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2014 Golden Lake Go Around

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Golden Lake Elementary prepares students for life by inspiring them to grow academically, emotionally and socially.

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12th Annual Golden Lake Go-Around

A grand “thank you” goes out to our GLE community for making the 12th annual Golden Lake Go-Around an amazing success. This year we raised almost $9500. The big project this year will be constructing an outdoor classroom. This will present exponential opportunities to bring Minnesota’s outdoor education to our Golden Lake students. Minnesota’s outdoor learning possibilities are amazing can bring life-long learning to our students. We are excited to start this journey next spring. A special “thank you” goes out to Becky Kingsbury (and family) who has graciously chaired this event for four consecutive years.

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Our Golden Lake community is excited to continue our legacy and outstanding success.Golden Lake continues its rich tradition as we prepare students for life by inspiring them to grow academically, emotionally, and socially.

Reward School (pdf, 81 KB)

Golden Lake Earns State’s Highest Honor and Named “REWARD SCHOOL” by MN Department of Ed. for Third Consecutive Year

This month the MN Department of Education released the latest round of school ratings. The ratings are called Multiple Measurement Reports (MMR). The ratings are based on the state standards tests in reading and math called the MCA. Students in grades 3-5 take these tests each spring. The MMR rating is measured within three categories:

Proficiency = This measures the number of students who meet grade level standards on the MCA assessment. We scored a perfect rating based upon our students’ proficiency rates.

Growth = This compares each student to his/her growth from year to year. It also compares your student to other students who received the same score in the prior year and measures their growth respectively. GLE students grew more than other students around the state.

Gap Reduction = This compares the state average test scores to our sub-groups. Examples of sub-groups are ethnicity, special education, free & reduced lunch, etc. It compares your sub-group scores to overall state averages. It will determine if the achievement gap is being closed in these sub-groups.  GLE is closing the achievement gap.

 Because of this high performance we have been named a “Reward School” by the department of education. This recognizes the state’s top performing title schools. We have a high level of students at grade level, a high level of students earning high growth on an annual basis, and we are closing the achievement gap at GLE. Be proud and excited to have your child attending one of the highest performing schools in the state of Minnesota.  It is a recognition that is well deserved through diligent efforts, sound academic planning, and a wonderful partnership with our parents and community. If you would like more details about our school’s performance don’t hesitate to contact me. You can also get information from the Department of MN education website. 

Golden Lake Elementary Bus Routes (pdf, 48 KB)

Students are to arrive at bus stops approximately five minutes prior to scheduled stop time. Bused students may walk up to 1/2 mile to a bus stop (if the bus stop is more than 1/2 mile from your home, please call the transportation office at 612-789-5143).