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Andersen United Community

Address: 1098 Andersen Lane
Minneapolis, 55407
Grades: Pre-K-8
Principal: Denise Wells
Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Phone: 612.668.4200
Fax: 612-668-4210
Email: Denise.Wells@mpls.k12.mn.us
Website: andersenunitedcommunity.mpls.k12.mn.us

WE OFFER: ECFE (Early Childhood Family Education) • High Five (a.m. and p.m.) • Spanish Bilingual Language Development Program • NABAD • Somali Culture and Language Support • English as a Second Language Instruction • Gifted/Talented Program • Special Education • Physical Education • Technology Lab • Music • Art • Environmental Learning Camp Participation (5th grade) • STARBASE Participation (4th and 5th grades) • Anti-Bullying Program • Science Content Classes • School Dress Code


  • Reduced class sizes for kindergarten through fifth grade
  • Technology used as a tool for learning with computers in all classrooms
  • Cultural programs that reflect our school community
  • Developmental bilingual program choice or English language development choice
  • Monthly Family Fun Nights support families with a family dinner, parent workshops and fun student activities
  • Kindergarten parent workshops provide parents and children the opportunity to make learning games for home use
  • Andersen Family Resource Center provides dental, mental health and support services for families
  • We work with volunteers and volunteer organizations to provide one-to-one and small-group academic support to our students
  • Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) classes are provided for middle school students
  • Social skills classes provided by a behavior support team, friendship and focus groups through the school social worker, Developmental Designs, Second Step, Zones of Regulation used for social emotional learning, Responsive Classroom morning meeting components
  • Focus/Explore content classes in sixth through eighth grades

MIDDLE SCHOOL:  Our middle school is specifically designed with grade-level learning teams. Each team has a teaching expert in reading, Social Studies, English Language Arts, Math, Science, English as a Second Language (ESL) and special education services. Electives include:  Music, Choir, Technology, Health and Fitness, Physical Education and Art.  The school offers girls volleyball, boys baseball, girls softball and boys and girls basketball.  Our after-school debate team, sponsored by Augsburg College, competes within and outside the school district.

EXTENDED-DAY ACTIVITIES: After-school activities in areas such as arts, computers, life skills and sports; Math Masters; evening Community Education; extracurricular sports including volleyball, flag football, boys/girls basketball, softball and baseball.

1098 Andersen Lane
Minneapolis, 55407

School Summary

English Language Learner Programs

  • Somali
  • Somali Heritage Language (NABAD)
  • Spanish
  • Spanish Dual Language
  • Native Language Literacy - Spanish

Academic Opportunities

  • Arts
  • English Language Learner Program
  • Gifted and Talented Program
  • History Day
  • Interdisciplinary Curriculum
  • Language Immersion
  • Media Arts
  • Native American Cultural Activities
  • Physical Education
  • Service Learning
  • Support Math
  • Visual Arts

After-school Activities

  • Community Education Classes
  • GEMS and GISE
  • Collaboration with Fred Wells Tennis Center
  • Debate Team
  • Academic Intervention through ALC
  • Middle School Sports
  • Enrichment programming:  arts, cooking, sports, girls and boys groups, leadership opportunities

Extra-curricular Activities

  • Choir
  • Health and Fitness
  • Music
  • Student Council
  • Wolf Ridge Environmental Program
  • Middle School Sports

Pre-Kindergarten Programs

  • High Five
  • Partnership for Early Learning through the McKnight Foundation

Kindergarten Options

  • All Day Kindergarten

Family and Student Support

  • Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE)
  • Family Involvement Program
  • Family Resource Center
  • Home Visits
  • Individual Learning Plans
  • Kindergarten Parent Workshops
  • Family Fun/Learning Nights
  • Parent Involvement Leadership
  • Peer Mediation
  • Site Council
  • Student Council

School Information

  • Computer Labs
  • Mobile Ipad Labs
  • Responsive Classroom
  • Developmental Designs
  • Science Lab
  • School Dress Code Required
  • Promethean Boards in Every Classroom
  • Audio Enhancement System

Please contact Nagashia.Jackson@mpls.k12.mn.us, Web Site Administrator,
for any questions/concerns you have about information posted on this site.