Contact Information

2000 26th Ave NW
Olympia, WA 98502
Phone: (360) 596-6800
Attendance: (360) 596-6803
Fax: (360) 596-6801

School Hours

School begins at 9:25
School ends at  3:47

Our School Mission

We, the community of L.P. Brown School, work together to create a nurturing, safe and exciting environment where all people are respected, successful and challenged to view learning as a lifelong activity.

Take Our Budget Survey!

Each spring the Olympia School District plans and enacts its annual budget. One of our goals is to gather as much community feedback as possible. As part of that effort, we are pleased to offer an online survey to seek your opinion about where the District should concentrate its resources. The information you provide will be used to help the Superintendent and School Board build and implement the District’s 2014-15 school year budget. The survey takes about 10 minutes to complete. At the end of the survey you will find an open-ended question where you can offer additional ideas and feedback. We invite you to take the survey at the link below. Thank you for helping us set spending priorities for your local school district!


Highly Capable Program Informational Meeting May 8

Do you have a student in the Program for Academically Talented Students (PATS) and/or a student currently enrolled in Kindergarten through 4th grade and want to more know about enhancements coming to the Olympia School District's Highly Capable program? We invite you to attend a meeting to learn more. 

WHO: Parents of students currently participating in the PATS pull-out program in grades 2, 3 and 4 AND/OR parents of students currently enrolled in Kindergarten through Grade 4 who want to know more about the district's Highly Capable Program.

WHEN: Thursday, May 8, 2014, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Knox Building (1113 Legion Way SE, Olympia 98501) in the board room on the ground floor.

WHAT: The purpose of this meeting is to provide an orientation for parents regarding the Olympia School District's Highly Capable 2014-15 service plan. Topics will include the student nomination/screening/selection procedure, elementary grade level service options, and review of the revisions to the state regulations regarding highly capable students.

No need to RSVP. Questions? Conctact Linda Heade at

Upcoming Events


22: K-3 OJP
30: Brown’s World Test


7: Late Start, 10:25
21: Primary Field Trip to Zoo
26: No School, Memorial Day
28: Brown’s World Test
29: Wilson/Lott Field Trip to Dirt Works


4: Late Start, 10:25
11: Fifth Grade Recognition Assembly, 9:45
12: Last Day, 12:30 half day release

MSP Testing Dates:

3rd Grade Lott: May 15, 22
3rd Grade Wilson: May 14, 21
4th Grade Kindle: May 1,8,13,29
4th Grade Alvarado: May 1, 6, 8, 27
5th Grade Alvarado: May 6, 23, 27
5th Grade Schmidt: May 8, 20, 28

About Us

L.P. Brown, named after Leland P. Brown, former Olympia teacher, principal and twenty-six year Superintendent of Olympia Schools, is located in the northwest corner of Olympia. It serves approximately 300 students in kindergarten through fifth grade. In addition, special needs children are served in the building’s autism program, and the Infant Toddler Programs.

The school was originally built in 1965. In 1968, additions were made to the school, which included the library and a six-classroom wing expansion. In 1978, the multipurpose building was expanded, increasing the size of the gymnasium. In 1986, a covered playshed structure was constructed. Separate areas for the bus and parent drop-off, a set of new student lavatories and fire sprinklers for the main building were completed in September 1997. The addition of six classrooms in a new wing and a remodeled music room was finished in January 1998, giving L.P. Brown a total of 18 classrooms.

During the school year, L.P. Brown provides space for the YMCA’s before and after-school childcare, and evenings find the building used for sports activities by the YMCA and Olympia Parks and Recreation, as well as school and community meetings.

L.P. Brown Elementary School
2000 26th Ave NW, Olympia WA 98502
phone: 360-596-6800 fax: 360-596-6801
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