Seattle Public Schools

Olympic Hills Elementary

13018 20th Ave. NE
Seattle, WA 98125
About Olympic Hills
Main Office: 206-413-2200
Fax: 206-413-2201

Olympic Hills School Profile

Attendance Area School Attendance Area Map 

School Leadership and Board District

Community Partners at Olympic Hills Community resources and programs at Olympic Hills Elementary

Continuous School Improvement Plan (C-SIP)

Olympic Hills Elementary C-SIP

The Continuous School Improvement Plan (C-SIP) is an action plan for each school that identifies the areas a school plans to focus on in the current and coming school year, the performance goals they want students to achieve, and how the school plans to collaboratively meet these goals.

The plans are updated regularly to reflect the strategies being used at each school. This document also serves as the school-wide improvement plan for our Title I schools.

School and Building Reports

School Report

Olympic Hills Elementary School Report

School Reports show a brief snapshot of a school’s academic growth, student climate, accountability, family and staff engagement, and overall school performance. School reports are produced by the State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction for each school and district in the state and updated periodically throughout the year as data becomes available.

On state assessments, students who are expected to participate but do not, such as absences or opting out, are counted as non-proficient. This may affect the school’s overall proficiency rating.

Questions about school reports? Contact the Research and Evaluation Department

School Climate Surveys

Olympic Hills Elementary School Climate Survey

School Climate Surveys are used for school-level improvements, climate surveys are given to all staff, students, and families each year. The staff and student surveys are given to respective groups in person at schools; the family survey occurs in the spring.

Building History

Olympic Hills Building History and Information

Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA)

Due to the age of the building or previous asbestos abatement projects, no known Asbestos Containing Building Materials (ACBM) are in the Olympic Hills Elementary building. Please inform the asbestos designated person listed below if any suspect materials are discovered.

As required under AHERA, Olympic Hills Elementary must maintain an Asbestos Management Plan (AMP) and keep it on file at the school. The AMP is available for review during school hours, Monday through Friday.

Wendy Couture
Environmental Health and Safety Manager

Discipline Dashboard

As part of Seattle Excellence, Seattle Public Schools’ Strategic Plan, the district is committed to interrupting disproportionate practices in discipline. To support this work and to increase transparency and accountability, the district has created and published public facing discipline dashboards for each school which became available on November 1, 2021.

Discipline dashboard data reflects the current school year and will be updated quarterly throughout the school year. For questions or concerns, please reach out to the school leader for a specific school.

Academic Year: Current academic school year.
Accessible/Default: Click here to switch to an accessible version of the dashboard.
Actions by Month: Count of disciplinary actions by month and exclusion type.
Actions: Count of disciplinary actions for an exclusion type.
Attribute: Student Attribute (gender, race/ethnicity, special education served, 504 plan)
Days: Count of exclusion days for an exclusion type.
Days of Exclusion: Count of exclusion days.
Discipline Rate: Count of students with at least one disciplinary incident divided by count of all enrolled students.
E. Expulsions: Count of emergency expulsions for a student attribute.
Enrolled: Count of enrolled students.
Exclusion Actions: Count of exclusionary actions for a student attribute.
Exclusion Days: Count of exclusion days for a student attribute.
Exclusion Type: Short-term suspension (SS), Long-term suspension (LS), Emergency expulsion (EE), In-school suspension (IS), Expulsion (EX), and Interim alternative education setting (IA).
Exclusionary Actions: Count of exclusionary actions.
Expulsions: Count of expulsions for a student attribute.
FERPA Compliance: Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act Compliance. *
Incidents by Day of Week: Count of disciplinary actions by day of week.
Incidents by Grade: Count of disciplinary actions by grade.
Incidents by Hour: Count of disciplinary actions by hour.
Incidents by Exclusion Type: Count of disciplinary incidents for an exclusion type.
Incidents by Student Attribute or Support Service: Count of disciplinary incidents. Incidents are counted as many times as there are students involved.
Incidents per 100 Students: Count of disciplinary incidents divided by enrolled students and then multiplied by 100. Incidents are counted as many times as there are students involved.
Rate: Discipline rate for an exclusion type.
School Name: School name.
Students: Count of students with at least one disciplinary incident.
Suspensions: Count of suspensions for a student attribute.
Weapons: Count of disciplinary incidents in which a weapon was involved.

