Linwood Elementary


    Welcome to Linwood Elementary. We are part of the Forest Lake Area School District #831. We are located just north of Minneapolis/St. Paul, nestled in a small quiet lake community. Minutes from the city, we enjoy the beautiful surroundings of our lakes and forests.

    Linwood Elementary is a Minnesota School of Excellence. We are a community of learners, and pursue personal and organizational excellence by encouraging our students to always do their best. We are extremely proud of the academic accomplishments at Linwood Elementary and appreciate the support we receive from homes and community.

    The Linwood Elementary School Staff work diligently to assist students to increase achievement by establishing high expectations for the individual child, utilizing data to provide effective instructional practices and regularly monitoring student achievement to provide differentiation to students based on performance.

    The staff at Linwood Elementary also work to create a warm and caring environment that embraces family and community while striving to reach higher levels of achievement for all. We are committed to helping each child achieve success.
    In conjunction with the high expectations at Linwood Elementary, we have incorporated a character education program (PRIDE) and an anti bullying program (OLWEUS). Both programs assist in developing the whole child and a positive learning environment for all.
    Also, did you know....In our own backyard, we have a School Forest, which is a 170-acre parcel of land that has nature trails, boardwalks and groomed cross-country ski trails in the winter? Staff and students at Linwood take advantage of the vast educational experiences that can be gained from studying nature in the midst of nature. The School Forest Committee sponsors naturalist programming for each classroom three times a year in Fall, Winter and Spring.  In addition to the Linwood Community Park and School Forest, we have a prairie restoration plot planted and maintained by the DNR. Students have the opportunity to experience a prairie.
    We welcome you to visit Linwood Elementary. Please stop by at any time to visit our school. We are sure that you will enjoy your visit and hope that you will help to share the Linwood Pride. Please feel free to call at any time at 651-982-1900 or email hkarstens@flaschools.org.