District Office Hours During MEA

The District Office closes
at noon on Thursday, October 20
and will be closed Friday, October 21.

Picture Re-Takes/Make ups

Retake/Make up day is Tuesday October 18th.

Golden Lake


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

The Latest

2016-2017 Important Dates (pdf, 266 KB)

Please be sure to mark these important dates on your calendar!

Another Successful School Year!

Congrats on another wonderful school year. Our students, staff, and community worked diligently to make this grand success happen again. We continue to be a top performing academic institution as recognized by the Minnesota Department of Education.  Early indications show that our students earned high marks again. Official results will be public at the end of July. Our GLE students also experienced high success within many additional opportunities. These opportunities that are grounded in social and emotion support along with life-long learning are another reason why GLE is so special. We wish you a splendid summer ahead and we look forward to seeing you return in the fall.

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.

Eagle Nest Video News

Video announcements from Golden Lake Elementary!

Board and City Approve Outdoor Classroom Project!

The Circle Pines City Council and ISD12 School Board gave permission to build an outdoor classroom on site in May. The hope and current plan is to partner with Home Depot. The project is currently being considered by Home Depot to become a "Give Back to the Neighborhood" project. If all moves through as plan, we are looking to break ground in the fall of 2016.

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.