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Marcy Open

415 Fourth Ave. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414

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Grades: K-8
Principal: Donna Andrews
Enrollment: 694
Hours: 8:40 a.m. - 3:10 p.m.
Phone: 612.668.1020
Fax: 612.668.1030
Email: donna.andrews@mpls.k12.mn.us
Website: marcy.mpls.k12.mn.us/

MAGNET FOCUS: Through open learning philosophy, students learn to make positive choices and are motivated to become independent, life-long learners through hands-on, community-centered and activity-based learning.

WE OFFER: Instrumental Music • English Learner (EL) Program • Family Involvement Liaison • Parent-Involved Leadership • Community Education and Area Learning Center Classes • Special Education • ASD • Gifted/Talent Development • PRESS (Path to Reading Excellence in School Sites)


  • Looping classrooms
  • Active parent leadership and classroom involvement
  • Class webpages
  • Marcy Arts Partnership funds artist residencies in all classrooms every year
  • Partnerships with University of Minnesota and Augsburg College
  • Reading Corps and Math Corps tutors
  • Instrumental music including band, orchestra and rock band
  • Project SUCCESS
  • Children's Theatre collaboration
  • Responsive Classroom
  • International Peace Site
  • Weekly school newsletter by email or hard copy
  • Specialists in music, art, graphic design, physical education, science, math and media technology
  • Curriculum nights for families
  • Community Fall Carnival, Spring Family Dinner, Family Movie Nights
  • Student council
  • Two computer labs, laptop carts, iPad carts, computers in classrooms and Promethean Boards in classrooms
  • Art Adventure in partnership with the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Everybody Wins
  • Enrichment option classes for all students twice a year
  • Big Buddy/Little Buddy classroom partnerships
  • Portfolio events for students to share their work with families
  • Gay/Straight Alliance for students in fifth through eighth grades

EXTENDED-DAY ACTIVITIES: Minneapolis Kids child care, Community Education and ALC classes, Lego League, Chess Club, Math Club, Debate Team, music classes, Knowledge Bowl team, middle school athletics, yearbook staff, musical for students in sixth through eighth grades, homework help

What we look like
Student Race School District
Native American 3% 4%
African American 31% 35%
Asian American 5% 6%
Hispanic American 8% 20%
White American 52% 34%

Students School District
Receive ELL Services 18% 26%
Qualify for free or reduced lunch 49% 65%
Receive Special Education Services 11% 14%

For more information, see the School Progress Report
School Summary
All Minneapolis Public Schools (K-8)
  • K - 8 Schools
Magnet Schools
  • Open Program
English Language Learner Programs
  • English as a Second Language - General
  • Somali
  • Spanish
Academic Opportunities
  • Accelerated Math
  • Arts
  • English Language Learner Program
  • Gifted and Talented Program
  • History Day
  • Interdisciplinary Curriculum
  • Media Arts
  • Physical Education
  • Reading/Literacy Grant Recipient
  • Service Learning
  • Support Math
  • Video Production
  • Visual Arts
  • World Languages
After-school Activities
  • Chess Club
  • Community Education Classes
  • Debate Team
  • Drama
  • Jazz Band
  • Lego League Robotics
  • Math Masters/Math Counts
  • Reading Classes
  • Scout Program
  • Sports
  • Tutoring
  • Yearbook
Before and After School Care
  • Minneapolis Kids
Extra-curricular Activities
  • Band/Instrumental Music
  • Girls in Engineering Math and Science (GEMS)
  • Music
  • Orchestra
  • Science Fair
  • Strings
  • Student Council
  • Theatre/Performing Arts
  • Middle School Sports
World Languages
  • French
Kindergarten Options
  • Guaranteed All Day Kindergarten
Family and Student Support
  • Family Involvement Program
  • Family Resource Center
  • Home Visits
  • Individual Learning Plans
  • Family Fun/Learning Nights
  • Parent Community Collaborative Council
  • Parent Involvement Leadership
  • Site Council
  • Student Leadership
  • Tutoring
School Information
  • Computer Lab(s)
  • Internet Connection in Every Classroom
  • Responsive Classroom
  • Science Lab
  • Promethean Boards in Every Classroom
  • Audio Enhancement System