Olsen Middle School Profile

School Improvement Plan (SIP)

  • A School Improvement Plan (SIP) containing specific objectives and action steps for achieving Florida's educational goals is required for all schools. The SAC has the primary responsibility for monitoring the implementation of the annual SIP. The SIP must be approved by the School Board.

MISSION

  • Our mission at Olsen Middle School is to offer an academic program of depth by supporting students as they develop into a community of lifelong learners working together to become college, technology, and career-ready, providing a nurturing environment where academic and personal excellence can be achieved.

    Excellence for Every Student, Every Day!

OUR HISTORY

  • Olsen Middle School is located in Dania Beach, Florida. The City of Dania Beach borders Ft. Lauderdale to the north and Hollywood to the south. We are approximately one mile from the Atlantic Ocean.

    Named for Broward teacher Ms. Mertie Olsen, Olsen Junior High was originally built in 1954 at a time when South Florida was a growing community, but largely unpopulated compared to today. Olsen was one of Broward county's first junior high schools. Through the years, Olsen has proven to be an important part of a growing community.

    In 1994, the School Board of Broward County purchased land next to the original school and built a new state-of-the-art facility. The plan called for the original Olsen to be torn down and athletic fields built in its place. Olsen had other ideas and instead decided to keep the original building as a sixth-grade center. This helped us alleviate our overcrowding concerns. It also gave us the rare opportunity to allow our sixth-grade students another year to "grow". Our more than 1200 students and 100 faculty, staff, and administration members are proud to call Olsen "Home."