Eden Prairie Schools, Minnesota
|Eden Prairie Schools|
|Eden Prairie, Minnesota|
|Superintendent:||Curt L. Tryggestad|
|Number of schools:||8|
|Website:||School Home Page|
|Board of Education|
|Board president:||Ranee Jacobus|
- 1 About the district
- 2 Superintendent
- 3 School board
- 4 Budget
- 5 Teacher salaries
- 6 Schools in Eden Prairie Schools
- 7 Academic performance
- 8 Contact information
- 9 See also
- 10 External links
- 11 References
About the districtHennepin County, Minnesota. The county seat of Hennepin County is Minneapolis. Hennepin County is home to 1,184,576 residents, according to the 2010 United States Census.
Hennepin County outperformed the rest of Minnesota in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 45.5% of Hennepin County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a Bachelor's degree compared to 32.2% for Minnesota as a whole. The median household income in Hennepin County was $63,559 compared to $59,126 for the state of Minnesota. The poverty rate in Hennepin County was 12.6% compared to 11.2% for the entire state.
Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100.0%. Each column will add up to 100.0% after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages.
The superintendent of Eden Prairie Schools is Curt L. Tryggestad. He was appointed to the position on July 1, 2012. Before taking the position, Tryggestad served as a music instructor, secondary principal in the Pine City School District and superintendent for both the Esko School District and the Little Falls School District. He earned his Bachelor's degree in Music from Luther College, his Master's degree from St. Cloud State and his licensure in educational leadership from Winona State.
Eden Prairie Schools is overseen by a seven-member board, all of whom are elected to four-year terms.
|Eden Prairie School Board|
|Member||Assumed Office||Term Ends|
School board elections
- See also: Eden Prairie Schools elections (2013)
Members of the Eden Prairie School Board are elected to four-year terms. Three seats were up for election in 2013 and four seats will be up for election in 2015.
Public participation in board meetings
The Eden Prairie School Board maintains the following policy on public testimony during board meetings:
|“||• A card must be completed and turned in prior to the start of the Board Meeting if you wish to make public comment.
• Please be advised that you will only be allowed 3 minutes to speak. Large groups or those representing an organization will be allowed up to 10 minutes.
• Complaints and/or personal attacks against individual Board members or employees and violation of MN Data Privacy Act are not allowed.
• The chair can, at any time, determine whether the speaker is outside these guidelines and redirect the speaker.
• Any board member can call for point of order to express concern over direction of comments. Chair then reiterates guidelines to ensure compliance.
• Chair may end comment for anyone not following the guidelines. If the speaker persists after being asked to stop, the chair could ask them to leave, recess the meeting and/or call security.
The table below displays the budget for Eden Prairie Schools:
|Expenditures by Category|
|School Year||Staff Expenses||Student Services||Operational Expenses||Debt Service||Other||Budget Total|
|Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget|
Eden Prairie Schools employed 540 K-12 teachers during the 2012-2013 school year. Teacher salaries are categorized based on higher education achievement, professional development and years of service. A teacher with a Bachelor's degree can earn higher salaries by pursuing graduate courses. The salary schedule also accounts for graduate degrees by providing higher starting salaries and greater potential salaries. The current salary schedule is not available, but the following table details the salary schedule negotiated between the district and the Eden Prairie Education Association for 2012-2013:
|Degree level||Minimum salary ($)||Maximum salary ($)|
|BA + 15||38,558||57,719|
|BA + 30||40,658||59,819|
|BA + 45||42,759||61,920|
|BA + 60 or MA||44,859||73,806|
|MA + 15||46,960||75,906|
|MA + 30||49,060||78,007|
|MA + 45||51,161||80,107|
|MA + 60 or SP||53,261||82,208|
Schools in Eden Prairie Schools
Eden Prairie Schools serves 9,744 students. Eden Prairie Schools does not publicly archive enrollment data.
Eden Prairie Schools operates eight schools listed below in alphabetical order:
|Eden Prairie Schools|
|Cedar Ridge Elementary School|
|Central Middle School|
|Eagle Heights Spanish Immersion|
|Eden Lake Elementary School|
|Eden Prairie High School|
|Forest Hills Elementary School|
|Oak Point Elementary School|
|Prairie View Elementary School|
The Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments are standardized tests conducted to measure student progress toward the state's academic benchmarks. The reading and mathematics tests are used to determine whether schools and districts have made Adequate Yearly Progress toward all students becoming proficient in these subjects. The science tests are required by the No Child Left Behind Act but not included in the AYP calculations. Reading and mathematics tests are both given to students in grades 3 through 8, along with an additional reading test given to students in grade 10 and an additional mathematics test given to students in grade 11. Science tests are given to students in grades 5 and 8, along with an additional test given when students complete a life science or biology course in high school.
- Minnesota school districts
- List of school districts in Minnesota
- Eden Prairie Schools elections (2013)
- School board elections portal
- Eden Prairie Schools
- Eden Prairie Education Association
- Eden Prairie, Minnesota
- Hennepin County, Minnesota
- Minnesota Department of Education
- Minnesota School Boards Association
- MinnCAN, "Eden Prairie Public School District," accessed February 5, 2014
- National Center for Education Statistics, "ELSI Table Generator," accessed December 26, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Hennepin County, Minnesota," accessed February 5, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Eden Prairie (city), Minnesota," accessed February 5, 2014
- Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State, "Election Results and Statistics," accessed October 14, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
- Eden Prairie Schools, "Biography," accessed February 5, 2014
- Eden Prairie Schools, "School Board," accessed February 5, 2014
- Eden Prairie Schools, "Meet the Board," accessed February 5, 2014
- Eden Prairie Schools, "Eden Prairie School Board Public Comment Opportunity," accessed February 5, 2014
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- Eden Prairie Schools, "Annual Budget 2013-2014," accessed December 9, 2013
- Minnesota Department of Education, "Data Reports and Analytics," accessed February 5, 2014
- Eden Prairie Schools, "Master Agreement between Independent School District 272 Eden Prairie Schools, Minnesota and the Eden Prairie Education Association," accessed February 5, 2014
- Eden Prairie Schools, "Home," accessed February 5, 2014
- Minnesota Department of Education, "Testing Information," accessed December 26, 2013
- Pioneer Press, "Statewide: All public schools," accessed December 26, 2013
- Pioneer Press, "Eden Prairie," accessed February 5, 2014