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Shoreview, MN
Students enrolled: 931

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1141 Lepak Ct
Shoreview, MN 55126

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December 04, 2014
We moved here because of the schools this neighborhood is assigned. Yes, we were that thorough. My son is now at Mounds View High School. Turtle Lake laid the foundation for his success. Such a warm, welcoming place. Extremely dedicated teachers. I can't say enough good things about Sandy Collins and the orchestra program. My son is now exploring a dual degree, one of them music, and I know that this is because of Sandy's dedication and high expectations. Mrs. Hunt, Mrs. Bell both challenged my high achiever, but also were just good adult mentors for him. Mrs. Arell made a hard year for our son much easier. She was kind and firm and helped him learn responsibility. Now, we had one clinker, but hey, we all learned from dealing with her! This group of teachers really cares about kids and they go out of their way to try new things to individualize learning for each student. The school health aid was a delight and helped our son with a comforting place where he could regroup. The administration and support staff were all wonderful. We made the right decision to move here. Home prices are much less than other highly rated districts, so it really was a no brainer.

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August 12, 2014
Turtle Lake is an incredible school. It is a joy as a parent to watch my children be so excited about learning. The teachers are fantastic and they are always looking for ways to make it even better, so it just keeps improving. We know so many families that have moved to this school or switched from a private school in the past year and they have all been so happy.

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April 06, 2014
Turtle Lake is a wonderful school. I know many families that moved into the area specifically for the school. Parents are involved. Teachers rally together to ensure kids who are struggling catch up, and kids who need more challenging material are given it. My 2nd grader is "behind" and there is a whole team working with us to make sure she is given the right support in her academics and social skills. I'm proud to say my children attend Turtle Lake.

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March 16, 2014
I have three children in Turtle Lake, all at different levels of academic strength . TL has been able to adapt or challenge all of my kids to meet their needs. The involvement with parents and the community is outstanding. We moved into this school district for the great schools and we continue to be impressed and amazed at the dedication and compassion of the staff and teachers for our children.

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February 01, 2014
Turtle was an excellent school, that is the entire reason my husband and I moved to the area. With test scores falling, poor leadership and increased enrollment, the school is taking a downward turn. Their test scores continue to drop. three years ago they were ranked as #12 in the state. Our children are high potential, but not being challenged. However, they do love the extra drawing and doodling time. Because our children have been "lost" multiple times we are looking at multiple private schools in the area. Safety is a concern for us as the administration recently forgot to tell the teachers the school was working on the fire alarms. The alarm went off and the students were lead out in below zero weather without coats. We know many families who have left Turtle Lake in the past year and we are next.

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January 31, 2014
Big school, big goals, big achievement! Turtle Lake has been so helpful with our gifted son by challenging him in advanced reading and math classes. It's a large school, yet friendly. International in scope and attendance. Wide variety of specialty classes and activities. Zoned in the higher income areas of Shoreview and North Oaks. Community involvement is excellent. Currently building with community donations a playground "for everyone," an inclusive playground for physically challenged kids. We considered privates like St. Paul Academy, Liberty Classical and Mounds Park and found them excellent, yet insular. Turtle Lake is come as you are, but come to learn from the dedicated teachers, who are getting younger every year, from our observations.

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February 13, 2006
I have had 4 children go throught this school. The only problem I saw was old teachers waiting out their time to retire and we lost young enthuiastic teachers due to cuts. Other than that it is a great school! 10/10 for academic probably the highest parent involvement of any school i have seen.

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Turtle Lake Elementary School
1141 Lepak Ct, Shoreview, MN  55126
(651) 621-7700
Last modified Turtle Lake Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Turtle Lake Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 10 reviews. Top