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Bethune Community

919 Emerson Ave. N.
Minneapolis, MN 55411

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Grades: Pre-K-5
Principal: Melissa Jackson
Enrollment: 358
Hours: 8:40 a.m - 3:10 p.m
Phone: 612.668.2550
Fax: 612.668.2560
Email: melissa.jackson@mpls.k12.mn.us
Website: bethune.mpls.k12.mn.us/

WE OFFER: High Five (a.m. and p.m.) • Music • Special Education • Physical Education • Media • Early Childhood Special Education Autism • Autism and DCD (Developmental Cognitive Delay) Programs (kindergarten through fifth grade) • Extended Learning Program • School Uniforms • Structured Recess through Playworks


  • Rigorous instruction by highly qualified teachers
  • A balanced literacy program that provides whole-group instruction and targeted small-group instruction in both reading and writing
  • Targeted instruction in reading and/or math, based on individual student needs
  • Thorough assessment and monitoring of progress to adjust instruction and accelerate achievement
  • Activities that support our efforts in establishing strong school, family and community partnerships
  • Community partnerships with Phyllis Wheatley Community Center, Assistance League, Minnesota Reading Corps, Washburn Center for Children, Stages Theatre, Heritage Park,  Second Harvest Heartland, Target, The Sheridan Story, Playworks
  • Safe, inviting learning environment for all students
  • Knowledgeable and caring staff
  • Science as a specialist class
  • Connecting Parents with Educational Opportunities (CPEO)
  • Extended learning program that provides additional support in reading and math, as well as enrichment activities

EXTENDED-DAY ACTIVITIES: Monday-Thursday, after-school, certified teachers incorporate two days of GEMS (Girls in Engineering Math and Science) or GISE (Guys in Science and Engineering) meetings and two days of elective courses; Playworks, our partner for learning how to have fun, instills cooperation skills in an after-school program, with bus transportation available for students who qualify

PATHWAY: Anwatin Middle

What we look like
Student Race School District
Native American 3% 4%
African American 86% 35%
Asian American 4% 6%
Hispanic American 3% 20%
White American 4% 34%

Students School District
Receive ELL Services 4% 26%
Qualify for free or reduced lunch 100% 65%
Receive Special Education Services 22% 14%

For more information, see the School Progress Report
School Summary
All Minneapolis Public Schools (K-8)
  • Elementary Schools (K-5)
Academic Opportunities
  • Gifted and Talented Program
  • Interdisciplinary Curriculum
  • Media Arts
  • Physical Education
After-school Activities
  • Reading Classes
Extra-curricular Activities
  • Student Council
Pre-Kindergarten Programs
  • High Five
Kindergarten Options
  • All Day Kindergarten
  • Guaranteed All Day Kindergarten
Family and Student Support
  • Family Involvement Program
  • Family Resource Center
  • Home Visits
  • Individual Learning Plans
  • Family Fun/Learning Nights
  • Parent Involvement Leadership
  • Site Council
  • Tutoring
School Information
  • Computer Lab(s)
  • Internet Connection in Every Classroom
  • Responsive Classroom
  • School Uniforms Required
  • Promethean Boards in Every Classroom
  • Audio Enhancement System