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The Golden Lake Way


We live and breathe our commitment to high expectations for all students and tireless efforts to improve our teaching!

Student Focus


Our success is rooted in figuring out what does and does not work for each student. We use data to drive our decisions, and personal relationships and connections to turn those decisions into student success. We have a small town feel in a big time district. We pride ourselves within making every student feel at home and visible daily.


Golden Lake Elementary prepares students for life by inspiring them to grow academically, emotionally and socially.

95% Graduation Rate

Centennial has an above average graduation rate at 95% while the state average is 83.6%. 

386 Students

Golden Lake Elementary has 386 students enrolled in kindergarten through fifth grade. 

High Open Enrollment Rate

Over 1,000 students open enroll in the district annually.

Opened in 1970

Golden Lake Elementary opened in 1970, originally opened in 1970 and later was transformed into an elementary school.



We have a lot to be proud of! Golden Lake Elementary was recognized 6 times as a Minnesota “Rewards” School. This means that its proficiency and growth score were in the top 5% of all MN Title schools. GLE continues to have great success with student growth scores annually.

Supportive Programs


Golden Lake offers robust after-school programming, mentoring, reading buddies, English Language Learners Program, reading support programming, mileage club, and talented and gifted services all designed to support our students and their families.

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