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Waite Park Community

Address: 1800 - 34th Ave. NE.
Minneapolis, 55418
Grades: Pre-K-5
Principal: Rochelle McGinness
Enrollment:
Hours: 9:10 a.m. - 3:40 p.m.
Phone: 612.668.1600
Fax: 612.668.1610
Email: Rochelle.Mcginness@mpls.k12.mn.us
Website: waitepark.mpls.k12.mn.us

WE OFFER: High Five (a.m. and p.m.) • Vocal Music  • Band  • Visual Arts • Physical Education • Media and Technology Science • English Learner Program • Talent Development and Gifted Education Services • Special Education

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Academic success is built on a foundation of strong reading, comprehension and writing skills; staff is dedicated to promoting high achievement for all students in all subjects by emphasizing various aspects of the literary arts
  • Two computer labs
  • Use of latest technology including Promethean Boards, document cameras and data projectors
  • Computers, ChromeBooks, and/or iPads in every classroom
  • Grade-level special events: Parent Day, vocal program, Band performances, Track and Field Day
  • Family events
  • Excellent parent involvement supported by: Parent Teacher Association (PTA), Site Leadership Council and bilingual staff members
  • Computer-assisted programs including ST (Spatial Temporal) Math,  Raz-Kids and ALEKS
  • Before- and after-school child care through Rec Plus
  • Experienced, nurturing staff

EXTENDED-DAY ACTIVITIES: Area Learning Center (ALC) academic support in reading, math, and science; Community Education recreational activities

PATHWAY: Northeast Middle School

What we look like:
Student Race School District
Native American 3 % 4 %
African American 23 % 36 %
Asian American 2 % 6 %
Hispanic American 15 % 20 %
White American 57 % 34 %

Students School District
Receive ELL Services 12 % 24 %
Qualify for free or reduced lunch 55 % 63 %
Receive Special Education Services 10 % 14 %
1800 - 34th Ave. NE.
Minneapolis, 55418

English Language Learner Programs

  • English as a Second Language
  • Spanish
  • Somali

Academic Opportunities

  • RazKids
  • ST Math
  • Arts
  • English Language Learner Program
  • Gifted and Talented Program
  • Media & Technology Education
  • Physical Education
  • Service Learning
  • Visual Arts

After-school Activities

  • Chess Club
  • Community Education Classes
  • Drama
  • BEST Cars
  • Technology
  • Reading Enrichment
  • Math Enrichment
  • Girl Scouts & Boy Scouts
  • Sports
  • GEMS/GISE
  • MN Karate & Fitness

Extra-curricular Activities

  • Student Council
  • Theatre/Performing Arts

Pre-Kindergarten Programs

  • High Five

Kindergarten Options

  • All Day Kindergarten

Family and Student Support

  • Family Involvement Liaison
  • Home Visits
  • Individual Learning Plans
  • Family Fun/Learning Nights
  • Parent Involvement Leadership
  • Site Council
  • Student Leadership
  • Tutoring

School Information

  • Computer Labs
  • iPad and Chromebook carts
  • Renovated Playground
  • Promethean Boards in Every Classroom

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