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Lake Harriet Community - Upper Campus

4912 Vincent Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55410

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Grades: 4-8
Principal: Walter Schleisman
Enrollment: 640
Hours: 9:40 a.m. - 4:10 p.m.
Phone: 612.668.3310
Fax: 612.668.3320
Email: walter.schleisman@mpls.k12.mn.us
Website: lakeharriet.mpls.k12.mn.us/

WE OFFER: Specialists in STEM • iBook Lab (sixth through eighth grades), Two iPad Labs and Three iMac Labs • Physical Education • Vocal Music • Art • Band/Strings • Special Education Services • Middle Grades Athletics Program • STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) Focused Integrated Instruction • Daily Recess • Spanish Language (seventh and eighth grades) • Health (fourth and eighth grades)


  • Annual student participation in Spelling Bee, Inventor's Fair, Math Counts, Math Masters competition, Science Bowl, Club STEM (GISE & GEMS), History Day competition, Middle Grades Knowledge Bowl, Middle Grades traveling athletic teams and a zero hour Jazz Band
  • Working In Natural Group Settings (WINGS) for students with special needs
  • Student Council and service learning opportunities
  • "Second Step" social skills and anti-bullying programs
  • Student-led peer mediation in sixth through eighth grades
  • Physical education classes include kayaking, archery, cross-country ski competition and a bicycle unit
  • Spring art show and strings concert
  • “The Connection,” a weekly electronic newsletter
  • School webpage where each teacher maintains a classroom webpage with pertinent academic information
  • Student directory, yearbook and parent/student handbook published annually
  • Active PTA that provides significant funding for enrichment programs and activities and coordinates the annual book fair, school fundraising, school carnival and fall open house/curriculum night
  • Parent and community volunteer opportunities through the PTA: annual spring carnival, Junior Great Books and Science and Learning Fair
  • Partnerships with The Bakken Science Center, Engineering Is Elementary (Cargill and The Science Museum), University of Minnesota Bell Museum and Upstream Arts
  • Site Council; shared school leadership among parents, community and staff
  • "Green" organic composting and recycling in cafeteria
  • A balanced emphasis between the visual and performing arts and science, technology, engineering and math

EXTENDED-DAY ACTIVITIES: Minneapolis Kids child care, Homework Buddies, Math Masters, First in Math, GISE/GEMS, Chess Club, Jazz Band, middle grades athletics (flag football, girls volleyball, boys and girls basketball, softball and baseball), Bike Club, fee-based before-school University of Minnesota Language Center Spanish program, on-site Community Education offerings

What we look like
Student Race School District
Native American 0% 4%
African American 7% 35%
Asian American 6% 6%
Hispanic American 4% 20%
White American 83% 34%

Students School District
Receive ELL Services 2% 26%
Qualify for free or reduced lunch 8% 65%
Receive Special Education Services 8% 14%

For more information, see the School Progress Report
School Summary
All Minneapolis Public Schools (K-8)
  • K - 8 Schools
Academic Opportunities
  • Arts
  • History Day
  • Interdisciplinary Curriculum
  • Physical Education
  • Service Learning
  • Support Math
  • Visual Arts
  • World Languages
After-school Activities
  • Chess Club
  • Community Education Classes
  • Jazz Band
  • Lego League Robotics
  • Math Masters/Math Counts
  • Media/Technology
  • School newspaper
  • Scout Program
  • Sports
  • Tutoring
  • Yearbook
  • Youth in Government
Before and After School Care
  • Minneapolis Kids
Extra-curricular Activities
  • Band/Instrumental Music
  • Choir
  • Girls in Engineering Math and Science (GEMS)
  • Music
  • Orchestra
  • Science Fair
  • Strings
  • Student Council
  • Middle School Sports
World Languages
  • Spanish
Family and Student Support
  • Family Involvement Program
  • Individual Learning Plans
  • Family Fun/Learning Nights
  • Parent Involvement Leadership
  • Peer Mediation
  • Site Council
  • Student Leadership
  • Tutoring
School Information
  • Computer Lab(s)
  • Internet Connection in Every Classroom
  • Responsive Classroom
  • Science Lab
  • Audio Enhancement System