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Expo/Harriet Bishop Center

Public | PK-6 | 785 students

Child Centered/Whole Child Learning

 
 
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Posted September 16, 2013

I have two children at this school currently and am quite pleased with EXPO. They both have very different needs socially, developmentally, and academically and the teachers, staff and principal have been very warm, caring, and responsive to our requests. There are many activities for the children to participate in, an active PTO, lots of opportunities for parent involvement and many parents do get involved. It is a vibrant community that truly focuses on creating a safe, fun, productive, and stimulating learning environment for all students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2013

I love Expo Elementary! My children have been at this school for 5 years now and although there have been many changes, the teachers and principal have done a great job of adjusting in the face of district wide cuts and changes. My children receive gifted and talented services but are also appropriately challenged in their classroom. We chose this school for the variety of resources and the diversity and have been thrilled with both. I believe with all my being that this school is preparing my children to be good students with a love and ability to learn, but most importantly they are learning what it is to be part of a community. A community of learners, teachers, adults, kids, families, rich, poor, black, white, Christian, Muslims, and everything in between. All are valued and all are important... now this is a lesson worth learning for success both in and out of the classroom! Thank you Expo for giving my children the foundation for a lifetime love of learning!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2013

I recently found a new school for my son after two years at Expo. The staff was absolutely ineffective and apathetic at managing a very difficult social atmosphere that seems to exist at this school. The teacher farmed out concerns to the social worker, and then did not enforce management, and seemed to actually side with the bullies. The principal seems to favor a handful of families who have the time and resources to establish a power base. The needs of the individual child do not seem to register. The Gifted/Talented services were basically non-existent. I have heard this used to be a good school, but solid teachers have retired. I would not recommend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2013

The best thing about Expo is its playground, and fortunately you don't need to be a student there to play at it. Unfortunately, Expo's negatives outweigh its positives. To begin with, I would avoid this school if your child is academically advanced, or even if your child is a very eager learner, because intellectual curiosity is not encouraged here. For the most part, the curriculum is not challenging, and if your child is labeled G/T, the G/T services are abysmal. Second, Expo's culture has changed for the worse in the past few of years. Bullying has increased, and the staff typically ignores complaints rather than addresses them. Third, the principal is very nice and has a kid-friendly personality; however, he doesn't seem to take his job seriously. He does an extremely poor job of communicating with parents, and he frequently passes messages down for other staff to answer on his behalf. If I email the principal, then I expect him to respond, not some staff member that I've never had contact with before. It would be interesting to see how the district's realignment will impact Expo; however, my family was extremely unhappy at this school and will no longer be attending here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2013

Expo Elementary has undergone many changes in recent years that have shifted its emphasis. It used to be an innovative magnet school responsive to the "multiple intelligences" of children from very diverse backgrounds led by a visionary principal and extremely talented teachers. While most of the talented teachers remain, Expo is now a less diverse community school following the district's standardized curriculum. Our family has been part of the school for many years and we no longer feel the school offers any advantage over traditional neighborhood schools. If you are looking for child-centered and innovative approaches to education, you might want to look elsewhere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2013

EXPO elementary has been a mix bag. My child has had a real mix of incredibly good teachers with fantastic classroom control to those that make me cringe. The child is frequently unhappy but is very dramatic. The school seems to take an active role in anti-bullying but my child still feels bullied regularly. Teachers are forced to teach a curriculum from the central school district and I think this has caused some of them to lose their way. The school provides a social worker and this is fantastic...if you can get to see her and get her to actually work with your child. Hands-on work with behavioural issues was better at younger grades and is less good in older years. Mainstreamed students with autism and other different abilities are often very distracting to the rest of the class and teachers often seem unable to manage them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2013

We could not be happier. Our children have many friends and love going to school. The teachers stay in constant communication with us. The other EXPO families have strong social values that match ours and our kids love the Principal. It is one of the few schools that appeals to many different types of students and then achieves with the students as well. Great place to be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2013

I love this school and would not want to work anywhere else. The staff are professional and the students and families are wonderful. What sets us apart is the parent involvement and the joy for learning. As principal, I work hard to make sure every child has a wonderful school experience.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 6, 2012

Not recommended for gifted/talented students. Expo claims to practice differentiated instruction, but the fact of the matter is that the school is simply too large to do so. In fact, it's unrealistic to expect a teacher to differentiate curriculum when there are 28 students in a classroom. Students that are more advanced than their classmates are not permitted to work to their ability and therefore gifted/talented students are not challenged. Gifted services at Expo consist of the Gifted Specialist visiting each classroom once a week for a few minutes to conduct brief brain-building exercises with the entire class (not just the gifted/talented students), and the irony is that these services do not address or benefit the gifted/talented student! The "gifts" and "talents" of the gifted/talented student go to waste at Expo.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2011

Expo does an amazing job within the constraints--budget and otherwise--of the district. The principle is awesome, and the parents are very involved and friendly. We have to drive 20 minutes each way to take our kids there. Because of this, we enrolled our kids in a closer school. Now we are trying to get them back in. We all really miss it terribly!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2010

