Golden Lake


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

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Lunch With A Loved One

On Friday February 10 Golden Lake Elementary greeted over 500 people for our annual Lunch With a Loved One.  What wonderful, dedicated family and friends our students have.  It was a great day!

U of M Readers

On Friday February 17th Golden Lake Elementary welcomed 8 University of Minnesota Readers organized through Eric Nelson and our Mentor Program.

Eagle Nest Video News

Video announcements from Golden Lake Elementary!

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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.

MMR Scores in Top 4% of Minnesota


Golden Lake Earns State’s Highest Honor and Named “REWARD SCHOOL” by MN Department of Ed. for the 4th Consecutive Year

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. 



2017-2018 Important Dates (pdf, 185 KB)

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