Award Year: 2013

Annandale Elementary School

655 Park Street East
Annandale, MN, 55302-0190

(320) 274-8218

Allyson Kuehn, Principal at time of Nomination

Dr. Tracy Reimer PhD, Current Principal

Annandale Public Schools

School Website


Annandale Elementary School is committed to a rich and challenging tradition of excellence, where every decision is made with the students' best interest in mind.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 1%
  • White: 96%
  • Hispanic: 2%
  • Asian: 1%
  • ELL: 2%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %

Annandale Elementary School is located in central Minnesota, often referred to as the “Heart of the Lakes”. The community of Annandale which has a population of roughly 3,000 residents is home to our school which serves 780 students in kindergarten through fifth grade.

Positive family-school relationships are integral to the success of students at our school. An example of this unified effort is our Razzle Dazzle Reading Program. School staff designates a specific amount of at-home reading that students at each grade level should complete. The school goal is that 80% of the elementary students will meet their reading expectation. In fact, 90% of our students meet their weekly goal annually.

Unique to Annandale Elementary School is the transformation in school culture that has elicited high student academic achievement. This school community knows that the greatest school factor in increasing student achievement is quality instruction. The core of these efforts has been communication and collaboration of effective, research based instructional practices.

Individually each student at Annandale Elementary is monitored for progress in literacy and math. Using a systematic approach ensures that instruction is at their learning level and scaffolds them to higher achievement. Building a solid foundation in literacy and math is necessary for students to be successful in other academic areas and eventually to become contributing members to society. We want every child who walks through our doors to reach their highest potential.

As our mission statement reads, using our partnership of parents, staff, and students, we are dedicated to making a positive and dynamic impact on our world. At Annandale Elementary School all students are empowered to achieve success.