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Northrop Community

Address: 4315 - 31st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, 55406
Grades: K-5
Principal: Amy Jahnke
Hours: 9:10 a.m. - 3:40 p.m.
Phone: 612.668.4520
Fax: 612.668.4530
Email: Amy.Jahnke@mpls.k12.mn.us
Website: northrop.mpls.k12.mn.us

WE OFFER: • Environmental focus • 3 Full day Kindergarten classes • STEM Classes (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) • Vocal Music • Art • Physical Education • Levels of Service (GT) • EL (English Learners Program) • Special Education • SPEN (Special Program for Elementary Needs) • Student Council • Playground Coach-Organized Recess Activities • After-School Classes • MPLS Kids Daycare on site • Active PTA • Parent-Involved Leadership Team •


  • Environmental Focused Curriculum: STEM class- (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). Two outdoor classrooms, plant grow labs, Foss Science kits, Camp Widjiwagan Ely, MN (4th grade), Grand Marais camping trip (5th grade) Minnehaha Monday walks to school Walkathon and Project ROT  (Reduce Our Trash) lunchroom waste recycling program.
  • DNR Designated School Forest (3 MN Biomes: coniferous, deciduous and prairie are located on school grounds.)  Project Wildlife- environmental science curriculum.
  • 2014 Minneapolis Garden Award from Metro Blooms - We have two school gardens and a rain garden.
  • 2014 Reward School, 2013 Celebration School
  • Partnerships: MN National Wildlife Refuge, MN Department of Natural Resources, St. Catherine University: Eco STARs, Junior Achievement, Midwest Food Connection and the Farm to School program.
  • Technology: Promethean Smart boards & document cameras in every classroom; one computer lab, three mobile iPad computer lab, audio enhancement system in all classrooms.
  • Teachers: Experienced and stable teachers provide rigor with curriculum by differentiated learning activities; small-group guided reading groups based on individual needs; staff meet weekly in study groups to focus on literacy, writing and math.
  • Reading Corps: Reading tutors for kindergarten through third-grade students
  • Math Corps: Math tutors for fourth- and fifth-grade students
  • Specialists: STEM, Art, Music, Physical Education and Media
  • Strong parent involvement: Active PTA and Site Council

OUR MISSION:  To provide an environment where children can develop to their fullest academic, social, emotional, and physical potential.  Our school fosters a multicultural, gender fair and disability- aware attitude of acceptance encouraging everyone to be a productive global citizen.

EXTENDED-DAY ACTIVITIES: GEMS/GISEEveryday Leaders, Mad Science, Go Solar, Spanish,  Acting, Chess, Art Builders,  Lego Club, News Reporting, Film Making, Cub Scouts, Hockey, Team Sports, and we also have a Minneapolis Kids child care program on site. ALC (Area Learning Center) academic support classes.

What we look like:
Student Race School District
Native American 3 % 4 %
African American 13 % 36 %
Asian American 4 % 6 %
Hispanic American 14 % 20 %
White American 66 % 34 %

Students School District
Receive ELL Services 10 % 24 %
Qualify for free or reduced lunch 33 % 63 %
Receive Special Education Services 10 % 14 %
4315 - 31st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, 55406
  • Academic Opportunities

    • Computer Lab - Self-paced learning
    • Art Adventure- Minneapolis Institute of Arts
    • Levels of Service (Gifted and Talented)
    • Spelling Bee (5th grade)
    • Math Masters (5th grade)

    After-School Activities

    • GEMS/GISE, Everyday Leaders, Mad Science, Go Solar, Spanish, Acting, Chess,
    • Art Builders, News Reporting, Film Making, Lego Club, Hockey, Team Sports,

    Before and After School Care

    • Minneapolis Kids on site

    Kindergarten Options

    • All Day Kindergarten

    Extra-Curricular Activities

    • Student Council
    • School Safety Patrol
    • Camp Widjiwagan  (4th grade)
    • Grand Marais Camping Trip (5th grade)

    Family and Student Support

    • Individual Learning Plans
    • English as a Second Language
    • Math Corp & Reading Corp
    • Literacy, Math & Science  Family Nights
    • Parent Community Collaborative Site Council & PTA
    • Junior Coaches-Peer Mediation


    • 1 Computer Lab & 3 iPad classroom carts
    • Internet Connection in Every Classroom
    • Promethean Boards in Every Classroom
    • Audio Enhancement System
    • STEM Lab

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