Ms Elizabeth Sesma-olinyk
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (25 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (36 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-12-26
    "Olive Elementary is led by Principle, Elizabeth Olinyk. Mrs. Olinyk brings amazing and steadfast leadership to the teachers, staff, students and parents. She is experienced, highly professional, yet compassionate and present and aware. She knows the kids by first name and is always available and is seen around the Olive campus. Excellent leadership for an amazing community of dedicated teachers and staff. Olive school itself is comprised of old and dated buildings. There is no doubt that the district needs to start thinking of allocating tax funds to rebuild us a new school sometime in the near future. But the classrooms are big, bright and led by dedicated teachers that are loyal to Olive. It is a great school for my kids and I know they are getting a great education while there. The only thing I would change is the cleanliness. We need more than one janitor to keep up with this spread out campus style. And, I think hand washing routines need to be brought into the classrooms under the teachers responsibility before being sent out to eat snacks and lunch."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-11-15
    "Olive has been through many leadership changes in the last 10 years, however the staff and families have remained committed and enthusiastic about doing what is best for kids. The present leader is continuing this energy. There are changes, however the leadership vision is what is best for kids. Change is hard, but it is okay too. The Olive Community is genuine, full of heart, and passionate about educating kids."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-10-04
    "We have loved this school for our 3 kids for years. This year has changed all of that. We have a new principal, she has made Olive elementary a miserable place. My son who was always a happy boy at school is no longer allowed with his friends at lunch. Several parents, myself included, have brought this up with our new principal. She is unwilling to see any perspective but her own and seems to genuinely not care what the parents or children at her school. I am very bothered by the changes I have seen at his school this year and am warned by the staff that there is more to come. I am thankful that this is our last year at Olive. I know many parents who are upset at this choice for principal. I would give the teachers five stars, but the new principal doesn't deservr the minimum of one."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-08-22
    "We have had an absolutely wonderful experience at this school. My daughters love it there. There is a fantastic network of involved parents and approachable teachers."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2011-04-18
    "I have one daughter at Olive and one who is now in middle school who went to Olive. I have been a parent for 7 years at the school. I feel the teachers listen to me, and work hard to help my girls the best students that they can be. Also, they listened when my girls have had problems and tried to find solutions."
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