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Prior Lake, MN
Students enrolled: 455

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5370 Westwood Dr
Prior Lake, MN 55372

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(952) 226-0400
(952) 226-0449
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January 22, 2014
I agree with the other posts that this school is fine but the gifted program is not suitable for highly gifted children and the principal is only looking for over achievers. The principal does not understand the difference between bright children and gifted children. This program is definitely not challenging enough for truly gifted children.

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December 21, 2013
The regular schooling is of your normal public school expectations, teaching to the "mass" students. However this school has a school within a school called SAGE, being marketed towards the local community as a gifted school inside a public school. The SAGE school is not knowledgeable in Highly gifted and above children. They are directed towards High Achievers, and are uneducated in how these HG+ children actually learn, socialize, and are unable to truly inspire these children. The principal is very opinionated in how her school is to be run, seems to be a great principal until there's a bump in the road, then she becomes judgmental, unwilling to help your child, and even threatening. The principal is the leader of the gifted program, and doesn't know of OE's, repetitive instruction issues, and tends to label ADD as issues in the gifted child. I truly hope the faculty becomes better informed on how HG+ children actually function, and what they "need" in order to learn. Personal Opinion: Do not go to Westwood for the gifted program, otherwise it's a great school.

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November 15, 2013
The principal and the teachers at this school are excellent. My daughter has made many friends and has so much opportunity.

- submitted by a parent

November 15, 2010
Just great!!!! The principal is committed to every aspect, and the teachers well prepared and enthusiastic about their jobs.

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June 07, 2009
I really enjoyed my experience at this school! The staff is great, the curriculum is decent, and I think the school has an overall friendly, safe atmosphere.

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Westwood Elementary School
5370 Westwood Dr, Prior Lake, MN  55372
(952) 226-0400
Last modified Westwood Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Westwood Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 5 reviews. Top