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801 Minnetonka Mills Rd
Hopkins, MN 55343

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(952) 988-4200
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July 24, 2015
I felt that there could have been an intervention in the little girl's life before she wasted so many years going to school and hating it. Unfortunately, she has fallen way behind her peers.

- submitted by a community member

June 03, 2014
The principal here is just plain awesome! He really cares about the kids. The teachers are top notch. Our third grade teacher was the best! She made learning fun and she wants to be there. Parent involvement is very good. Parents go above and beyond to help out.

- submitted by a parent

April 16, 2014
I am a parent at Alice Smith Elementary. We are extremely happy with the school and the education our children receive. The principal is top notch. She knows each child by name, greets them warmly, and really makes them feel like they belong. The staff is excellent. They really seem to like where they are. They are enthusiastic, love the kids and love teaching. We are very pleased with the small class sizes (20, 21 in kindergarten). I also appreciate the way the teachers collaborate and support each other. There are great evening events that focus on academics, such as family engineering night and the Imagination Fair. We are also pleased with the Gifted and Talented program and teacher. Lots of individual attention and support. We are very pleased with the warm, caring community where each child is encouraged to do their best. We love the diversity of Alice Smith. It's a beautiful school with beautiful children. Another great aspect of the school is the involvement and support of the community. Everyday there are caring adults who work with students on an individual basis. We are extremely happy to belong to this school.

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May 26, 2013
Alice Smith is full of caring, hard-working teachers, and students who feel the community support around them. We love it!

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June 16, 2008
I agree with the reviews posted in 2003-2005. It was a great school with a great principle and teachers. Unfortunately, this district is mismanaged on monetary and overall focus. The good teachers can not continue to make up the difference. As an example we know that they are only getting through 8 of 12 Units in Math while neighboring districts finish all 12. Test scores show this. We regrettable seen great decline in the past 4 years and pulled both of our elementary age children out to go to another district.

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February 21, 2005
I have had nothing but wonderful experiences with Alice Smith. The teachers, principal and programs are A1! Kurt Nordess really DOES know all the kids by name, and he couldn't be a nicer man. I'm beyond impressed with my 4th grader's experience there and am looking forward to sending my kindergartener in the fall.

- submitted by a parent

September 30, 2004
I love how this school welcomed my special needs daughter with open arms.

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August 10, 2004
Our second child is entering 4th grade this fall. We love AS. Kurt Nordness is an excellent principal...reacts well to a crisis. Knows all the kids by name. They have good programs for gifted children so they do not get bored.

- submitted by a parent

January 12, 2004
My son entered Alice Smith below his reading level in 2nd grade, he started 3rd grade at the proper level and began 4th grade above his reading level. The teachers are great.

- submitted by a parent

May 08, 2003
Excellant school! I have had three children attend this school, and all three have had a wonderful experience there. They are well prepared for middle school and high school. The teachers are fantastic. I highly recommend this school

- submitted by a community member
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Alice Smith Elementary School staff is committed to excellence and equity for every student, every day. We work as partners with families to create a safe and innovative learning environment for our students. Our entire community is united in their commitment to help each child in their efforts to succeed.


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Alice Smith Elementary School
801 Minnetonka Mills Rd, Hopkins, MN  55343
(952) 988-4200
Last modified Alice Smith Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Alice Smith Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 17 reviews. Top