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Eden Lake Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 825 students

 

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Posted April 6, 2013

This is a disappointing rating and not consistent with previous years. Our kids have been in this school for 2 years (now 2nd and 4th). Both of our kids are in the Key program and take accelerated classes in math, and have participated in after school programs in science, chess and film making. Like many schools, there is an emphasis on testing that tends to shift the focus away from higher performing students. I suspect with the results this year that will only increase. As a parent, if you get involved with your kids' education you'll find that the school has a lot to offer, but you cannot take that for granted. Schedule an appointment at the school and talk to the administrators. The information and comments here (including this one) only tell part of the story.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2010

This, imo, is a horrid school! The no homework policy has had such a detrimental effect on many of the children, who as they enter higher levels of education have attained no skills in managing homework and organization and have not had any opportunity to learn sustained effort. It is also a very difficult school, imo, to get adequate services for children with special needs. Getting the SPED staff to perform an evaluation is, imo, very difficult at best. Sure the teachers and staff are smiling and nice when you enter the door, that, imo, is because they don't actually do anything to educate your child and they still get their paychecks nonetheless. I say run Run RUN from this school.


Posted February 26, 2010

Eden Lake is average to slightly below. We have huge decrepancies within the district regarding standards and homework policies. Communication seems to be below what I am used to as well. If you are for no homework which reinforces daily learning then Eden Lake would be a good fit. I am more concerned about the seemingly real possibility that the reason we have a no homework policy is so that we can level the playing for the diversed population that we try to serve rather than some study that justifies their position of no homework. In essence, it seems we have lowered the requirement so that noone gets left behind but noone is stretching. The school receives 10,000 for ESL students to the 4,000 for English speaking students. We should be doing a better job of graduating ESL students to proficiency before immersing them into the mainstream classroom.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

I never go into Eden Lake School that I don't wish I could be a student there. Outstanding teachers and administrators. It is fun to be a student there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2009

Eden lake is a great schools nice teachers good for kids who need extra help and has nice size rooms and smart bords wich are good for my tow kids who have truble seeig white bords
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2009

3 of my boys attend or have attended Eden Lake, and we have been very pleased. It's a great community of wonderfully involved families, and the staff is absolutely committed to excellence.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2009

While teachers are certainly hit or miss, Eden Lake is a great place for my daughter to go to school. The class sizes are large (average 25), but it seems that every school district is struggling with that! Parent involvement is exemplary, and I enjoy attending school functions. The music / arts depts have been a major disappointment, but going to school is about learning - reading, math, science, socialization skills - so we enroll in other programs to account for Eden Lake's lack of the 'arts.'
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2007

Eden Lake is an amazing school with great teachers. I am very impressed by the use of Smart Boards and the web for reaching out to parents. The class sizes are larger than anyone likes, but that is a national trend that all schools are fighting. I do agree that the focus should be on fundamentals, but so far the curriculums in the lower grades have done an excellent job building those skills in my children. We are extremely happy at EL and despite my hour long commute will stay in EP for the school system and community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2007

WOW - just shocked at the last 2 parent reviews. Apparently a VERY isolated case(s). We have been in the EP school district for 5 years and LOVE it. Have nothing negative to say. We have NEVER had a bad teacher at Eden Lake and the parent envolvement is unbelievable. Yes, there are some parents who are not involved but there are more that are involved then not. Maybe you should visit some of the other schools in neighboring towns to see what type of involvement they have. I am sad for you that you have had a bad experience - it is an excellent school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2007

Like all the Eden Prairie schools, it's not nearly as good as it used to be. Teachers are a mix of good(very few), ok, and bad. Eden Prairie schools have gone downhill (as has Eden Prairie in general) over the last 7-8 years (we moved here 12 years ago - back when EP was a great place to raise a family!)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2007

Eden Prairie schools are not what they used to be. The teachers at Eden Lake are a mixed bag (some good, some not). Also, while others have said good things about the principle, that has not been our experience. A few parents are fairly involved but most seem to leave everything up to the school. This lack of 'caring' on the part of parents means that too many children require extra help just to go over the most basic things. Any child who is above mediocre (not to mention those wanting or needing advanced curriculum) is out of luck. In EP's effort to not 'leave a child behind' they've succeeded in holding back the rest. If you want the best for your child, I'd suggest you do as we are and look elsewhere. If you're happy with subpar then enroll today!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2007

Very dissappointed with Eden Lake. Too large of class size, not enough focus on fundamentals of reading, writing, and arithmetic.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2007

Excellent school - great teachers, FABULOUS principal. Very involved parents! LOVE this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2004

Leading edge education by excellent educators and staff. We have been a part of this school system for five years, and found the focus of the curriculum to be on helping the student achieve social and education skills they can use for a lifetime. Great school and educators. Owen Riess
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2004

We have lived in Eden Prairie for the last 6 years, I think they have some of the best schools in the state. It is a well balanced school with excellent teachers and great involved parents. One of the best things is that we have never worried about safety! Great community and Great schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2010.

178 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

139 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
86%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2010.

177 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

130 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
81%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2010.

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

152 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

All Students79%
Female75%
Male83%
Black44%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities71%
Students without disabilities80%
English language learners39%
Proficient in English87%
Not migrant79%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

All Students78%
Female82%
Male73%
Black49%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities41%
Students without disabilities83%
English language learners46%
Proficient in English84%
Not migrant78%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

All Students85%
Female86%
Male84%
Black61%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities69%
Students without disabilities86%
English language learners47%
Proficient in English89%
Not migrant85%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
64%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

All Students68%
Female59%
Male75%
Black44%
Asian95%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities71%
English language learners23%
Proficient in English79%
Not migrant68%

Reading

All Students60%
Female54%
Male65%
Black35%
Asian89%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities63%
English language learners4%
Proficient in English73%
Not migrant60%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

All Students70%
Female72%
Male70%
Black29%
Asian85%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities60%
Students without disabilities72%
English language learners11%
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant70%

Reading

All Students69%
Female72%
Male67%
Black24%
Asian85%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities60%
Students without disabilities70%
English language learners13%
Proficient in English77%
Not migrant69%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

All Students63%
Female60%
Male67%
Black40%
Asian89%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities66%
English language learners21%
Proficient in English68%
Not migrant63%

Reading

All Students70%
Female72%
Male68%
Black38%
Asian83%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities74%
English language learners14%
Proficient in English77%
Not migrant70%

Science

All Students63%
Female58%
Male69%
Black30%
Asian72%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities42%
Students without disabilities65%
English language learners14%
Proficient in English69%
Not migrant63%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 58% 73%
Black 20% 9%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 6%
Hispanic 6% 7%
Two or more races 5% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 35%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Charles Richter
Fax number
  • (952) 975-8420

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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1200 Anderson Lakes Parkway
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Phone: (952) 975-8400

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