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3825 Glacier Dr
Eagan, MN 55123

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(651) 683-8570
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April 06, 2015
This school seemed very good from the outside. My sister goes to this school, and is always bugging me. She says they have more smart boards, better equipment, and that it is a "STEAM" school. All this stuff sounds great, but theres things about it that really annoy me. Firstly, every 3 years we got lice ( which is about average). But once my sister went there we got it 3 times in a row in less than 6 months! And yes, we thoroughly cleaned the house and slept on anything that we hadn't been (which meant sleeping bags and towels). This very negatively effected all of us because we are so busy. It was falling asleep in my own classes because I didn't get enough sleep at night. The second thing is that they are always asking for money. No matter how much money the get from the government, they still want the kids to go around the neighborhoods collecting money. It is a very rude and tricky way of getting money. "Hey, no one could say no to an innocent little 1st grader!". Lastly, they are always getting the kids to pay money for things IN the school. So far we have been asked to rent roller skates (we already had some, but they said we could only rent) and to buy wrist gaurds. ??

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February 07, 2015
Such a great school and environment for children to learn and grow. My daughter started her 1st grade and loves her teacher Ms Lyons who has the magic to influence, empower, motivate and respect her students. You will find everyone here, right from the front office desk, nurse,principal with such genuine kindness and dedication. We love Glacier Hills!

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May 31, 2013
My son is a Kinesthetic Leaner. Because of all the teacher complaints I took him to 2 different psychologists both of them said he was normal. One of them indicated he was likely gifted. The school continued to complain about my son and then suggested I put him on medication, after I told them he had seen 2 different professionals. It is interesting considering all the complaints I listened to and all the action I took because of their issues. Thankfully my son has parents who are educated and have resources and we aren't afraid to contact professionals. This school doesn't do well with Kinesthetic Learners. My experience has been constant negative comments and very little positive comments from teachers.

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March 30, 2013
I agree that a sense of community for parents is a tough win here. Though I've made friends with other parents, the volunteer opportunities don't lend themselves to community building, primarily because the parents here are working, hard. The sense of community for kids, though, is amazing. DD doesn't like time off of school unless we have a major trip planned. She adores here teachers, is exposed to students from a variety of backgrounds, and is well cared-for in every aspect. The social climate has been carefully nurtured and it shows. I also agree that a certain lack of focus prevents the maximizing of all of the opportunities, but you can't have this truly creative, divergently-thinking, growth fostering environment if the group is hung up on every missed opportunity. Glacier Hills strikes a fantastic balance. It's not perfect, but it doesn't pretend to be. It's goal is constant innovation an excellence, and they reach it on a daily basis.

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March 01, 2011
Glacier Hills is a fantastic learning community. I feel that my children have opportunities to celebrate diverse perspectives through the arts and science inquiry. Teachers are high quality, caring, responsive, and willing to go the extra mile to make learning creative, fun, and relevant.

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October 12, 2010
Excellent facility, wonderful staff and teachers, great principal! Just couldn't ask for anything more!!

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October 11, 2010
Glacier Hills Arts and Science Magnet School has wonderfully involved teachers and principal. Their focus on art and science is forward thinking and provides wonderful experiences for the students.

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April 25, 2010
I love that when I go in to the school, it's peaceful and quiet, and all the children are having their needs met. I have volunteered there, and know that some of the children come from homes with big challenges. But everyone has a beautiful, peaceful, loving place to come to, with an excellent science and art curriculum. The school pays close attention to the emotional and social needs of the children, as well as to their intellectual needs. I love this school, and it keeps me in this town.

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April 19, 2010
I admire Glacier Hills Elem. school because of the quality and expertise of the teachers -- they're above average. Their respect for the students is so evident!

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March 31, 2010
We have two children in Glacier, having chosen this school specifically for its specialized curriculum and excellent staff. We have had only the best experience at Glacier. Each of our daughters was recognized before Kindergarten as being gifted and placed in the Enrichment program for students in K-2. This was one of our requirements for our elementary school, and we couldn't be more pleased. We have met so many wonderful educators and parents at Glacier, and we feel we've truly found a family there. Even after our children advance to the next grade, we stay in touch with their former teachers. Our girls are performing well above the state and national averages, and we plan to keep them at Glacier for as long as we reside in Minnesota.

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June 05, 2009
I agree with the previous comment that they have fabulous programming & not taking advantage of it.Let aside encourage,they have no method even to identify unique yet obvious talents .This has led to discouraging talented kids from coming forward.Not much cooperation from teachers either. Looking for a different school now.

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April 11, 2009
This school has some fabulous programming. But they don't know exactly which opportunities they want to take advantage of so sometimes it seems very disorganized. There is no sense of community. It's not a family like many of the other local schools. Granted they have kids coming from all over the district, but they should also be asking for parent involvement, I'm sure many parents would love to be involved. When they say there will be homework every week, there is no consistency so it's hard to tell what/how my son is doing academically. I see plenty of artwork coming home but not a lot of schoolwork. They still need to focus on the basics and decide the best way to incorporate the many wonderful opportunities that they have. I'm transferring my son to our local school next year so we can have that sense of community we love.

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January 15, 2009
I cannot say enough about this school. My child has attended this school for two years and I could not have chosen a better school for him. They are a magnet school of Arts and Science but they take all other subjects just as serious. They identify students learning levels and teach to them. They also have a program that identifies students that are 'Young Scholars'. I am extremely pleased with the school, teachers and prinicpal

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September 19, 2008
My son is a Fourth grader at Glacier Hills. This is our second year there. We love the magnet school aspect, he has a lot of opportunities to grow in the art's and science fields because of Glacier Hills. The prinipal, Jeff Holton, is fabulous. We recently had an incident with another student saying a racial comment to my son, Mr. Holton handled this matter immediatly. I really appreciate the professionalism that went along with his response to this matter. It let me know that he supported the fact that racial discrimination will not be tolerated in his school. That really impressed my family. My son loves it there and I will be sad after next year when he graduates fifth grade. I would recommend this school to anyone with mentally/physically challenged children along with minority children. The atmosphere is very warm and welcoming for all students.

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March 29, 2007
Our family relocated here from Chicago and chose housing based on access to District 196 and particularly Glacier Hills. My third grader loves his school and we are very excited to see the level of committment by faculty and administrative staff.

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September 18, 2006
All three of my children currently attend Glacier Hills. They all love their teachers, the lessons, and their fellow students. On my behalf, I love that I am asked to help with field trips, parties, and other activities at the school. Alot of parental involvment.

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December 07, 2004
My daughter has had an excellent school experience. The staff at Glacier Hills is caring, creative and dedicated. I like the fact that the school population is culturally diverse and celebrates its diversity. Students here are offered a safe and exciting learning environment.

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June 16, 2003
We moved here in September of 2002 from Southeast Texas and were very impressed with the dedication to learning as compared to the school we came from. My child has been exposed to arts and culture that have not been available elsewhere.

- submitted by a community member

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As a nationally recognized magnet school of Arts & Science, we take great pride and care for our students and school. We believe our students are capable of changing the world. We promote inquiry, design, creativity through integrating the Arts and Sciences into everyday learning. Our diverse community comes together and students are provided the opportunity to learn from, through, and with one another. We are creating a different type of learner.

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Glacier Hills Elementary School
3825 Glacier Dr, Eagan, MN  55123
(651) 683-8570
Last modified Glacier Hills Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Glacier Hills Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 18 reviews. Top