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Nellie Stone Johnson Community

807 - 27th Ave. N.
Minneapolis, MN 55411

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Grades: Pre-K-8
Principal: Leadriane Roby
Enrollment: 812
Hours: 8:05 a.m. - 2:35 p.m.
Phone: 612.668.2930
Fax: 612.668.2940
Email: leadriane.roby@mpls.k12.mn.us
Website: nsj.mpls.k12.mn.us/

WE OFFER: High Five • English Language Learner Program • Special Education • Tutoring Program • Title I • Visual Arts • Instrumental Music • Vocal Music • School Uniforms


  • Active community partnerships with YMCA, General Mills, Target, Village Social Services, Cargill, Reading Corps tutors and many more
  • Transitional Dual Language Program (Spanish) for kindergarten through third grade
  • Collaborative approach with families and the community
  • AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination)
  • Education-based field trips
  • Specialist classes: visual arts, vocal music, band, orchestra, physical education, health and media technology
  • All students wear uniforms
  • Safe, inviting learning environment
  • Knowledgeable and caring staff
  • Parent involvement opportunities

MIDDLE SCHOOL: Our middle school consists of approximately 240 students who spend 25 minutes each day in a morning advisory meeting that sets the tone for building a positive school culture and climate. All middle school students receive instruction in the core content areas including English language arts, mathematics, science and social studies. We offer support to students who need help reaching grade level in mathematics and reading. There are also classes offered to support accelerated learning in courses such as critical reading and online math. Nellie Stone Johnson is a certified AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) site, which means that students receive support to help them reach their secondary and post-secondary academic goals. This small school atmosphere affords our students a chance to develop relationships with teachers and their peers. We value parents as part of their child's support system in school.

EXTENDED-DAY ACTIVITIES: Beacons program that includes reading, mathematics, media/technology, creative arts/technology, America Reads, Double Dutch, drumming, martial arts, tutoring and middle school sports

What we look like
Student Race School District
Native American 2% 4%
African American 56% 35%
Asian American 4% 6%
Hispanic American 35% 20%
White American 3% 34%

Students School District
Receive ELL Services 31% 26%
Qualify for free or reduced lunch 93% 65%
Receive Special Education Services 21% 14%

For more information, see the School Progress Report
School Summary
All Minneapolis Public Schools (K-8)
  • K - 8 Schools
English Language Learner Programs
  • English as a Second Language - General
  • Hmong
  • Spanish
  • Native Language Literacy - Spanish
Academic Opportunities
  • Arts
  • English Language Learner Program
  • History Day
  • Media Arts
  • Physical Education
  • Service Learning
  • Support Math
  • Visual Arts
After-school Activities
  • Beacons
  • Chess Club
  • Cooking
  • Dance
  • Latino Club
  • Media/Technology
  • Reading Classes
  • Spanish Homework Help
  • Sports
  • Tutoring
Extra-curricular Activities
  • Music
  • Student Council
  • Middle School Sports
Pre-Kindergarten Programs
  • High Five
Kindergarten Options
  • All Day Kindergarten
  • Guaranteed All Day Kindergarten
Family and Student Support
  • Family Involvement Program
  • Home Visits
  • 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
  • New School Building
  • Renovated Playground
  • Responsive Classroom
  • Science Lab
  • School Uniforms Required
  • Promethean Boards in Every Classroom
  • Audio Enhancement System