SPRING LAKE PARK SCHOOLS – YOUR FAMILY’S EDUCATIONAL HOME
Whether you are a current resident of the Spring Lake Park Schools community or are looking for a new school district for your family, we welcome you to learn more about our schools.
Spring Lake Park Schools is a vibrant school community serving about 5,700 students from the suburbs of Blaine, Fridley and Spring Lake Park, in the northern Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area. Our district purpose -- “High expectations. High achievement for all. No excuses” – provides our focus to meet the unique and varied needs of each student.
We currently have two K-3 elementary schools, a K-5 Spanish immersion school, a grades 4-5 intermediate school, a grades 6-8 middle school, a grades 9-12 high school, a school for highly gifted students ages 6-18, and an online distance-learning program. There are also a variety of early learning programs offered for families.
The district’s student enrollment has increased by about 1,100 students in the past 10 years and is projected to increase by about 1,000 more students in the next 10 years. The district has conducted an ongoing facilities study to plan for additional classroom spaces to accommodate more students. We invite you to learn more about Spring Lake Park Schools and consider our district as the educational home for your family.
Here are a few reasons why you and your family should be a part of Spring Lake Park Schools:
Our teachers focus on designing engaging learning experiences that meet the unique and varied needs and interests of each student.
Innovation and Design
Spring Lake Park Schools is known for creating a culture of innovation, creativity and design thinking. We are working to create a system – a culture with a methodology and set of processes – where teachers and staff have the freedom and flexibility to try something different. Why is this important? It’s not only about trying something different or doing something new. It’s about increasing student engagement and learning by continually enhancing the work we ask students to do. It’s about enriching our relationships with families and our community, and how they experience our schools and systems. It’s about how teachers and staff continually improve their practice by implementing ideas and then refining those ideas as they assess effectiveness. And it’s about how our teachers and staff learn from one another and bring successful practices to scale to all students can benefit.
Innovation is more than an idea in Spring Lake Park Schools. We provide our teachers and staff with the processes and tools they need to turn their ideas into meaningful innovations to improve learning for students. Learn more about innovation in Spring Lake Park Schools.
College and career readiness
We engage students in learning academic, career, and life skills, with personalized learning maps that prepare them for success beyond the walls of our schools. Our 12x12 project will allow each student to earn 12 college credits by the end of 12th grade. Learn more about college and career readiness in Spring Lake Park Schools.
Low class sizes
Our class sizes at all grade levels are among the lowest in the metro area and among neighboring districts.
Outstanding facilities, STEM
Our community overwhelmingly passed a bond referendum last spring that will provide enriching, flexible learning environments and enhanced STEM programming at each of our schools.
Our district has not made budget reductions in more than five years, and projects to be financially stable well into the future.
Spring Lake Park High School named one of Best High Schools
We continue to see improving results, including our Spring Lake Park High School being recently named one of the state’s best in national high school rankings. SLP High School has been ranked in the top 5% in our state, 38th out of 760 Minnesota high schools, in the 2016 “Best High Schools” list by U.S. News and World Report magazine. Read more.
Need more reasons to be Panther Proud?
- Check out our collection of #SLPPantherProud stories about student accomplishments, staff achievements, Great Grad stories and so much more
- Learn more about the class of 2016 how Spring Lake Park Schools prepared them for their futures
- Read why staff are #SLPPantherProud and why they were interested in working in Spring Lake Park Schools
Online enrollment is not recommended for mobile devices. Computers are available at our District Services Center.
Enrollment and MARSS Coordinator
Bilingual Family Support and Enrollment Specialist