About Golden Lake

Golden Lake Elementary, located in Circles Pines, prepares students for life by inspiring them to grow academically, emotionally and socially. We pride ourselves for a focus on the acquisition of high-level academic skills and on healthy social, physical and emotional development.

With a diverse student body, Golden Lake is a top-performing school, earning the state’s “Reward School” designation twice for remarkable achievements in individual academic growth, student proficiency and achievement gap reductions. Our math and reading scores are far above the averages of both the state and neighboring districts.

We couple high expectations for our students with a deep commitment to relationships. At Golden Lake, we understand that relationships are the fuel that drives the engine of success. Our staff work as a team and genuinely care about each other, creating a culture of collaboration and cooperation. Our ability to respect, celebrate and learn from our differences is central to what ties us together.

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Preparing for Upcoming School Year


Classroom Placement - Families will be able to access classroom placement on August 15th. You will need to access the parent portal to display this information. If you have not accessed your parent portal account, simply click on the parent portal link on this screen. If you are having trouble accessing the parent portal, you may also call our school office and we can assist you. Office staff will be returning full time on August 7th.

Supply List - You can access the supply list by  clicking on the link on this page (to your left).

Hope to see you at our annual "Back to School Blast" on August 30th.

Golden Lake Value Statements

These value statements were developed in cooperation by the Golden Lake Community. Staff and parents worked together to define our beliefs. The belief statements now act as our guide for future growth and goals. All efforts will be tied to what we believe is truly important at Golden Lake. We will consistently strive to align our actions and goals with our belief statements.

Adopted 2006-2007