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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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Construction is running "on time" at Golden Lake Elementary School!


Due to the construction underway at our school, office staff are temporarily relocated at the High School West Media Center 4757 North Road, Circle Pines (enter throught the mail entrance).  The office will be staffed 8am-3pm. Monday-Friday.  You may contact us by phone at 763-792-5900, or if you need immediate assistance call the District Office at 763-792-6000. 

Fire Department Visit Golden Lake


 Centennial Lakes Fire Department visited Golden Lake on Friday, October 24th. Firefighter, Pete Johnson, met with classes and provided instruction about fire safety. He also described what the firefighters use for equipment and how it works. A few lucky teachers even got to try the suits on. The highlight of the visit was Mr. Johnson taking the classes on a tour of the fire truck (outside and inside). 

Eagle Nest Video News


             Video announcements from Golden Lake Elementary!

Golden Lake Promotes Anti-Bullying Month



October was Anti-Bullying month. Golden Lake facilitated a week of activities with the student body to bring awareness and education to this topic. Some of the activities were: students made footprints and posted them around the school to “stomp out” bullying, students received buttons, we brought awareness by wearing orange, students signed the peace pledge, students were introduced to our “buddy benches,” we produced a video about the topic, and wore sweatpants to signify that standing up to bullying is “no sweat.” 

Reward School (pdf, 81 KB)

Golden Lake Receives State’s Highest Honor and Named “REWARD SCHOOL” by MN Department of Ed.

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 broken into three categories:


Proficiency = This measures the number of students who meet grade level standards on the MCA assessment.

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.

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.  



Principal's Page


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.

Based on our latest data, Golden Lake Elementary remains a “top notch” learning institution. We are recognized as a Reward School by the MN Department of Education. Our results show math and reading scores that are far above state averages and neighboring districts. In fact our MMR score is in the top 3% of all schools in the state of MN. This is based on the state standards test called the MCA. Not only do our students score at a high proficiency level, they also grow at a rate higher than average. We are proud to share these amazing results as high achievement embodies the work and success of Golden Lake Elementary.

Not only does Golden Lake offer programs that result in academic growth, it also intentionally focuses on the whole child. This includes its focus upon social and emotional growth in addition to its high achievement. Programs range from embedded lessons in the general classroom to small groups that focus on individual topics. The mission of these programs is to address social and emotional needs so students can be “ready to learn” in the classroom. Other programs that share these goals are our mentorship program, ready buddies program, and after school programs.

Our Golden Lake family wishes you a wonderful school year ahead. As always, don’t hesitate to call and ask about any of our school offerings or programs.

In Partnership,

Mr. Gerst

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).