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Lake Nokomis Community - Wenonah Campus

Address: 5625 - 23rd Ave. S.
Minneapolis, 55417
Grades: K-2
Principal: Kelly Wright
Hours: 9:35 a.m. - 4:05 p.m.
Phone: 612.668.5040
Fax: 612.668.5050
Email: Kelly.Wright@mpls.k12.mn.us
Website: lakenokomis.mpls.k12.mn.us

WE OFFER: At Wenonah we are Nurturing Great Potential. We proudly offer students a well-rounded education where they can explore a wide variety of interests in a highly supportive and nurturing environment. Students have space to discover their unique passions and gifts while developing the academic, social and emotional skills to pursue them. We call ourselves “a big city school with a small town heart”.


  • Lake Nokomis - Wenonah Campus (kindergarten through 2nd grade) is paired with the Lake Nokomis - Keewaydin Campus (3rd-8th grades)
  • 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
  • Specialists in art, music, media and physical education
  • English Language Learner Program
  • Austism Program, Special Education, Occupational Therapy and Speech Theraphy
  • Diversity & Inclusion: multicultural learning, Buddy Bench, National Kindness Day, PACER puppet shows, Second Step curriculum to strengthen social/emotional learning and prevent bullying
  • Service Learning & Leadership: student council, service projects, student helpers
  • Movement and Wellness: kindergarten recess 2x/day, Bike & Walk to School Days, salad bar, free breakfast
  • Science & Evnironmental Learning: Wildlife Refuge partnership and field trips, organics program, GEMS & GISE, Phys. Ed & afterschool classes include fishing, biking, sleding, jogging club
  • Citizen of the Month awards ceremony
  • Computer/iPad/media technology
  • After-school activities to help busy students and their families
  • Learning partnerships with Junior Achievement, University of Minnesota, Art Adventures, Augsburg College and Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge
  • Family liaison and volunteer coordinator
  • Numerous parent, community and intergenerational volunteers
  • Active parent involvement in PTA and Site Council – School Carnival, Pancake Breakfast, Valentines Dinner and Dance
  • Neighborhood partners include Fat Lorenzo’s, Oxendale's Market, NENA and Crosstown Covenant Church


EXTENDED-DAY ACTIVITIES: Minneapolis Kids, Community Education, GEMS & GISE
PATHWAY: Lake Nokomis - Keewaydin Campus (third through eighth grades)
What we look like:
Student Race School District
Native American 3 % 4 %
African American 14 % 36 %
Asian American 5 % 6 %
Hispanic American 14 % 20 %
White American 64 % 34 %

Students School District
Receive ELL Services 10 % 24 %
Qualify for free or reduced lunch 37 % 63 %
Receive Special Education Services 10 % 14 %
5625 - 23rd Ave. S.
Minneapolis, 55417

English Language Learner Programs

  • Spanish

Academic Opportunities

  • Accelerated Math
  • Accelerated Reading
  • Austism Program
  • English Language Learner Program
  • Advanced Learner Program
  • Interdisciplinary Curriculum
  • Media
  • Visual Arts
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Reading Corps & Youth Incorporated

After-school Activities

  • Community Education Classes
  • Media/Technology
  • Sports
  • Theater
  • GEMS & GISE (Girls in Engineering Math & Science, Guys in Science and Engineering)

Before and After School Care

  • Minneapolis Kids

Extra-curricular Activities

  • Student Council
  • Talent Show
  • Chess Club
  • Community Education Classes

Kindergarten Options

  • All Day Kindergarten

Family and Student Support

  • Family Involvement Program
  • Individual Learning Plans
  • Family Fun/Learning Nights
  • Parent Involvement Leadership
  • Site Council
  • Student Leadership
  • PTA
  • Weekly Newsletter Email
  • Tutoring

School Information

  • Computer Lab
  • Ipad Carts
  • Internet Connection in Every Classroom
  • Renovated Playground
  • 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.