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Lake Harriet Community - Lower Campus

Address: 4030 Chowen Ave. S.
Minneapolis, 55410
Grades: K-3
Principal: Merry Tilleson
Hours: 9:35 a.m. - 4:05 p.m.
Phone: 612.668.3210
Fax: 612.668.3220
Email: Merry.Tilleson@mpls.k12.mn.us
Website: lakeharriet.mpls.k12.mn.us

WE OFFER: Specialists in Media - Physical Education - Vocal Music - Art - Special Education Services - Social/emotional learning block- Enrichment and Intervention Learning Block - Daily Recess


  • Citizen of the Month student incentive program
  • A weekly family electronic newsletter
  • Student directory, yearbook and parent/student handbook published yearly
  • Active PTA that provides significant funding for enrichment programs and activities and coordinates many activities to include in part: book fair, read-a-thon, school carnival, ice cream social and kindergarten fall potluck
  • Parent and community volunteer opportunities through the PTA to include in part:  annual spring carnival, Junior Great Books, Science Fair, Art Adventure and Junior Achievement
  • An active Site Council which provides sharedparent/staff/community leadership regarding important school issues to include:  curriculum, climate/culture and vision and mission.
  • Green" organic composting and recycling program in the cafeteria
  • A balanced emphasis between the visual and performing arts and science, technology, engineering and math

EXTENDED-DAY ACTIVITIES: Minneapolis Kids child care; before-school, fee-based language program offering Spanish (sponsored by University of Minnesota Language Center)

PATHWAY: Lake Harriet Upper

What we look like:
Student Race School District
Native American 1 % 4 %
African American 2 % 36 %
Asian American 7 % 6 %
Hispanic American 4 % 20 %
White American 86 % 34 %

Students School District
Receive ELL Services 2 % 24 %
Qualify for free or reduced lunch 6 % 63 %
Receive Special Education Services 5 % 14 %
4030 Chowen Ave. S.
Minneapolis, 55410

Academic Opportunities

  • Media Arts
  • Physical Education
  • Visual Arts
  • Vocal Music
  • Interdisciplinary Curriculum

After-school Activities

  • Area Learning Center Programs (GEMS/GISE and Academic Interventions)
  • Community Education Classes

Before and After School Child Care

  • Minneapolis Kids

World Language

  • Spanish (Before and after school program through the University Language Center)

Kindergarten Options

  • All Full Day Kindergarten classrooms

School Information

  • Minnesota School Of Excellence 2013
  • New School Addition in 2013

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