L.P. Brown Elementary School is a distinctive learning community located in the northwest corner of the Olympia School District. Originally built in 1965, Brown serves around 300 K-5 students. This neighborhood school works to provide a nurturing, safe and exciting learning environment for its students. It enjoys a beautiful, recently remodeled building, a spacious wooded campus and has a long history of academic excellence and community involvement.
The Brown community is highly involved in the education of every child. Developing breadth and depth throughout the curriculum is an ongoing focus for staff. Enrichment activities regularly funded through the PTA, (Parent Teacher Association) help staff extend the curriculum for all students. Art, Science, Music and P.E. continue to be targeted enrichment areas for the school year. PTA monies have also been dedicated for the continuation of technology enhancements, Olympia Junior Programs, Science Fair, Art Show, Artist-In-Residence Program and assemblies. By providing social activities, character and social skills classes, we continue to round out our commitment to developing a learning environment where students’ overall academic achievement and social growth are the emphasis. The entire L.P. Brown staff is skilled and takes seriously the challenge of providing meaningful learning opportunities for all students. Overall, L.P. Brown students perform very well on a variety of District assessments including state assessments.
Our students come from a mix of socio-economic and cultural backgrounds. Specialized programs are housed at the site. They include the DLC (Developmental Learning Classroom), which serves students with significant delays in academic, functional life skills or social interaction skills. Special Education services are delivered to about 30% of our students, using a combination of pull out and inclusion support. In addition, nearly 7% of our students are served in the PATS or gifted education program. A student support team and multi-disciplinary team work with staff to provide on-going resources for any student or family need.
As a Title I school, LP Brown parents have the right to know about their child's teacher and paraprofessional's certifications and credentials. View the Right to Know clause as well as what Title I means to LP Brown Elementary School students.