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About Ione Olson Elementary School

Olson’s purpose is to cultivate hearts & minds to build a better humanity.


We believe:

  • we have the power to change the world
  • safety is essential to cultivate hearts & minds
  • literacy is a gateway to improving self & society
  • social-emotional skills are vital to the well-being of self and in the lifting up of others
  • sharing ideas & challenges leads to innovation
We value:
  • authentic & rigorous learning experiences
  • being culturally aware & responsive
  • using research to inform decisions & practice
  • partnerships that promote growth
  • diversity in perspective & lived experiences


Our Community
Olson Elementary is an amazing community of families and staff working together to create an excellent learning experience for all students. Olson continues to maintain and improve strong academic programs in literacy and mathematics while providing students the necessary social, emotional, and technical skills to be successful in their college goals, career ambitions, and as contributing members of their society. 

We are an ethnically diverse school that serves approximately 425 students from Transitional Kindergarten (TK) through the 6th grade.  Our representative population includes students who primarily identify as Latino, caucasian, African-American, Filipino, Asian, and of Pacific Islander descent.  Approximately 75 students at Olson are enrolled in our non-programmatic or Language Enrichment Academic Performance (LEAP) special day classes. Olson's non-programmatic special day classes serve a spectrum of unique needs, ranging from mild to severe. Our LEAP special day classes provide social support for students with autism and/or communication disorders. In addition, Olson offers a Resource Specialist & Speech & Language Program to serve the unique needs of all students.


School Hours
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday:
Arrival - 8:00 AM
Dismissal - 2:25 PM
Arrival - 8:00 AM
Dismissal - 12:50 PM
Front Office Staff
Drew Coleman: Principal
Dawn Rinehart: School Office Supervisor
Donna Manuel: Attendance Clerk
If your child will miss school for any reason, please call our Attendance Clerk at (831) 392-3590.


Ione Olson Elementary School

261 Beach Road

Marina, CA. 93933

PH: 831-392-3590

Fax: 831-392-3820