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Kenny Community

Address: 5720 Emerson Ave. S.
Minneapolis, 55419
Grades: K-5
Principal: William Gibbs
Hours: 8:05 a.m. - 2:35 p.m.
Phone: 612.668.3340
Fax: 612.668.3350
Email: William.Gibbs@mpls.k12.mn.us
Website: kenny.mpls.k12.mn.us

WE OFFER: ECFE (Early Childhood Family Education) • Band • Media • Art • Physical Education • Special Education and Autism Services • Spatial Temporal (ST) Math


  • Kenny was named a "Celebration School"  for the 3 consecutive years.  It is an honor that recognizes Minnesota schools that are expertly documenting efforts to increase student achievement
  • Test scores that exceed district averages; individual student growth rates that are among the highest in the city
  • Phenomenal teaching staff
  • A partnership between faculty, parents and community members that guides all aspects of the school's operation
  • Focused field trips designed to expand children's learning experiences
  • Calm, peaceful and beautiful learning environment
  • Social curriculum based on Responsive Classroom goals, Positive Behavior Skills, Kangaroo Koupons, Active Recess, Second Step
  • Hands-on/minds-on curriculum geared to real-life experiences
  • Working partnerships with area arts, ecological and environmental agencies such as the Jeffers Foundation
  • Third- through fifth-grade teachers trained in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)
  • Environmental activities
  • Using technology to assist in learning and expanding students’ world experiences in a developmentally appropriate way
  • Individualized curriculum to meet each student's unique learning needs
  • Unrivaled parent participation and community volunteers
  • Response to Intervention (RTI) demonstration site; see the article linked on the Kenny website: http://kenny.mpls.k12.mn.us/

EXTENDED-DAY ACTIVITIES: Minneapolis Kids child care, chess, after-school academic programs, ST (Spatial Temporal) Math and First in Math, Lego Robotics, Glee Club, wide variety of Community Education courses three nights per week

PATHWAY: Anthony Middle

What we look like:
Student Race School District
Native American 0 % 4 %
African American 20 % 36 %
Asian American 4 % 6 %
Hispanic American 7 % 20 %
White American 69 % 34 %

Students School District
Receive ELL Services 4 % 24 %
Qualify for free or reduced lunch 30 % 63 %
Receive Special Education Services 11 % 14 %
5720 Emerson Ave. S.
Minneapolis, 55419

Academic Opportunities

  • Arts
  • Gifted and Talented Program
  • Interdisciplinary Curriculum
  • Physical Education
  • Reading/Literacy Grant Recipient
  • Visual Arts

After-school Activities

  • Art Club
  • Chess Club
  • Community Education Classes
  • Drama
  • Lego League Robotics
  • Media/Technology
  • Reading Classes
  • Yearbook

Before and After School Care

  • Minneapolis Kids

Extra-curricular Activities

  • Band/Instrumental Music
  • Choir
  • Music
  • Science Fair
  • Student Council

Kindergarten Options

  • All Day Kindergarten

Family and Student Support

  • Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE)
  • Individual Learning Plans
  • Family Fun/Learning Nights
  • Peer Mediation
  • Restorative Justice Circles and Mediation
  • Site Council
  • Student Leadership
  • Tutoring

School Information

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