Who We Are

High expectations.
High achievement for all.
No excuses.

Welcome to Park Terrace Elementary School in Spring Lake Park! We are one of three elementary schools serving Spring Lake Park Schools' students in grades preK-4.

Innovative and Personalized Learning

Each student at Park Terrace Elementary School is known by name, strength, interest and need, leading to personalized student work and learning experiences.

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Focus on Literacy

All elementary students in Spring Lake Park Schools spend 120 minutes each day on reading instruction with 60 minutes in smaller groups focused on specific student needs.

STEM and Real-world Learning

We continue to expand our STEM learning for each student in Spring Lake Park Schools. We are redesigning traditional learning experiences and transforming our classrooms to help our students become creators, designers, inventors, thinkers and leaders.

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Career and College Readiness and 12 x 12

We are collectively committed to designing engaging learning experiences that lead to each student earning 12 college credits by the end of 12th grade.

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Low Class Sizes

One of our top priorities is to maintain low class sizes. Our class sizes at elementary grade levels are among the lowest in the metro area and among neighboring districts.

State of the Art Facilities

Many portions of Park Terrace have been redesigned to provide flexible learning environments that allow teachers to meet the varied needs and interests of students.

Panther Pride

Amazing things are happening every day at Park Terrace Elementary School – learn more about our Park Terrace stories and voices.

Why I’m #SLPPantherProud

Hear from our staff, students and community about the amazing things that are happening in Spring Lake Park Schools every day.

teacher working with a student

English Learner Specialist, Park Terrace

I personalize learning by building relationships with each student I work with. It is incredibly important for students to have their unique perspective seen as an asset to the learning community.

Read More about Ashley Winterer
Sam Miller teaching his students

Teacher, Park Terrace

I joined Spring Lake Park Schools because of the incredible students here and the wealth of experiences and background knowledge they bring with them to school. I am constantly in awe of the connections they make and share from their lives. 

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In Other News…

A Westwood teacher in Panther gear teaching students

Last fall, Spring Lake Park Schools partnered with InClass Today, an organization that has proven success in reducing chronic absenteeism in other school districts across the country. Again this year, students in grades 6-12 who fall into our chronic absenteeism criteria will receive an absence report in the mail. These reports will be sent beginning Friday, November 29.

Continue Reading about Absenteeism reports coming to mailboxes, partnership leads to greater attendance


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