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Lake Harriet Community - Upper Campus

Address: 4912 Vincent Ave. S.
Minneapolis, 55410
Grades: 4-8
Principal: Walter Schleisman
Hours: 9:40 a.m. - 4:10 p.m.
Phone: 612.668.3310
Fax: 612.668.3320
Email: Walter.Schleisman@mpls.k12.mn.us
Website: lakeharriet.mpls.k12.mn.us

WE OFFER:  Rigorous Core academics • Specialist opportunities in Physical Education, Health (middle school), Vocal Music, Rock Band, Visual Art, Band/Strings • Special Education Services • Middle Grades Athletics Program • Daily Recess • Spanish Language (seventh and eighth grades) • chromebook Labs, two iPad Labs, three iMac Labs


  • Annual student participation in Spelling Bee, Science Fair, Math Counts, Math Masters competition, Science Bowl, Club STEM (GISE & GEMS), History Day competition, Middle Grades Knowledge Bowl, Middle Grades Debate, and zero hour Jazz Band and Orchestra
  • DCD program for students with special needs
  • Student Council and service learning opportunities
  • "Second Step" social skills and anti-bullying programs
  • Student-led peer mediation in sixth through eighth grades
  • Physical education units include triathlon, archery, cross-country skiing, bowling and a bicycle unit
  • Strong arts program including spring art show, spring play, multiple music concerts
  • Weekly PTA electronic newsletter
  • School webpage where each teacher maintains a classroom webpage with pertinent academic information
  • Student directory, yearbook and parent/student handbook published annually
  • Active PTA that provides significant funding for enrichment programs and activities and coordinates the annual book fair, school fundraising, school carnival and fall open house/curriculum night
  • Parent and community volunteer opportunities through the PTA: annual spring carnival, Junior Great Books and Science and Learning Fair
  • Partnerships with community organizations
  • Site Council; shared school leadership among parents, community and staff
  • "Green" organic composting and recycling in cafeteria
  • A balanced emphasis between the visual and performing arts and science, technology, engineering and math

EXTENDED-DAY ACTIVITIES: Minneapolis Kids child care, Homework Buddies, Math Masters, First in Math, GISE/GEMS, Chess Club, Jazz Band, Orchestra,  fee-based before-school University of Minnesota Language Center Spanish program, on-site Community Education offerings

What we look like:
Student Race School District
Native American 0 % 4 %
African American 6 % 36 %
Asian American 4 % 6 %
Hispanic American 4 % 20 %
White American 86 % 34 %

Students School District
Receive ELL Services 2 % 24 %
Qualify for free or reduced lunch 8 % 63 %
Receive Special Education Services 7 % 14 %
4912 Vincent Ave. S.
Minneapolis, 55410

Academic Opportunities

  • Arts
  • History Day
  • Interdisciplinary Curriculum
  • Physical Education
  • Service Learning
  • Math Support
  • Visual Arts
  • Spanish Language (grades 7 & 8)

After/before-school Activities

  • Chess Club
  • Community Education Classes
  • Jazz Band
  • Lego League Robotics
  • Math Masters/Math Counts
  • Media/Technology
  • School newspaper
  • Scout Program (through community ed)
  • Sports
  • Tutoring
  • Yearbook
  • Quiz bowl
  • Debate
  • Knowledge Bowl

Before and After School Care

  • Minneapolis Kids

Extra-curricular Activities

  • Jazz Band
  • School play
  • Orchestra
  • Science Fair
  • Student Council
  • Sports

World Languages

  • Spanish

Family and Student Support

  • PTA
  • Peer Mediation
  • Site Council
  • Student Leadership
  • Tutoring

School Information

  • Computer Lab(s)
  • Internet Connection in Every Classroom
  • Social Emotional Learning
  • Science Labs
  • Audio Enhancement Systems

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