L.P. Brown

Elementary School

2000 26th Ave NW
Olympia, WA 98502
(360) 596-6800
(360) 596-6803 Attendance
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Spotlight on Success - January 11, 2017

In this edition of 'Spotlight on Success'; Garfield alumna creates intricate hand-lettered mural, Avanti teacher receives The Evergreen State College 2016 Teacher Excellence Award, High school graduation rates top 90 percent, Classroom mini-building construction gets underway...and much more!

Published: 2017-01-12

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January is School Board Recognition Month

Every January school districts across the state and nation honor their board of directors during School Board Recognition Month.

The Olympia School District will recognize its school board with a special program near the start of the meeting on Monday, January 23. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. at Capital High School, 2707 Conger Ave. N.W. in Olympia.

During the program, Superintendent Dick Cvitanich will read a proclamation by Gov. Jay Inslee designating January as School Board Recognition Month in Washington state. This marks the 22nd year of the annual observance initiated by the National School Boards Association in 1995.

The proclamation reads in part that school directors “play a crucial role in promoting student learning and achievement by creating a vision, establishing policies and budgets, and setting clear standards of accountability for all involved.” It also states that school directors “are directly accountable to the citizens in their districts and regions, serving as a vital link between members of the community and their schools.”

Read Gov. Inslee’s full proclamation    

Published: 2016-12-31

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.

Published: 2009-09-13

Search begins for new district superintendent

Superintendent Dick Cvitanich, who has served the Olympia School District for the past five years, will retire effective June 30, 2017.

This week, the Olympia School Board unanimously agreed to select Northwest Leadership Associates to lead the superintendent search process. The board held a special meeting on January 10 to hear presentations by two search firms before making its decision.

Read more about superintendent search

Published: 2017-01-11

District Technology Fair is Saturday, February 11

Mark your calendars for the 3rd annual OSD Technology Fair on Saturday, February 11 at Capital High School.

The free event, which is open to all students, families and the community, will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the high school Commons, 2707 Conger Ave. N.W. in Olympia. School booths will be open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will showcase a variety of ways that students and teachers use digital tools to support the learning process.

Read more about the Technology Fair 

Published: 2017-01-11

Learn All About Kindergarten event set February 11

The Olympia School District will hold its annual “Learn All About Kindergarten” informational event starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, February 11 at Capital High School.

If you know of neighbors or friends who have a child entering kindergarten in the Olympia School District in fall 2017, please share this information with them and encourage them to attend this free event. Capital High School is located at 2707 Conger Ave. N.W. in Olympia.

The event begins at 10 a.m. in the high school theater with a welcome by Superintendent Dick Cvitanich. Families will then have until 11:30 a.m. to visit school booths set up in the gym and learn about a variety of topics related to kindergarten and school in general.

Read more about Learn All About Kindergarten day

Published: 2017-01-11

High school graduation rates top 90 percent

For the second straight year, the Olympia School District has record high on-time graduation rates.

An impressive 91 percent of Capital High School’s Class of 2016 graduated “on time,” or within four years of the first time they started ninth grade. Olympia High is also proud of its latest results, with 91.6 percent of students finishing on time, according to initial graduation rate data compiled by the school district.

Graduation results are also noteworthy at Avanti High School, which was named a School of Distinction this fall for being among the top 5 percent of improving schools statewide. The award recognizes the school’s rising 4- and 5-year graduation rates.

Read more about the high school graduation rates

Published: 2017-01-11

District winter weather procedures

The Olympia School District wants to ensure every child and staff member arrives at school safely. Winter weather conditions may require the closure, late start or early dismissal of students. Occasionally, weather conditions may also make it necessary to modify bus routes to “emergency routes.”

Please refer to our 2016-17 Snow Bulletin, for important information about our district’s plan during severe weather conditions.

Published: 2016-12-09

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Free parenting classes

The Olympia School District is offering FREE parent education classes with Candyce Lund-Bollinger during the 2016-17 school year. Candyce will present on a variety of topics focused on specific age groups from kindergarten through grade 12.  

Published: 2016-12-05

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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.