Spring Lake Park – District 16

School District

16 - Spring Lake Park

School Website

http://www.springlakeparkschools.org

School Contact

Jim Elert

 

763-786-5570

   

Spring Lake Park School District 16 serves Spring Lake Park, Blaine, and Fridley with three K-3 schools, K-3 Spanish Immersion Program, a grades 4-5 intermediate school, grades 6-8 middle school, four-year high school, area learning center, online distance learning academy, and Lighthouse Program for the highly able student. With 5,000 students, District 16 is “personal in size, extra-large in opportunity.” The same is true about the school community.

Our mission? “High expectations, high achievement for all. No excuses.”  Our vision for the future?  Our vision is to become a world-class learning community aligned around fostering personalized experiences so that each student feels valued, inspired, and has a sense of belonging, resulting in college readiness, and the development of academic, life, and career skills so that each student has aspirations for success.

Beginning with the 2012-13 school year, the Spring Lake Park School district will transform education with a 1:1 Digital Learning Initiative to expand use of technology, improve engagement and personalization of student learning, and provide equitable access to technology.

The Digital Learning Initiative that will eventually put a technology device int he hands of almost every student in the district.  The plan is culmination of eight years of professional development efforts, a comprehensive technology plan and technology needs assessment, approval of technology levy in November, evaluation of technologies, research and learning from benchmark school districts, staff input, as well as efficiencies derived from a partnership with the Farming School District.

In the past two years, one of our schools was one of three in the state honored for student support programs and staff development, and one of two in the state honored for its efforts in closing the achievement gap.  

An intermediate school student was first in the nation in online World Math Day and World Spelling Day; and 5th graders were third in the nation in online World Math Day.

Our acadamic teams from our Opportunities in Emergency Care program have placed first in the nation numerous times, most recently in 2011. 

Our middle school and high school were two on only 12 secondary schools in the nation selected to participate in a two-year collaborative professional learning network aimed at closing the learning gap.

Two coordinators direct the K-12 gifted and talented program.  Students participate in accelerated or enriched courses, advanced placement courses, independent study, mentorships, and college and university option courses.

The Community Education Department offers comprehensive school and community programming for all ages.  

Our supportive community approved a February 2006 bond referendum which dramatically updated and enlarged all schools by 2009.

The school community is vibrant, yet retains a small-town feel.  It is home to the National Sports Center, Minnesota Medical Enterprise Park, Medtronic, Onan, Unity Hospital, Anoka County Human Services Center, Anoka-Ramsey Community College, Northtown Regional Shopping Center, USA Cup (the largest youth soccer tournament in the world), the 3M Championship on the senior golf tour, and the new PGA world-class TPC golf course.

We are committed to making your enrollment experience – or the process of learning more about our district, its schools, programs, and opportunities – a personal, pleasant, experience.

Visit, call or click:    

Visit with our enthusiastic enrollment staff at the District Services & Welcome Center, 1415 81st Avenue NE, Spring Lake Park, MN 55432. Monday-Friday, 7:30am to 5:00pm.

Call us at 763-785-5570

Check out the ”Welcome Center” section found at http:www.springlakeparkschools.org

 

Title

Name

Phone

Superintendent of Schools

Dr. Jeff Ronneberg

763-786-5570

Director of Educational Services

Denise Waalen

763-785-5570

Special Education Services

Tom Ambrasas

763-786-5570

Census Enrollment

 

763-786-5508

Transportation

 

763-785-5512

Communications Coordinator

Mr. Jim Elert

763-785-5534

Gifted and Talented Department

Elementary & Secondary

763-783-5219

Instructional Technology

Jerelyne Nermanich

763-795-6739

Curriculum Coordinator

Elementary & Secondary

763-785-5524

Spring Lake Park High School

Jane Stevenson, Principal

763-786-5571

Westwood Middle School

Paula Hoff, Principal

763-784-8625

Park Terrace Elementary

Kim Fehringer, Principal

763-784-8983

North Point Elementary

Mike Callahan, Principal

763-754-9700

Woodcrest Elementary

Judianne Kahoun,Principal

763-784-9293

Learning Alternatives Community School

Jeff Theis, Director

763-785-5531

Distance Learning (Online)

 

763-795-5139

Director of Community Education & Engagement

KColleen Pederson

763-786-1338

Athletics/Activities

Matt St. Martin, Director

763-785-5549

   

Facilities:

Elementary Schools

No. Buildings: 4

No. Students:

Middle Schools

No. Buildings: 1

No. Students:

High Schools

No. Buildings: 1

No. Students:

Open Enrollment

Yes

   

Student Staff Ratio:

 

Elementary Schools

22.92 to1

Middle Schools

27.08 to1

High Schools

26.46 to1

   

Expenditures Per Pupil:

 

Elementary Schools

$7,024

Middle Schools

$7,024

High Schools

$7,024

   

Transportation:

 

Bus Available:

Yes

   

Hot Lunch:

 

Hot Lunch Available:

Yes

   

Grading Policies

 

Elementary Schools

Letter Grading

Middle Schools

Letter Grading

High Schools

Letter Grading

   

Percentage of Schools Accredited

 

Elementary Schools

100%

Middle Schools

100%

High Schools

100%

   

Percentage Staff Degrees:

 

Bachelors:

136 (49%)

Masters:

143 (51%)

PhD’s:

N/A

   

Certified Staff

 

Elementary

 

Elem Art:

Yes

Elem Phys. Ed:

Yes

Elem Music:

Yes

Elem Media:

Yes

   

Number of Non-Athletic Extracurricular Activities:  25

   

Classes Offered:

 

Middle School:

 

Band: Y

Choir: Y

French: N

German: N

Spanish: Y

Choir: Y

Orchestra: N

Adv. Computers: Y

High School:

 

Band: Y

Orchestra: N

French: N

Choir: Y

Adv. Computers:Y

Spanish: Y

German: Y

Marching

Concert Jazz: N

Chorus and Showchoir

 Adv. Calculus: Y

   

Ratio Students to Computers:

 

Elementary Schools

3.5 to 1

Middle Schools

2.5 to 1

High Schools

3 to 1

Learning Alternatives

5 to 1

   

Percentage of Seniors who went to:

 

Community College

2 Year

22%

Vocational or Tech

2 Year

14%

College or University

4 Year

45%
   

ACT Statistics:

 

Average ACT Scores

22.5

Percentage of Students taking ACT

60%

   

SAT Statistics:

 

Average Math Score

665

Average Verbal Score

633

Percentage of Students taking SAT

9%

   

National Merit Scholars:

1

Commended

3

Finalist

0

   

Programs for Gifted and Talented:

Yes

Special Education Programs:

Yes

   

Athletics:

Badminton

N/A

Gymnastics

Girls

Baseball

Boys

Ice Hockey

Boys/Girls

Basketball

Boys/Girls

Soccer

Boys/Girls

Broomball

N/A

Softball

Girls

CC Running

Boys/Girls

Swimming

Boys/Girls

CC Skiing

Boys/Girls

Sync Swimming

N/A

Dance

Girls

Tennis

Boys/Girls

Dance Team

N/A

Track

Boys/Girls

Downhill Skiing

N/A

Volleyball

Girls

Football

Boys

Wrestling

Boys

Golf

Boys/Girls

 

Other:

 
   

Intramural Programs:

 

Baseball

N/A

Soccer

N/A

Basketball

N/A

Softball

N/A

Lacrosse

N/A

Touch Football  N/A

Other:

 
     

Special Programs worth mentioning:

 

Gifted and Talented Program