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K-4
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Minneapolis, MN
Students enrolled: 646

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1220 East 54th St
Minneapolis, MN 55417

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June 04, 2014
This school has wonderful teaching and is awsome. This school will be awsome in the future and th grades are k-4 sooo quiet! :)

- submitted by a community member
September 27, 2012
I have two children at Hale currently (2nd & 4th grade) and they both love going to school everyday- that says a lot right there, especially because start time is 7:30 a.m.. We have been very pleased with each and every teacher the kids have had. As well, the staff at the on site Mpls Kids is great! My kids are very different as far as their strengths and weaknesses, both academically & socially, and I feel they both have received the right amount of support.

- submitted by a parent
August 21, 2012
Hale is an average school with the potential to be excellent. They have some excellent teachers and many more who could be excellent. Hale offers excellent activities as does their PTA. The parents are very involved, but tend to look out for and fight for "their own." When the Hale community (teachers, parents, and admin.) realizes the amazing potential of their racially and economically diverse students, they will be able to do great things. A school with this much parent involvement and support should be able to better meet the needs of all students. When the school community learns to believe in everyone, they will be unstoppable. I wish I had realized sooner what all I needed to do to advocate for my diverse child at Hale.

- submitted by a parent
August 03, 2012
Hale offers many postive after school activities through the community education program and there is a very high level of parent involvement. 3 out of the 6 teachers with whom our children have had, have displayed engagement and commitment to the learning of our children given the large classroom sizes. Further, in our experience, the current principal does not appear know students or their parents. Reported bullying behavior by parents are dismissed by the social worker and administration, and responses to emails and phone calls are not consistent at best.

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2012
In regards to field trips, the Kindergartners at Hale usually go on two field trips a year. To the Apple Orchard at beginning of the year and Triangle Park at the end of the year. Very standard for that age group. The 1st- 4th graders go on a number of field trips. Second grade has been on five, two of them performances at the Children's Theatre (what a terrific opportunity!) The academic program at Hale is more advanced then the majority of Minneapolis schools and they offer ALC as well as advanced programs. The student teacher ratio is average for Minneapolis Schools, 26 per classroom- which is the only thing I would change about this school. However, it is a problem all the of Minneapolis schools are facing. The PTA and parent involvement are outstanding, helping to provide a safe, family feel.

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2012
I'm not really impressed with Hale School. When I did a walk through I was told the students would go on field trips (zero field trips to date). The student teacher ratio is too high (as with most public schools). The diversity is minimal for a school in the city. The academic program is not impressive, however they meet the standards for No Child Left Behind.

- submitted by a parent
February 08, 2012
Excellent parent involvement-which makes a huge difference when the school district can't provide what they once did. Generally very good teachers (there are 2 to avoid in K, however), a friendly, safe community. Opportunities for advanced kids are insufficient (no advanced language arts for 4th graders) although excellent where offered. Creative programs (rugby in PE, activities like "Arty Party." Bakken Science museum involvement, etc.). MPS in general-however? Uninspiring curriculum, too academic in kindergarten and WAY too much emphasis on testing. This is not Hale's fault, however, just the way things are these days. We've been very happy and our kids have, too.

- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2011
Hale has been a wonderful school for my child. The teachers have done an solid job balancing the needs for gifted children with those children requiring more attention. More support in the future for be needed for the staff to continue providing all the children what they will need. The major benefit is the exceptional parent involvement and PTA leadership which continues to strengthen the school community.

- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2011
Hale provides an excellent place to learn. The combination of parent involvement, strong pta, diversity, exceptional staff, and school pride really make Hale a special place. In turn, Hale is in high demand and forced to max out class size at many grade levels.This was an initial concern for us but was soon put to rest. I feel the Hale community does a great job of identifying voids and stepping up where needed; classrooms, events, programs for accelerated, programs for students who need extra help.

