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Andover, MN
Students enrolled: 1,032

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16950 Verdin St NW
Andover, MN 55304

(763) 506-8200
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August 05, 2015
We have had a student in this school for every year since the 2nd year they opened. We have experience with private schools and other public schools. The staff and directors at this school are 2nd to none. They have worked hard to improve in all areas and they have an active parent group. Many volunteers help create extra after-school opportunities. I know that every school is going to have their share of bad teachers but there are very few here and many exceptional ones.

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May 18, 2015
I am so impressed with this school!! Transferred over when my daughter was in K.. Son has special needs and started next year!!! They are now 4th and 5th graders!!!!! Top notch school!!! My kids love it and they are all awesome!!!!! Teachers are incredible!! Have gotten the best of special Ed!!!! Don't believe the other reviews....,we have lived it here and will miss it greatly!!!

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April 09, 2015
I have two children at this school and I have to say I am not impressed at all. I have no idea what all the hype is about, but it is not a good school. My children at other schools have received WAY more support, compassion and understanding than this school. I have repeatedly expressed my concerns for my son and his reading abilities and how I want him to have extra help. They keep telling me his scores are below average, but almost there. So no help will be offered. He is struggling. Talk about leaving the fallen behind. As a parent you want the best for your child and by far.....this is not it. So disappointed. I don't know how people can give the school anything better than a one star.

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January 24, 2014
Just switched my son there from Hoover in Coon Rapids. We think Hoover was a much better school. My son is in special ed. I have not been impressed with communication or their knowledge of my son. He has appliances in his mouth from ortho treatments and they did not realize this until halfway through the year after I told them even though it was in his IEP info from his transfer. When I met with them for an IEP meeting I was not formally introduced. They welcomed me by asking, "You're not his mom are you?" I was referred to in third person most of the meeting. I do not care how new the school is, it is the staff that makes a school and I definitely regret my decision to switch schools.

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May 09, 2013
This school sets the standard for how a public education school should be. They provide amazing support to ensure that every student succeeds. The school is well appropriated and and the staff is extremely dedicated to the childrens education. 5 Stars!

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April 14, 2009
I have an education and private school background. This school has not only exceeded my expaections for my 5th grader, 3rd grader and 1st grader, it has alos redefined for me what a public education can be. You cannot pay any amount of money and do better for your children than Rum River.

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July 12, 2008
Rum River has been an excellent school for my children to attend. The specialization program allowed my fifth grader prepare for middle school. The teachers are positive and willing to work with the parents. I couldn't ask for a better learning environment than the one Rum River provides. I feel very fortunate to say my children attend such a wonderful school, with such competent staff.

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March 31, 2008
My son attended Rum River from 1st thru 5th grades. He received an excellent education. The school is very clean, the entire staff is very helpful and friendly. The principal is right there with the staff helping out every day and always makes time to talk to you. Top notch school.

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February 06, 2008
I have a third grade son and a kindergarten daughter at Rum River. We could not be more pleased with this school. The staff and administration are fantastic. Issues and concerns are quickly resolved. The teachers are wonderful. My children can't wait to go to school each day. Requests I've made for my children have been honored. I just can't say enough about how wonderful this school is. If you are looking to move to the Andover area, be sure to look for a home in Rum River's attendance area.

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November 01, 2006
This is an incredible school and the principal really does care. most of the teachers are really involved individually with the children and parent involvement is high. The 'No Bullying' is strongly encouraged and the children are shown how to treat each other so when they are in junior high I can see a big difference in the way kids will be treated. Each child really feels special and they make them feel that way which leads to better grades, and more self confidence in the real world.

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Rum River Elementary School
16950 Verdin St NW, Andover, MN  55304
(763) 506-8200
Last modified Rum River Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Rum River Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 17 reviews. Top