55 out of 10GreatSchools

Ione Olson Elementary School

Marina, CA
  • Public
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  • Grades K-5
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  • Enrollment: 360


Ione Olson Elementary School
261 Beach Road
Marina, CA 93933
(831) 392-3590
Ione Olson Elementary School is located in Marina, CA and serves grades K-5.It received a GreatSchool rating of 5 out of 10
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Student Diversity



Native American
Pacific Islander
Two or more races

Reviews15 Reviews

I was very nervous to move my daughter from La Mesa to Olson when we relocated. Using greatschools showed her going from a well rated school to one not so well rated. Olson pleasantly surprised me. I think there are components to a school that can't be measured in such a way. At La Mesa my daughter struggled to fit in, was overwhelmed with a 16 pg weekly hw packet in KINDERGARTEN and her teacher refused to talk to parents after school. That school was so worried about image and bombarding parents with fundraisers. The last straw was a "parent leader" literally harassing me for money to get the teacher a gift. Olson has such a different vibe. Sure they have less funding so their school doesn't look as "pretty" but I care more about the substance of their character. My daughter is excited to go to school, the PTA has a softer approach to fundraising and there are inexpensive programs offered to parents without prejudice. Every school has room for improvement and I'm glad this one is moving in the right direction.
Love Mrs Donna! She’s a great person to have and be around in this school along with Mrs Dawn very helpful. Mrs Dawalt Mrs Prather Mrs Baca & Mrs Wood.
The most awful management. No professional behavior.
My daughter and I are sad to be leaving due to moving but I am very pleased with our 2 year experience at Olson. Her kinder teacher Ms. Prather was absolutely amazing and truly made an impact on her view on school, friends, and the Olson community. It's not fair to have a favorite but her first grade teacher Ms. Nellist was always in constant communication with me on not only her behavior if she was having a bad day but on her problem areas in her academics. It helped me focus more on these areas at home which in turn helped her meet or exceed her expectations at the end of the year. She is such a sweet teacher and very open, honest, and direct. I appreciated these great traits because they allowed my daughter to excel. I know that these 2 amazing teachers will make a huge impact on any student that has the opportunity of being in their class. Thank you Olson Orcas we will miss you all dearly!
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