Poplar Bridge Elementary

Poplar Bridge Elementary LogoPoplar Bridge Elementary School in Bloomington serves 472 students in grades K through 5. The student/teacher ratio at Poplar Bridge Elementary is 17. 9.

Parents appreciate the school’s “amazing teachers,” and how responsive the school’s administration is to their concerns.

Test Scores

While test scores are important in determining the quality of a school, they don’t tell the entire story. Speak with teachers and administrative personnel and reach out to folks in the community to learn more.

In 2014, Poplar Bridge Elementary ranked better than 60.6 percent of elementary schools in the state. It also ranked 3rd among all elementary schools in the Bloomington Public School District.

Eighty two percent of 4th grade students scored proficient or better on the math portion of the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments Series II (MCA-II) exams. The state average is 77 percent. On the reading portion of the exams, 83 percent scored proficient or better while the state average is 75 percent.

Poplar Bridge Elementary School garners seven out of 10 stars at school ratings site GreatSchools.org.


Poplar Bridge offers the following academic and behavioral programs:

  • ADSIS (Alternative Delivery of Specialized Instructional Services)
  • Character Education
  • Early Learners Academy
  • EL (English Language)
  • Gifted & Talented
  • Math Intervention
  • Media Technology Program
  • Minnesota Reading Corps
  • Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
  • Response to Intervention (RTI)
  • STEM
  • Special Education
  • Technology

Extracurricular offerings include the Morning News Show, safety patrols, student council and REACH.

Poplar Bridge also offers Kids’ SAFARI, the before- and after-school daycare program.

You’ll find Poplar Bridge Elementary School at 8401 Palmer Road in Bloomington. Reach the school by phone at 952-681-5400.