Office of New Schools
The office of New Schools is committed to deep, collaborative relationships with our community partners to maximize results.
This web space is designed to support applicants for new schools, inform community members of our work, increase collaboration between school leaders across Minneapolis, and facilitate a dialogue on how best to close the achievement gap.
2013-14 and 2014-15 calendars
The Minneapolis Board of Education approved the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 calendars during a board meeting Tuesday, February 12. Dr. Bernadeia Johnson, superintendent of schools, called the revised calendars the strongest options for approval and said the calendars addressed many of the concerns community members, parents and staff members voiced regarding time in school.
Sale of Northrop to Hiawatha Leadership Academy
At the February 26 Board of Education meeting, Dr. Bernadeia Johnson submitted a recommendation for the sale of the closed Northrop School building, located at 1611 E. 46th St., to Hiawatha Leadership Academy.
Minneapolis Public Schools on May 14 issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) for banking services related to the school district’s payroll account and purchase card (p-card) administration. The selected institution may or may not be required to address both aspects of the RFP; two different institutions could be selected to manage the two different aspects.
In summer 2012, Minneapolis Public Schools consolidated central administration staff to the John B. Davis Education and Service Center, located at 1250 W. Broadway Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55411. The Davis Center serves over 1,000 students, staff, families and community members each day.
As the MPS planning team explores ideas to address changing enrollment, your input as a parent, community member, staff member and/or Minneapolis resident is key to the success of this planning. The planning team is convening meetings through June. In addition, the planning team has posted surveys about for each focus area that was addressed at the community meetings in order to solicit additional ideas from the community. This page was last updated in Fall 2011 and is intended to be viewed for historical reference only.
Minneapolis Public Schools promises an inspirational education experience in a safe, welcoming environment for all diverse learners to acquire the tools and skills necessary to confidently engage in the global community.
Reports and Data
View information on enrollment, demographics, where students live, graduation rates, and more.
At Minneapolis Public Schools, we are committed to building a system of sustainable financial management that includes a budget process that is disciplined, predictable and transparent. We will report regularly to the public and we will listen to our families, staff and community.
Student Go-To Pass Program
Minneapolis Public Schools is pleased to announce that it is expanding its Metro Transit Go-To Card Program in fall 2013 to include eligible high school students at Southwest and South. We are excited about this opportunity and continuing its success.
West Metro Education Program
The Minneapolis Board of Education at its meeting on January 24 voted to give notice to West Metro Education Program (WMEP) that it intends to discontinue the partnership, effective for the 2013-14 school year. I want to emphasize that no final decision about the status of the WMEP partnership has been made. The one-and-a-half year notice will give adequate time for an evaluation of the WMEP partnership.