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Hiawatha Community School - Hiawatha Campus

Address: 4201 - 42nd Ave. S.
Minneapolis, 55406
Grades: Pre-k-2
Principal: Debbie Regnier
Hours: 8:40 a.m. - 3:10 p.m.
Phone: 612.668.4610
Fax: 612.668.4620
Email: Debbie.Regnier@mpls.k12.mn.us
Website: hiawatha.mpls.k12.mn.us

Hiawatha Community School is a kindergarten through second-grade school in a culturally diverse, urban community, located within walking distance of the Minnehaha Falls and 4.5 blocks from our third- through fifth-grade Howe Campus.

WE OFFER:  • Bilingual and English as a Second Language Support • DCD (Developmental Cognitive Delay) Special Education • ALC After-School Program • GEMS/GISE Classes • Field Day • Family Involvement Opportunities • Specialists in Music, Media, Physical Education, Art •  Music Programs • After-School Drama • Art Adventure • Visual Thinking Strategies • Community Art Show • Schoolwide Art Opportunities • Volunteer Opportunities • PTO-Sponsored School Carnival • Student Council • Hiawatha Park/Rec Daycare • Second Step (Bullying Prevention Program)


  • We are a MN School of Excellence
  • Very involved Arts committee- many parent volunteers
  • GEMS/GISE sight
  • Student of the Month Award assemblies
  • Many Positive Behavior Incentives 
  • We are a "Bucket Filler" School 
  • Academic awards
  • Attendance awards
  • Classroom teacher directs each child's learning, creating a secure physical and emotional student-teacher relationship
  • Teachers provide rigor within the curriculum through differentiated learning activities
  • Independent reading at student's reading level
  • Specialists in media, music, art and physical education
  • Media computer lab instruction
  • IXL Computer Program for Math
  • Musical programs
  • Minnesota Orchestra adoption
  • Sweet On School dance and radio broadcast
  • Student council-sponsored events and activities
  • Active PTO and Site Council
  • Student programs and performances
  • Art, nature and science field trips
  • Academic Focused Field Trips
  • All School Option Days
  • Teachers provide rigor through differentiation - within classrooms and grade level
  • Family Liaisons
  • Second Step Social Skills curriculum
  • Inclusion for DCD students

Our Mission:The mission of Hiawatha School is to maximize individual student potential through the use of technology, differentiation, critical thinking, and high expectations within a nurturing and diverse community of lifelong learners.

EXTENDED-DAY ACTIVITIES: ALC (Area Learning Center), GEMS/GISE, PTO-sponsored after-school drama, Title I tutoring, Youth Inc. tutoring

PATHWAY: Howe Campus (third through fifth grades), Sanford Middle

What we look like:
Student Race School District
Native American 3 % 4 %
African American 18 % 36 %
Asian American 3 % 6 %
Hispanic American 15 % 20 %
White American 61 % 34 %

Students School District
Receive ELL Services 11 % 24 %
Qualify for free or reduced lunch 40 % 63 %
Receive Special Education Services 9 % 14 %
4201 - 42nd Ave. S.
Minneapolis, 55406

English Language Learner Programs

  • Spanish

Academic Opportunities

  • Advanced Learner Classes
  • GEMS/GISE for K-2
  • Arts
  • English Language Learner Program
  • Media Arts
  • Physical Education
  • Service Learning

After-school Activities

  • ALC
  • LEGO League Robotics - beginning Spring 2015
  • Media/Technology
  • Reading Classes
  • Tutoring

Extra-curricular Activities

GISE- Guys in Science and Engineering

GEMS- Girls in Engineering, Math, and Science

After SChool Drama- PTO sponsored

Pre-Kindergarten Programs

  • High Five

Kindergarten Options

  • All Day Kindergarten

Family and Student Support

  • Family Involvement Program
  • Home Visits
  • Individual Learning Plans
  • Family Fun/Learning Nights
  • Parent Involvement Leadership
  • Monthly PTO Meetings
  • At Committee
  • Garden Commitee
  • Site Council
  • Student Leadership
  • Tutoring

School Information

  • Computer Lab(s)
  • Internet Connection in Every Classroom
  • Renovated Playground
  • Promethean Boards in Every Classroom
  • Audio Enhancement System
  • Ipad Carts for every grade level
  • Lap Top Cart
  • Renovated Lunchroom in 2016- Beautiful!

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