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Lake Nokomis Community - Wenonah Campus

5625 - 23rd Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55417

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Grades: K-2
Principal: Elizabeth Ness
Enrollment: 281
Hours: 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Phone: 612.668.5040
Fax: 612.668.5050
Email: elizabeth.ness@mpls.k12.mn.us
Website: lakenokomis.mpls.k12.mn.us/

WE OFFER: EL Program: Spanish • ASD (Autism) • Minneapolis Kids Child Care • After-School Activities on Tuesdays and Thursdays • Community Education Classes (in conjunction with Keewaydin Campus) on Mondays and Wednesdays • Jr. GEMS (Girls in Engineering Math and Science)/Little GISE (Guys in Science and Engineering) After-School Programs


  • Lake Nokomis - Wenonah Campus (kindergarten through second grade) is paired with the Lake Nokomis - Keewaydin Campus (third through eighth 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
  • Independent reading at student's reading level
  • Citizen of the Month awards ceremony
  • Second Step curriculum to strengthen social/emotional learning and prevent bullying
  • Computer/iPad/media technology
  • Specialists in art, vocal music, media and physical education
  • After-school activities to help busy students and their families
  • Autism program students mainstreamed into regular education classes
  • Organics recycling program in the lunchroom
  • Learning partnerships with Simply Good Eating, 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
  • Latino Leadership Group
  • Latino Family Nights
  • Contributing neighborhood businesses include Fat Lorenzo’s, Caribou Coffee, Hope Lutheran Church, Oxendale's Market, St. Mane Sporting Goods and Crosstown Covenant Church
EXTENDED-DAY ACTIVITIES: Academic after-school activities program and Community Education (in conjunction with Keewaydin Campus), Jr. GEMS, and Little GISE
PATHWAY: Lake Nokomis - Keewaydin Campus (third through eighth grades)
What we look like
Student Race School District
Native American 2% 4%
African American 21% 35%
Asian American 3% 6%
Hispanic American 13% 20%
White American 61% 34%

Students School District
Receive ELL Services 12% 26%
Qualify for free or reduced lunch 48% 65%
Receive Special Education Services 11% 14%

For more information, see the School Progress Report
School Summary
All Minneapolis Public Schools (K-8)
  • K - 8 Schools
English Language Learner Programs
  • Spanish
Academic Opportunities
  • Accelerated Math
  • Accelerated Reading
  • Arts
  • English Language Learner Program
  • Gifted and Talented Program
  • Interdisciplinary Curriculum
  • Media Arts
  • Physical Education
  • Service Learning
  • Visual Arts
After-school Activities
  • CO2 Car Building
  • Community Education Classes
  • Lego League Robotics
  • Media/Technology
  • Rocketry Club
  • Reading Classes
  • Sports
  • Tutoring
Before and After School Care
  • Minneapolis Kids
Extra-curricular Activities
  • Girls in Engineering Math and Science (GEMS)
  • Student Council
  • Robotics
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
  • Tutoring
School Information
  • Computer Lab(s)
  • Internet Connection in Every Classroom
  • Renovated Playground
  • Promethean Boards in Every Classroom
  • Audio Enhancement System