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Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS)
MPS believes that students learn from the start of their day to the end. This includes growth through the day. We teach more than 35,000 in our district. Turning everyday achievement into student achievement. Additionally, MPS embraces diversity in our students. This is proven with our staff and the programs we offer. It is our belief that this speeds up the learning process. We serve students and their families. The largest city in Minnesota.We offer students and families a wide range of tools to make their education successful.
MPS is an urban school district located in Minnesota’s largest city. There are schools near every neighborhood. If not, in every neighborhood. We embrace diversity in our students. As well as in our staff and programs. Most important, constantly working hard to encourage learning. This is true about everything we do. From early childhood education. Also, to give early college credits. This is done to encourage career preparation. MPS ensures a safe and welcoming environment. Which learners can grow to become confident global citizens.
To prepare every child for college. As a result, their career.
Minneapolis Public Schools Promise
MPS promises to inspire through education. To do so in a safe and welcoming environment. And to do so for all diverse learners to acquire the tools and skills necessary to confidently enter the global community.
We ensure that all students learn. Supporting their growth into knowledge and skills. Ensuring confidence and capability in succeeding in their work. This includes personal and family. As well as in the Minneapolis community.
We work hard to make every school a great school. That means every classroom has an effective teacher, every school has a strong principal and every staff member shares the same high expectations for all students. The heart of our work is to ensure that all students have the opportunity to reach their greatest potential.
Call or visit Student Placement Services or the New Families Center if you need additional assistance. Our school staff members are happy to meet with families and schedule tours at our schools. School tours serve as a great opportunity to find the school that best fits your child’s needs.
We share in your enthusiasm for your child’s education and we are eager to help you find the right school for your child. Thank you for considering the Minneapolis Public Schools.
Academic Plan: The Academic Plan takes into consideration of Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) definition of a Well Rounded Education, World’s Best Workforce, MPS 4 Priorities (MTSS, Balanced Literacy, Social Emotional Learning and Equity) and Board of Education values in the Comprehensive District Design
The Academic Plan is focused on supporting current work but also critically evaluating how we move forward to improve students’ academic success in Minneapolis Public Schools. The Academic Plan should be seen through lens of equity, meaning, focus includes asking critical questions about access and opportunity to academic success through lens of underrepresented populations.
Boundary study: The boundary study looked at how MPS could redraw attendance boundaries to meet two goals set by the Board of Education. First, prioritizing community schools for students and families that are cornerstones of their neighborhood. Second, increasing integration by both race and income, which has been shown to improve academic outcomes. This is not a model or plan for how the district will move forward, but rather an examination of how those two goals could be achieved and what the district would begin to look like in that scenario. As part of the study, MPS also looked at how transportation costs could be reduced.
Student Placement study/EDIA: For many years, people have anecdotally understood MPS’s placement process to be difficult for families to navigate and understand. The Student placement study, also known as an Equity and Diversity Impact Assessment, looked at whether there was factual and systemic basis to that idea and how the district’s policies perpetuate problems. With significant community input and review, the study identified several root causes of the problems and outlined potential solutions.