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Bethune Community

Address: 919 Emerson Ave. N.
Minneapolis, 55411
Grades: Pre-K-5
Principal: Cheryl Martin
Hours: 9:10 a.m. - 3:40 p.m.
Phone: 612.668.2550
Fax: 612.668.2560
Email: Cheryl.Martin@mpls.k12.mn.us
Website: bethune.mpls.k12.mn.us

WE OFFER: High Five (full day) • Music • Special Education • Physical Education • Media • Early Childhood Special Education Autism • Autism and DCD (Developmental Cognitive Delay) Programs (kindergarten through fifth grade) • Extended Learning Program • School Uniforms • Structured Recess through Playworks


  • Rigorous instruction by highly qualified teachers
  • A balanced literacy program that provides whole-group instruction and targeted small-group instruction in both reading and writing
  • Targeted instruction in reading and/or math, based on individual student needs
  • Thorough assessment and monitoring of progress to adjust instruction and accelerate achievement
  • Activities that support our efforts in establishing strong school, family and community partnerships
  • Community partnerships with Phyllis Wheatley Community Center, Assistance League, Minnesota Reading Corps, Washburn Center for Children, Stages Theatre, Heritage Park, Second Harvest Heartland, Target, The Sheridan Story, Playworks
  • Safe, inviting learning environment for all students
  • Knowledgeable and caring staff
  • Science as a specialist class
  • Connecting Parents with Educational Opportunities (CPEO)
  • Extended learning program that provides additional support in reading and math, as well as enrichment activities


EXTENDED-DAY ACTIVITIES: Monday-Thursday, after-school, certified teachers incorporate two days of GEMS (Girls in Engineering Math and Science) or GISE (Guys in Science and Engineering) meetings and two days of elective courses; Playworks, our partner for learning how to have fun, instills cooperation skills in an after-school program, with bus transportation available for students who qualify

PATHWAY: Anwatin Middle


What we look like:
Student Race School District
Native American 3 % 4 %
African American 84 % 36 %
Asian American 2 % 6 %
Hispanic American 3 % 20 %
White American 8 % 34 %

Students School District
Receive ELL Services 5 % 24 %
Qualify for free or reduced lunch 97 % 63 %
Receive Special Education Services 20 % 14 %
919 Emerson Ave. N.
Minneapolis, 55411

Academic Opportunities

  • Gifted and Talented Program
  • Interdisciplinary Curriculum
  • Media Arts
  • Physical Education

After-school Activities

  • Reading Classes

Extra-curricular Activities

  • Student Council

Pre-Kindergarten Programs

  • High Five

Kindergarten Options

  • All Day Kindergarten
  • Guaranteed All Day Kindergarten

Family and Student Support

  • Family Involvement Program
  • Family Resource Center
  • Home Visits
  • Individual Learning Plans
  • Family Fun/Learning Nights
  • Parent Involvement Leadership
  • Site Council
  • Tutoring

School Information

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