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225 West 4th St
Waconia, MN 55387

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(952) 442-0620
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June 07, 2013
Due to job issues, our family has made many moves over the years and Southview is by far the best elementary school I've seen across multiple cities and states. Of the 6 different main classroom teachers we've had, there has not been one I would think of as sub-par in any way. The staff and teachers really care deeply about their students on an individual basis and they seem to genuinely like going to work there every day. It's clear they all have a common vision: they want children to develop "caring hearts" and strong minds and they all model this for the students each day. I attribute a good bit of this success to the principal, who is just amazing! The only negative I can think of is that it's becoming crowded due to the population growth in Waconia. Class sizes are edging up to around 25 and that's making it harder for teachers. But honestly, that's still pretty doggone good compared to many other schools in the country that are over 30. We're so sad to be moving (again) out of the district and will miss Southview a lot! Kudos, Southview! You're doing it right!!

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February 01, 2013
My daughter use to go to school here.The education is fine however one day I was out to lunch with my daughter and two other family members at dvincis and four staff members from school were also there.I was shocked by what they were saying , first they talked badly about me then about my daughter who has a learning disability.The receptionist kristin is the one that was saying the most and i even got a dirty look from the janitor when they left the resteraunt.I never said a word to them,but i probably should have.So just remember staff members that read this you have no reason to take badly about a child with a disability..

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October 20, 2008
The education my child is getting is fine. However, the communication from the school, the district, and MOST IMPORTANTLY, the teachers is terrible. This is our child's 2nd year at Southview and we have never heard from any of the teachers about how our child is doing, concerns they may have, etc... We moved our child into the school mid-year, so would have expected to get some communication from the homeroom teacher about how our child was adapting to the change. At back to school night, it was very clear that the homeroom teacher this year would not be doing anything outside of the specific duties defined in the teacher's contract. Don't think the teachers really care much about the children - just care about meeting standards. Sad. Is this because of the Minnesota Teachers Union?

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April 22, 2008
Great staff; many caring teachers willing to go the extra mile for kids. Kids feel safe and comfortable there.

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Southview Elementary School
225 West 4th St, Waconia, MN  55387
(952) 442-0620
Last modified Southview Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-4. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Southview Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 8 reviews. Top