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Windom Spanish Dual Immersion

5821 Wentworth Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55419

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Grades: Pre-K-5
Principal: Lucilla Yira
Enrollment: 454
Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Phone: 612.668.3370
Fax: 612.668.3380
Email: lucilla.yira@mpls.k12.mn.us
Website: windom.mpls.k12.mn.us/

MAGNET FOCUS: Windom Spanish Dual Immersion offers an enriched educational experience in which students achieve academically while attaining proficiency in Spanish and English. We advance curriculum through content, culture, music and art to prepare students for a multilingual, multicultural and global society. Every two years, fourth- and fifth-grade students travel to San Juan, Puerto Rico, where they are able to fully realize the gift of being bilingual and biliterate!

WE OFFER: Spanish and English Dual Immersion • Band • School Uniforms • Windom Enrichment Resource Center • Travel to a Spanish-Speaking Country for Fourth- and Fifth-Graders (fee-based, with fundraising support)


  • Responsive Classroom instruction, a social and academic curriculum that includes morning meetings, rules and logical consequences, guided discovery, academic choice, classroom organization and family communication strategies
  • Band one day a week
  • Community center with gymnasium; media/technology center with networked iMac computer lab; internet access in every classroom; and science lab
  • Self-paced computerized reading and math programs offer immediate results and regular monitoring of academic goals, with entire classroom capability in English and/or Spanish
  • Strong parent involvement in production of annual events such as the Noche de Gala, Carnival, A Taste Of Windom and Cultural Night
  • Art Adventures (Minneapolis Institute of Arts); artist-in-residence programs
  • “Love Makes A Family” anti-bias book curriculum
  • Tutorial services in reading and math
  • School uniforms
  • Windom Enrichment Resource Center (WERC) hostse sports, dance, cooking, mosaic, Girl Scouts, theater, art/painting, robotics, one-on-one tutoring and seminars for parents

EXTENDED-DAY ACTIVITIES: Minneapolis Kids bilingual child care; student council; homework help; Girls in Engineering, Math and Science (GEMS); Guys in Science and Engineering (GISE); tutoring services in reading and math; EiE (Engineering is Elementary); other cultural enrichments; WERC provides adult and student courses for all Windom community members

PATHWAY: Anwatin Middle

What we look like
Student Race School District
Native American 1% 4%
African American 8% 35%
Asian American 1% 6%
Hispanic American 57% 20%
White American 33% 34%

Students School District
Receive ELL Services 38% 26%
Qualify for free or reduced lunch 54% 65%
Receive Special Education Services 8% 14%

For more information, see the School Progress Report
School Summary
All Minneapolis Public Schools (K-8)
  • Elementary Schools (K-5)
Magnet Schools
  • Language Immersion
English Language Learner Programs
  • Spanish
  • Spanish Dual Language
Academic Opportunities
  • Accelerated Math
  • Arts
  • English Language Learner Program
  • Gifted and Talented Program
  • History Day
  • Interdisciplinary Curriculum
  • Language Immersion
  • Media Arts
  • Physical Education
  • World Languages
After-school Activities
  • Art Club
  • CO2 Car Building
  • Cooking
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Lego League Robotics
  • Reading Classes
  • Spanish Homework Help
  • Sports
  • Tutoring
  • Web Page Design
Before and After School Care
  • Minneapolis Kids
Extra-curricular Activities
  • Girls in Engineering Math and Science (GEMS)
  • Student Council
  • Theatre/Performing Arts
  • Robotics
World Languages
  • Spanish
Pre-Kindergarten Programs
  • High Five
Kindergarten Options
  • All Day Kindergarten
  • Guaranteed All Day Kindergarten
Family and Student Support
  • Family Involvement Program
  • Family Resource Center
  • Individual Learning Plans
  • Parent Involvement Leadership
  • Peer Mediation
  • Site Council
  • Student Leadership
  • Tutoring
School Information
  • Computer Lab(s)
  • Internet Connection in Every Classroom
  • Responsive Classroom
  • Science Lab
  • School Uniforms Required
  • Promethean Boards in Every Classroom
  • Audio Enhancement System