We're delighted with EXPO. It's a larger school, which leads to a lot of great resources and opportunities (art, music, and science from Kindergarten on), but our child has never gotten 'lost' or treated as one of many. On the contrary, they are exceptionally responsive, smart and flexible here. Many of the teachers have come here from other schools--Expo gets the best in the distrcit. Also wonderful is the on-site Discovery Club, which is less a daycare program than an adjunct learning experience. Could not be happier with EXPO.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2010

After getting rave reviews from many of our friend's whose kids completed all of their elementary years here we've been very disappointed. The lack of communication and the lack of experience on the part of the principal seem to be the two biggest hurdles.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 2, 2010

EXPO has provided two of my children with an excellent education, great character development, and the opportunity to make wonderful friendships. The principal knows most of the kids and parents and is very approachable, knowledgable, and competent. I would recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2009

What a great place to be!! This is the third year my family has attended EXPO. I always feel welcome and my children love going. My children love their teachers and the principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2009

EXPO is an excellent school. My son just finished his Kindergarten year and I cannot say enough good things about the school. All of the Kindergarden teachers are excellent, the director of the Discovery Club (before and after school care) is wonderful and the principal is awesome. My son tested as 'gifted and talented' and he was challenged and interested in school. Because the school is bigger (5 classes in each grade) they can afford all the specialist (art, music, science, computer) and still keep class sizes small - only 23 in his class last year. Great community of parents too. Overall a wonderful school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2009

This is not a school I would send my kids to.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2009

We pulled our child out of this school. The school lacks organization, leadership, and a sense of teaching to the basics. Special education services are lacking.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2009

My son is a bright, verbal child who was very unhappy in his previous school because the teachers there felt he was too energetic. Expo has been a fantastic school environment for him because the teachers, administration and staff accept him for who he is. He has been encouraged to apply his creativity to learning, to working hard, and to becoming a good leader. I couldn't be happier!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2008

I always feel welcome when I go to the school; from the secretaries and principal in the office to the teachers and students in the classrooms. I enjoy going to EXPO on a weekly basis and I always see something that makes me smile and confirms my decision to send my children there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2008

One of the few schools that tries to meet every need of every child. Staff is caring and communicates well with parents and the leadership team is sensitive to parent concerns
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2010.

88 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

98 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
70%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2010.

97 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

93 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
83%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2010.

88 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

93 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

102 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
35%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2010.

93 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

91 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
78%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

All Students85%
Female87%
Male82%
Black65%
Hispanic92%
Native Americann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Economically non-disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities69%
Students without disabilities87%
English language learners60%
Proficient in English91%
Non-migrant85%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

All Students67%
Female68%
Male65%
Black52%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Economically non-disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities75%
English language learners33%
Proficient in English76%
Non-migrant67%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

All Students72%
Female69%
Male76%
Black57%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Economically non-disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities43%
Students without disabilities77%
English language learners40%
Proficient in English78%
Non-migrant72%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

All Students79%
Female83%
Male74%
Black63%
Hispanic69%
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Economically non-disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
English language learners59%
Proficient in English84%
Non-migrant79%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
48%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 57% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
34%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

All Students77%
Female85%
Male71%
Black56%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Economically non-disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities83%
English language learners56%
Proficient in English81%
Non-migrant77%

Reading

All Students68%
Female78%
Male60%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Economically non-disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities74%
English language learners25%
Proficient in English76%
Non-migrant68%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

All Students72%
Female71%
Male74%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Economically non-disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities55%
Students without disabilities75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Non-migrant72%

Reading

All Students71%
Female80%
Male59%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Economically non-disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities46%
Students without disabilities75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Non-migrant71%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

All Students54%
Female61%
Male49%
Black24%
Asian36%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Economically non-disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities58%
English language learners12%
Proficient in English64%
Non-migrant54%

Reading

All Students52%
Female61%
Male45%
Black25%
Asian31%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Economically non-disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities57%
English language learners6%
Proficient in English62%
Non-migrant52%

Science

All Students44%
Female49%
Male42%
Black15%
Asian43%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Economically non-disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities32%
Students without disabilities48%
English language learners6%
Proficient in English53%
Non-migrant44%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

All Students54%
Female50%
Male59%
Black35%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Economically non-disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities57%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English59%
Non-migrant54%

Reading

All Students67%
Female66%
Male69%
Black57%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Economically non-disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Eligible for migrant servicesn/a
Non-migrant67%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 58% 73%
Black 20% 9%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 11% 6%
Hispanic 9% 7%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 35%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gifted specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Arabic languages
French
Hmong
Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Computer animation

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Arabic languages
  • French
  • Hmong
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Kitchen

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:30 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 6:30 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Darren Yerama
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 4 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (651) 293-8639

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Direct instruction
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Hybrid
  • Individually guided instruction
  • Multi-aged
  • Outdoor / Farm-based
  • Project-based
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Arabic languages
  • French
  • Hmong
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • SPCO
  • Macalester College
  • Cretin Derham HS
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Sports

Boys sports
  • None
Girls sports
  • None

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Computer animation

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Chess club
  • Cub scouts
  • Destination Imagination
  • Lego League
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Neither uniforms nor dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Ramsey Middle School
Highland Park Middle School
Murray Middle School
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540 South Warwick
St. Paul, MN 55116
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Phone: (651) 290-8384

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