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Why Choose Elm Creek Elementary

Elm Creek Elementary is located in Maple Grove and serves nearly 500 students in prekindergarten through fifth grade. Our staff helps children develop strong skills in core subjects and provides opportunities for scholars to explore music and physical education. We are proud to be recognized as a Minnesota School of Excellence (2017) as well as for our efforts to implement a positive behavior framework for students. 

Elm Creek is a community-based school with a supportive Parent-Teacher Organization. This gives our scholars more opportunities to achieve their dreams, participate in enriching activities, grow as young leaders, and prepare for success in middle school.


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Personalized support for scholars

At Elm Creek Elementary, we work with all scholars to provide appropriate academic support and rigor. From gifted education opportunities to services that support learners with special needs, our mission-driven staff helps each student succeed and lay the foundation for a lifetime of learning.

We use the Responsive Classroom approach to support students, enrich the learning climate, and build the skills of respect, responsibility and resiliency. All scholars also benefit from Morning Meetings in their classroom, a dedicated time each day that helps build community and an acceptance of differences.

Opportunities to explore

Elm Creek Eagles have abundant opportunities to round out their elementary experience, including:

  • Band, choir and orchestra
  • Kindness Club
  • School newspaper
  • Student Council
  • Recycling Team
  • After-school math and reading clubs
  • Fuel Up to Play 60 (student wellness team)

Engaging students and families

Elm Creek Elementary boasts a tight-knit school community where students and families are active and engaged. We welcome family involvement and parent/guardian volunteers to help provide valuable opportunities for our students, including:

  • School Carnival
  • Family Paint Night
  • Turkey Bingo
  • Field Day
  • Fun runs
  • Book fairs

Safe and healthy school climate

In addition to the Responsive Classroom approach, Elm Creek scholars benefit from our state-recognized positive behavior framework. This strategy teaches all students to SOAR by:

  • Striving to do their best;
  • Owning their actions;
  • Acting respectfully; and being
  • Ready to learn