- submitted by a parent
December 01, 2010
Teachers are only focused on test scores, as stated by my child's kindergarten teacher. Class sizes are unacceptable, 28 students in K, making it impossible to provide individualized attention to children. Preferential treatment of students who are above grade level is given with a detrimental impact to students who have greater needs. When paying tuition for public school, I expect that my child will be taught at their level, not ignored because they are not ahead of the curve.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2010
Hale offers a diverse student body - great teachers and parent involvement.

- submitted by a parent
February 04, 2010
Hale has fantastic Principal leadership, and a tremendous dommunity, which it anchors. Parent support is great, teachers do fine, and learning is front and center. The overall culture in the school is on task and enjoyable.

- submitted by a parent
October 30, 2009
I am a parent, and I started out my acedemic life with the kids at the ramsey school of fine arts. That was a bust for us, but the community, learning, theaters, and leadership at Hale has been the best thing that has ever happened to our two daughters.

- submitted by a parent
October 06, 2009
Hale School is a welcoming community. The staff, parents and community work together to provide great learning opportunities in a caring environment for our students. Our parents and community provide exceptional support for the teachers,staff and students. Giving us support with their time and talents. As well as filling the gaps of budget shortfalls. We are very lucky to be part of such a wonderful school.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating October 05, 2009
Hale is a super cool school with cool students, teachers and families.

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2009
We have an amazing PTA that provides a multitude of family/community building activities.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating October 05, 2009
The students are smart and creative! The families send their children to school ready to learn. The teachers are a talented, highly educated and hard working team.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating October 04, 2009
I love Hale Elementary School because it is place where children feel safe and explore learning everyday. The children are excited about learing, they come to school ready to learn, and they know how important it is to do their best! The parents and community are awesome because they give so much time and energy to making the school what it is! Hale is my favorite school to teach at and I hope that we can boost the excitement of learning by being voted the greatest school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 04, 2009
much parent involvement, caring staff

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2009
Comunity and family support of teachers!

- submitted by a teacher
no rating October 03, 2009
Hale is a wonderful elementary school that prepares its students for successful transition into middle school and beyond.

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2009
Total community involvement

- submitted by a parent
January 09, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
November 19, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2008
Don't be dissuaded by the few disgruntled people who posted here. Hale is a terrific school, in an incredible community, with a relatively diverse student body, many wonderful teachers, and an excellent principal. The vast majority of families are thrilled to be at Hale, and it is one of the most sought after elementary schools in the district. I believe it also has the highest level of parent participation of any school in the district. Contrary to what another reviewer said, the principal clearly thoroughly enjoys the kids, regularly has 'Twins' trivia, gets involved in all school activities, and the kids love him. He also supports and welcomes diverse family structures (which I suspect some of these reviewers are taking issue with). We've been at Hale for six years now, and our children have been well educated and well served.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2008
My child has had a great experience at Hale. The teachers, principal and staff have all been very friendly and responsive to our needs and concerns. He has enjoyed the advanced program and the teacher. It is well known in our neighborhood that Hale has a huge parent involvement and is a great school.

- submitted by a parent
March 22, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
March 13, 2008
a very average school at best. Not diverse or particularly challenging.

- submitted by a community member
January 13, 2008
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- submitted by a student
September 04, 2007
Principal who is more out to persecute children than educate them. A chunk of teachers (with a few shining stars as exceptions) appear to be at the very least control freaks. If you have trouble with this school, I wouldn't bother with the school district, nothing will be done. Incredibly frustrating.

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2006
The teachers down talk the students all the time. The office goes along with what ever the teachers says.

- submitted by a administrator
February 08, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
January 19, 2005
Good advanced programs. Plenty of sport, arts etc. to give a well-rounded curriculum. Exceptional level of parental involvement.

- submitted by a parent
September 13, 2004
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Hale Elementary School
1220 East 54th St, Minneapolis, MN  55417
(612) 668-3760
Last modified Hale Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-4. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Hale Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 34 reviews. Top