Eden Prairie Schools, Minnesota

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Eden Prairie Schools
Eden Prairie, Minnesota
Eden Prairie Schools seal.png
District Profile
Superintendent:Curt L. Tryggestad
Enrollment:9,744 students
Graduation rate:85.4%[1]
Number of schools:8
Budget: $136 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Ranee Jacobus
Board members:7
Term length:4
Eden Prairie Schools is a school district in Minnesota that served 9,744 students during the 2010-2011 school year.[2] This district is the 16th-largest by enrollment in the state of Minnesota.

About the district

Eden Prairie Schools is located in Hennepin County, Minnesota
Eden Prairie Schools is located in Hennepin 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.[3]


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.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2010[4]
Race Eden Prairie (%) Minnesota (%)
White 81.7 85.3
Black or African American 5.6 5.2
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.2 1.1
Asian 9.2 4.0
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.0 0.0
Two or More Races 2.3 2.4
Hispanic or Latino 3.0 4.7

Presidential Voting Pattern, Hennepin County[5]
Year Democratic Vote Republican Vote
2012 423,982 240,073
2008 420,958 231,054
2004 383,841 255,133
2000 307,599 225,657

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.[6]


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.[7]

School board

Eden Prairie Schools is overseen by a seven-member board, all of whom are elected to four-year terms.[8]

Eden Prairie School Board[9]
Member Assumed Office Term Ends
Ranee Jacobus 2009 2017
Dave Espe 2011 2015
Elaine Larabee 2013 2017
Karla Bratrud 2011 2015
John Estall 2007 2015
Holly Parker 2007 2015
Holly Link 2013 2017

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:[10]

• 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.[11]


The table below displays the budget for Eden Prairie Schools:[12]

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
2013-2014 $94,210,000 69.3% $5,269,000 3.9% $9,780,000 7.2% $12,928,000 9.5% $13,847,000 10.2% $136,034,000
Averages: $94,210,000 69% $5,269,000 4% $9,780,000 7% $12,928,000 10% $13,847,000 10% $136,034,000

Teacher salaries

Eden Prairie Schools employed 540 K-12 teachers during the 2012-2013 school year.[13] 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:[14]

Salary structure
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
BA 36,457 55,618
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
Ph.D. 55,362 84,308

Schools in Eden Prairie Schools


Eden Prairie Schools serves 9,744 students. Eden Prairie Schools does not publicly archive enrollment data.[2]

District schools

Eden Prairie Schools operates eight schools listed below in alphabetical order:[15]

Eden Prairie Schools
School Name
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

Academic performance

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.[16]

Reading MCA Performance, Grade 10[17][18]
District Minnesota
Year Proficiency Avg. Score Proficiency Avg. Score
2010-2011 89% 1061 75% 1057
2011-2012 87% 1061 77% 1057
2012-2013 78% 1059 62% 1053

Mathematics MCA Performance, Grade 11[17][18]
District Minnesota
Year Proficiency Avg. Score Proficiency Avg. Score
2010-2011 66% 1155 49% 1147
2011-2012 61% 1155 43% 1146
2012-2013 67% 1156 52% 1149

Science MCA Performance, Grade HS[17][18]
District Minnesota
Year Proficiency Avg. Score Proficiency Avg. Score
2010-2011 68% 1053 N/A N/A
2011-2012 67% 1053 52% 1049
2012-2013 71% 1055 53% 1049

Contact information

Eden Prairie Schools seal.png

Eden Prairie Schools
8100 School Road
Eden Prairie, MN 55346
Phone: 952-975-7000

See also

External links


  1. MinnCAN, "Eden Prairie Public School District," accessed February 5, 2014
  2. 2.0 2.1 National Center for Education Statistics, "ELSI Table Generator," accessed December 26, 2013
  3. 3.0 3.1 United States Census Bureau, "Hennepin County, Minnesota," accessed February 5, 2014
  4. United States Census Bureau, "Eden Prairie (city), Minnesota," accessed February 5, 2014
  5. Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State, "Election Results and Statistics," accessed October 14, 2013
  6. United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
  7. Eden Prairie Schools, "Biography," accessed February 5, 2014
  8. Eden Prairie Schools, "School Board," accessed February 5, 2014
  9. Eden Prairie Schools, "Meet the Board," accessed February 5, 2014
  10. Eden Prairie Schools, "Eden Prairie School Board Public Comment Opportunity," accessed February 5, 2014
  11. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  12. Eden Prairie Schools, "Annual Budget 2013-2014," accessed December 9, 2013
  13. Minnesota Department of Education, "Data Reports and Analytics," accessed February 5, 2014
  14. Eden Prairie Schools, "Master Agreement between Independent School District 272 Eden Prairie Schools, Minnesota and the Eden Prairie Education Association," accessed February 5, 2014
  15. Eden Prairie Schools, "Home," accessed February 5, 2014
  16. Minnesota Department of Education, "Testing Information," accessed December 26, 2013
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 Pioneer Press, "Statewide: All public schools," accessed December 26, 2013
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 Pioneer Press, "Eden Prairie," accessed February 5, 2014