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Bancroft Elementary

Address: 1315 E. 38th St.
Minneapolis, 55407
Grades: Pre-K-5
Principal: Erin Glynn
Hours: 8:40 a.m. - 3:10 p.m.
Phone: 612.668.3550
Fax: 612.668.3560
Email: Erin.Glynn@mpls.k12.mn.us
Website: bancroft.mpls.k12.mn.us
We offer: 
Program Highlights
  • High Five
  •  Minneapolis Kids Child Care 
  • English as a Second Language
  • Spanish and Somali Interpreters
  • Parent Leadership and Family Involvement
  • Special Education
  • Title I Funding
  • Visual Arts
  • Performing Arts
  • Vocal Music
  • Physical Education
  • Media Technology
  • World Language-Spanish K-5
  • After-Achool Programs
  • Community Education


  • International Baccalaureate (IB) World School offering the Primary Years Programme (PYP)
  • Students are engaged in concept-driven curriculum; students are making connections between life in school, life at home and life in the world
  • Inquiry-based learning: Units of Inquiry allow students to study a concept in-depth by asking questions
  • International-mindedness: The PYP develops inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect
  • Our teaching models problem-solving skills, personal responsibility, caring for others and mutual respect among children, teachers and families
  • Balanced literacy and math blocks that focus on explicit teaching of reading and writing strategies along with math concepts and problem-solving skills
  • Advanced technology such as iPad carts, iMac Labs, Promethean boards, document cameras and digital projectors in classrooms
  • Continuous formal and informal assessments used to personalize instruction
  • Small-group guided reading instruction based on individual needs
  • Criterion charts developed by students so that all students can judge the quality of their work
  • Our "Book Room" has hundreds of sets of leveled-reading books for student to use in guided reading
  • Numerous field trip experiences
  • Fifth grade environmental camp experience at Wolf Ridge
  • Strong family participation in school events and conferences
  • Strong community partnerships
  • Partner with Urban Arts Academy
  • Accelerated Reader program
  • ST Math


EXTENDED-DAY ACTIVITIES: Minneapolis Kids child care, an after-school program that provides additional learning opportunities focused on reading and math skills, Community Education that offers interest-based classes.

PATHWAY: Sanford Middle School


What we look like:
Student Race School District
Native American 9 % 4 %
African American 39 % 36 %
Asian American 3 % 6 %
Hispanic American 30 % 20 %
White American 19 % 34 %

Students School District
Receive ELL Services 37 % 24 %
Qualify for free or reduced lunch 83 % 63 %
Receive Special Education Services 14 % 14 %
1315 E. 38th St.
Minneapolis, 55407

Magnet Schools

  • Elementary International Baccalaureate PYP

English Language Learner Programs

  • English as a Second Language - General
  • World Language-Spanish

Academic Opportunities

  • Accelerated Reading
  • Artists-in-Residence
  • English Language Learner Program
  • Differentiation for Advanced Learners 
  • Interdisciplinary Curriculum
  • Native American Cultural Activities
  • Physical Education
  • Visual Arts
  • Performing Arts
  • World Language-Spanish

After-school Activities

  • Art Club
  • Chess Club
  • Community Education Classes
  • Rope Power
  • Math Masters/Math Counts
  • Scout Program
  • Homework Help

Before and After School Care

  • Minneapolis Kids

Extra-curricular Activities

  • Band/Instrumental Music
  • Girls in Engineering Math and Science (GEMS)
  • Guys in Science and Engineering (GISE)
  • Little GEMS and GISE
  • Wolf Ridge Environmental Program
  • Math Masters

World Languages

  • Spanish

Pre-Kindergarten Programs

  • High Five

Kindergarten Options

  • All Day Kindergarten

Family and Student Support

  • Family Involvement Opportunities
  • Family Resource Center
  • Home Visits
  • Continuous Learning Plans
  • Family Fun/Learning Nights
  • Parent Involvement Leadership
  • Site Council
  • Student Leadership

School Information

  • Computer Lab(s)
  • Internet Connection in Every Classroom
  • 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.