Olympia School District

Olympia School District is a school district (Washington school district number 111) serving approximately 9400 students in the city of Olympia in Thurston County, Washington. The school district has approximately 1200 staff members and maintains 19 campuses.

Olympia School District
1113 Legion Way SE, Olympia, Washington 98501
District information
GradesPre-K through 12
Established1852 [1]
SuperintendentDr. Patrick Murphy
Students and staff
Students9,430 [2]
Teachers524 [2]
Other information


High Schools (Grades 9-12)
High School Grade Levels/Type Established Enrollment[2] Mascot WIAA Classification Notes Principals
Avanti alternative 1996 158 Boxers n/a Michael Velasquez
Capital comprehensive 9-12 1975 1388 Cougars 3A Hosts students from Griffin SD and McCleary SD Curtis Cleveringa
Olympia comprehensive 9-12 1907 1804 Bears 4A Matt Grant
Middle Schools (Grades 6-8)
Name Grade Levels/Type Established Enrollment[2] Mascot Principal
Jefferson 6-8 1961 430 Jaguars Michael Cimino
Marshall 6-8 368 Mustangs Condee Wood
Reeves 6-8 1970 428 Raiders Aaron Davis
Washington 6-8 819 Bulldogs Paul Anders
Elementary Schools (Grades K-5)
Name Grades Established Enrollment


Mascot Principal Remarks
Boston Harbor K-5 1964* 152 Bruins Jen Brotherton *1900's as part of Boston Harbor school district, 1964 as officially part of OSD
Centennial K-5 1989 523 Stars Shannon Ritter Replaced McKinley Elementary
Garfield K-5 1852* 414 Cheetahs Brendon Chertok *1852 as Westside school, 1902 as Garfield School
Julia Butler Hansen K-5 1994 459 Hawks William (Billy) Harris "Hansen". Hosts alternative HAP program.
Leland P. Brown K-5 1965 338 Eagles Charleen Hayes "L.P. Brown"
Abraham Lincoln K-5 1859 281 Lions Marcela Abadi Hosts the district's alternative Options Program
James Madison K-5 244 Lion Cubs Domenico Spatola-Knoll
Margaret McKenny K-5 367 Hawks Michael Havens Named for local environmentalist, activist and author.
McLane K-5 1883* 328 Owls Monica West Named for pioneer and legislator William McLane. Originally McLane School before integrating with Olympia.
Pioneer K-5 1969 506 Bear Cubs Joel Lang
Theodore Roosevelt K-5 1908 417 Roadrunners Sean Shaughnessy
Name Grade Levels/Type Established Enrollment[2] Mascot Administrator
Olympia Regional Learning Academy K-12 alternative 482 Orcas Celeste Waltermeyer

Other facilitiesEdit

  • Knox Building (District Headquarters, Housed in same building as Avanti High School.)

Board of directorsEdit

The Olympia School Board currently has five voting members and two high school student representatives who do not vote, but have a say in the issues the Board deals with. The voting members are Frank Wilson (Board President), Joellen Wilhelm (Board Vice President), Scott Clifthorne, Hilary Seidel, and Dr. Leslie Huff.


  1. ^ History of Olympia School District [1] Accessed online 21 December 2010
  2. ^ a b c d e Olympia School District 2009-2010 Report Card [2] Accessed online 11 March 2011