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7700 Old Carriage Court
Shakopee, MN 55379

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(952) 496-5952
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Teacher effectiveness: Very effective
November 11, 2015
Red Oak has the best teachers on the planet. It would take all day to list all the ways I have seen my kids teachers go above and beyond for them to ensure they are in a comfortable learning environment and that they have all the tools they need to succeed.

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Amount of homework: Just right
November 11, 2015
It obviously varies by teacher and by grade. Having had three kids at this school, it seems to have been the right amount to ensure concepts are learned but not just for the sake of having homework.

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Develops empathy: Strongly agree
November 11, 2015
They teach integrity, compassion and what it means to be a good citizen and human being. It's woven into daily lessons and kids are rewarded by staff when they witness kids doing the right thing.

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November 11, 2015
Three kids down and all three have had excellent experiences. The best teachers on the planet!

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August 27, 2014
This is a truly great school. How do I know? My daughter has attended for the past 4 years. She loves it so much that she is sad when the year ends and ecstatic when it is time to go back. Families are a priority here...everyone is made to feel welcome and a vital asset to the school. Every teacher we have had has been great....amazing even! We could not be happier and are very glad our other kids will be attending here as well. Shakopee is a great community with awesome schools!

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April 08, 2014
My grandchildren have gone to red oak for two years. In that time as a volunteer and an active part of there lives, I have seen their wonderful teachers guide and teach them with patience and understanding. We communicate with each other, when any kind of situation has happened, so we can then resolve it in a healthy way. I would say that an improvement could be made in the screening of the substitute teacher in the younger grades, (first grade primarily). Everyone has been so helpful and supportive, from the gals in the office, to the teachers and most of the substitute teachers. It is a real pleasure to work with Mrs. Ruegg and Mrs. Dahl, two very fine teachers. You can easily see that they enjoy their work! This has been a great start to my grandchildren's education.

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April 06, 2014
My daughter has gone to Red Oak since kindergarten. She is now a 5th grader and in her last year. The teachers and staff have been nothing but amazing since day one. My daughter has thrived both socially and academically and I give so much of the credit to the exceptional education that she has received at Red Oak.

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May 23, 2013
My daughter is very lucky to go to this school. Her teacher Mrs Julie Dahl is AMAZING. My daughter learned a lot. And my husband and I are very satisfied of what she's done. She's very good in communicating with the parents through emails and notes. She's my daughters teacher 1st and 2nd grade. My daughter love her and the school. Great school to go to...

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April 22, 2012
Red Oak is an excellent place to go through elementary school. I had 2 kids get a decent education. The one thing I do not agree with is looping. if you get stuck with a bad teacher and you don't want to change the "mixup" of the class, you could have 2 bad years, like my daughter did. Her teacher was self absorbed and it wasn't until that was over that my daugher excelled with another teacher.

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January 10, 2012
I'm so sorry but this school is no where near a great school. Teachers brag about how annoying kids are. They do not have any accountability for the way they treat students or parents. One teacher was boasting that she gets served a law suit from at least one parent every year. Please! Another teacher told our family directly that my son was lazy and reminded her of her own lazy son. REALLY? He was in 4th grade! She continued to fail him on nearly every assignment even if answers where correct saying his numbers where not styled to her liking or some other excuse. My son could barely read or write coming out of this school. I do have to say there are a very small handful of good teachers at this location such as Mrs. Erickson who was an amazing kind and supportive teacher to every student. The Principal is a kind nurturing man but cannot make up for a bad staff. We are now in a different state and at an amazing high end supportive public school and my son is well on his way to a top college for pre-med. If you are thinking about moving to the twin cities area consider other suburbs such as Edina or Minnetonka if schools are a concern.

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April 30, 2010
I have three children who have attended Red Oak. I have always been impressed by the quality of education and the warm and caring staff who works so hard at Red Oak.

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May 13, 2008
Red Oak is excellent. The staff is caring, understanding and adaptable to the uniquity of each student without detracting from the class. Teachers are very committed and creative in the ways they present different subjects. The principal is kind and very accessible/approachable to the students and regularly visits classrooms to interact with students. It's a comfortable and safe environment that just has a good feel to it. Everyone is very friendly and involved. Red Oak rocks!

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April 19, 2007
My son is in first grade and he is in Ms. Thomas's class. We like her very much and tries to accommodate a lof of things for kids. She is very receptive and caring. She is open to ideas and since my son is advanced, she gives him advanced math packets, gives more thought to the next step the child should move to and she has helped my son move forward from wherever he is rather than waiting for the class to catch up to him. She has the AR program started for 1st graders(even though AR starts only from 2nd grade). I would suggest Ms.Thomas to any first grade parent.

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November 19, 2006
This is a great school if you get the right teachers. We had GREAT years and terrible years. There seems to be no recourse for the parents if a teacher decides your child is not to his/her liking. Great teachers I would encourage any parent to go for are Ms. Erickson and Mrs. Kudrle. Ms. Erickson cares about all levels succeeding and Mrs. Kudrle is very encouraging and positive.

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Red Oak Elementary School
7700 Old Carriage Court, Shakopee, MN  55379
(952) 496-5952
Last modified Red Oak Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Red Oak Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 21 reviews. Top