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3810 East 56th St
Minneapolis, MN 55417

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(612) 987-5688
(612) 825-4777
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December 02, 2013
I have great respect for all of the teachers and leaders who work at this school. They walk the talk and make it all about the kids success. Teachers believe in making learning fun. Parents are incredibly involved and amazing to work with. They love the school and love that their children are being prepared for college.

- submitted by a teacher

September 21, 2011
Executive leadership is ruthless about student achievement. It's all about the results at Hiawatha. It's a TFA mecca if you like that sort of thing. I lost my job because I didn't want to work the long hours. The principal runs the place like a business. I can't complain though. School is getting the results and the kids are very happy here.

- submitted by a teacher

May 13, 2011
Fantastic school to work for. The school's leadership has a compelling vision. I feel like a true professional here. From great professional development to the generous performance pay, I'm proud to be a part of Hiawatha. This is not a place to expect a paycheck or be entitled. It's all about the kids here.

- submitted by a teacher

March 24, 2011
School's leadership is the best I've ever worked for. This place is really about the kids and the school's principal Mr. Shannon is relentless about making sure the right staff stay and is quick to get rid of the staff that need to go!

- submitted by a teacher

January 18, 2011
Fantastic Teachers and School Leader. Discipline i strict but my child is learning a ton and loves his school. Keep us focused on the path to college Hiawatha!

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April 17, 2010
Hiawatha is the most promising school in all of Minneapolis. Excellent school leadership that will not accept mediocrity or tolerate academic failure. The staff works extremely hard and getting the job done

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April 15, 2010
I've taught in many poorly run schools. This school is amazing! Strict discipline, high expectations and a principal and staff that is passionate about the achievement gap! Hoot Hoot. HLA!

- submitted by a teacher

March 26, 2010
days too long - children up and gone for 12 hours. school starts 745 ends 415. pick up starts 6am kids home latest 6pm most of time buses run late. children come home exhausted woren out from long day. school is ran military style. less than 15% of the student body is english speaking. its a school for parents who have more imporant things to tend to other than their children or parents who just don't want their kids at home or need someone else to discipline their child.

- submitted by a community member

October 07, 2009
Best elementary school in Minneapolis. My son has done wonders here!

- submitted by a parent

October 07, 2009
Fabulous Academy. Hard working staff.

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May 21, 2009
What a great school. My daughter loves it here. Teachers are strict, but she has learned a lot. Office staff is really helpful. Best kept secret in Minneapolis.

- submitted by a parent
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May 18, 2009
I am really pleased with my son's teacher. The Principal Mr. Shannon is great. Strong discipline and teaches the kids about values.

- submitted by a parent
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Hiawatha Academies empowers all scholars with the knowledge, character, and leadership skills to graduate from college and serve the common good.

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Hiawatha Leadership Academy
3810 East 56th St, Minneapolis, MN  55417
(612) 987-5688
Last modified Hiawatha Leadership Academy is a Charter school that serves grades K-9. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Hiawatha Leadership Academy Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 13 reviews. Top