It's been a wonderful experience. Our first home was within the Gatewood boundary, and many of the neighborhood kids attend the school. When we decided to move to a new home last year, we considered moving schools as well. We toured many including the "popular" schools in Minnetonka. But ultimately, we came back to Gatewood because all the other schools had very high enrollment, and the kids just seemed to be numbers. Every teacher and staff member knows my kids names, where they live, what class they're in, and where they're supposed to be going next. The bottom line is this: At Gatewood, you feel like you're part of a community. Parents have a strong voice at the school, and parents are passionate about keeping Gatewood a great school. If all you care about are test scores you should know this: test scores don't tell the whole story. The only thing they show you is where the student ended, not where they began. If you look at the data the school can give you, you'll be shown just how amazing the staff is at lifting up all the students to their potential. Many students who begin the year struggling in certain subjects, end the year far above where they began. Visiting the school will show you just how much the teachers and staff care about each and every child, and I highly encourage you to do so. Meet the principal, teachers, and staff in person, and you'll quickly see that your child will be successful at Gatewood.