* Please note: When a group has fewer than 10 enrolled students, all values for at least the two smallest groups are suppressed.

Olympic Hills Levy Projects


Olympic Hills was opened in 1954, shortly after the area was annexed by the City of Seattle. The school has been replaced with new elementary building on same site. As a neighborhood school, Olympic Hills has a wonderfully rich and diverse population of students, representing 30 different countries and 18 different languages. The school community works together to help all members embrace and value the worth, dignity and diversity of people. The new school building opened Fall 2017.

Levy Approved : 2013

Budget: $41.9 million

Project Description

The existing 34,000-square-foot building and associated portable classrooms were demolished to make way for a new 90,000 square-foot school with capacity for 660 students. The project helps address current and projected elementary enrollment growth in northeast Seattle.

The new Olympic Hills Elementary School includes classrooms, a library, a student commons/ dining area, a gymnasium, art and music facilities, computer labs, and administrative and support areas. Three classrooms with an adjacent dedicated play area provide space for Head Start and the Seattle Preschool Program. The existing athletic field in the northeast corner of the site was rebuilt to accommodate two youth soccer fields and continued community access.

The school design includes a dedicated professional development space next to the library for adult learning. The visibility and existence of the space emphasizes that adults are expected to learn as much as students in order for the school to have a culture of learning.

A commitment to differentiated instruction means teaching students at the level of their abilities. In support, all of the classroom furniture is configured for small groups. A lesson may begin with whole group instruction, but students then break into groups to work at varying ability levels while the teacher confers with individual students and leads small groups.

Each grade-level pod is centered around a learning commons, which is designed to support students leading their own learning or working with adults in small groups. To allow adequate supervision, large window walls provide a clear sight line to the learning commons. Classrooms for special education are integrated within each of the classroom wings to provide equitable access to the variety of available spaces and amenities.

Sustainability Features

Energy efficiency has been achieved throughout by orienting classrooms for optimal daylight, thermally efficient windows, LED lighting fixtures, and a low-maintenance ground-source heating system.

About BEX

The Building Excellence (BEX) Capital Levy funds projects such as those that modernize or replace aging buildings, fund technology for student learning, address earthquake and safety issues and major preventive maintenance needs throughout the district.

The BEX IV Capital Levy was approved by more than 72 percent of Seattle voters in 2013. The BEX V Capital Levy replaces the expiring Levy and will go before voters in February 2019.


In February 2010, the $270M, six-year capital Levy, Buildings, Technology and Academics III (BTA III), garnered support from 73.45 percent of those voting in the Levy election. It was a renewal of the Buildings, Technology and Athletics (BTA II) Levy, passed by voters in February 2004.

  • 2012 : Made modifications to Special Education classroom.


In 2004, Seattle voters approved the BTA II capital Levy. The Levy funded nearly 700 facility improvement projects and technology upgrades at every school in the district. 

  • 2012 : Replaced boiler burners to improve energy efficiency.
  • 2010 : Installed energy-efficient windows. Upgraded mechanical systems to improve function and efficiency. Improve the playground and school grounds.
  • 2009 : Computer network upgraded to fiber optic, enhancing students’ and teachers’ ability to use technology as an educational tool.
  • 2008 : Interior upgrades


The $150 million Buildings, Technology and Academics/Athletics (BTA I) capital Levy was approved by voters in February 1998. BTA I funded more than 465 small and large facility projects at every school in the city. The projects included safety and security upgrades, roof and window replacements and technology and athletic field upgrades.

  • 2004 : Heat Pump
  • 2004 : ADA revisions
  • 2003 : Fire alarm
  • 2001 : Wide Area Network, PBX System

About BTA

The Buildings, Technology and Academics (BTA) Capital Levy supports the district’s long-range plans to upgrade and renovate aging school facilities and address enrollment growth.

The BTA IV Capital Levy was approved by voters in 2016. Seattle Public Schools will receive these Levy funds from 2017 through 2022.

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