Minneapolis – District 1

General Information

School District Name:  1 – Minneapolis

School Website:  http://www.mpls.k12.mn.us

School Contact:  Lynn Brun

Phone Number:  612-668-0237

Email Address:

Welcome to MPS!

Our mission is to ensure that all students learn. We support their growth into knowledgeable, skilled and confident citizens capable of succeeding in their work, personal and family lives into the 21st century.

We know that our community expects great things and so does the Minneapolis Public Schools. Our goal is to keep our community informed about various school matters, aware of news and happenings, and engaged in various events district-wide. We are determined to get these messages across through various communications channels, including the use of our very-own radio station KBEM 88.5 FM, as well as our TV station, Cable Channel 15.

In Minneapolis we believe that education is everyone’s job. Students must come to school ready to learn and demonstrate respectful and safe behavior and participate in class on a regular basis. Parents, teachers and community members must promote and model respectful and safe behavior and communicate the value of education to students.

Superintendent & Director Information

Superintendent of School:  Michael Goar, 612-668-0200

Athletic Director:  Trent Tucker, 612-668-0603

Director of Special Education:  Rochelle Cox, 612-668-5438

Director of Communications:

Director of Student Services:

Director of Technology:  Fadi Fadhil, 612-668-0261

Chief Academic Officer for Elementary and Secondary:

– Susanne Griffin, 612-668-5300

Director of Secondary Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment:

Other Directors:

Facilities Information

Elementary Schools # of Buildings:  33

Elementary Schools # of Students:  16,850

Middle Schools # of Buildings:  7

Middle Schools # of Students:  7,575

High Schools # of Buildings:  8

High Schools # of Students:  10,900

Open Enrollment?  Yes

Student/Staff Ratio

Elementary Schools:  22:1

Middle Schools:  28:1

High Schools:  30:1

Expenditures Per Pupil

Elementary Schools:

Middle Schools:

High Schools:


Buses Available:  Yes


Hot Lunch:  Yes

Breakfast:  Yes

Grading Policies

Elementary Schools:  Other Grading

Middle Schools:  Letter Grading

High Schools:  Letter Grading

Percentage of Schools Accredited

Elementary Schools:  100

Middle Schools:  100

High Schools:  100

Percentage Staff Degrees

Bachelors:  37

Masters:  59

PhD’s:  2

Certified Staff

Elementary Art:  Yes

Elementary Phys. Ed.:  Yes

Elementary Music:  Yes

Elementary Media:  Yes

Number of Non-Athletic Extracurricular Activities:  50

Classes Offered

Middle Schools
Adv. Computers
High School
American Sign Language
Adv. Computers
AP Classes
Ratio of Students to Computers

Ratio of Students to Computers

Elementary Schools:  5:1

Middle Schools:  5:1

High Schools:  5:1

Learning Alternatives: n/a

Percentage of Seniors Who Attended

Community College (2 year):  20

Vocational or Technical (2 year):

College or University (4 year):  61

ACT Statistics

Average ACT Score:  20.4

Percentage of Students Taking ACT:  95%

SAT Statistics

Average Math Score:

Average Verbal Score:

Percentage of Students Taking SAT:

National Merit Scholars

National Merit Scholars:

Commended:  25

Finalist:  16


Programs for Gifted & Talented:  Yes, varies by school

Special Education Programs:  Yes

Other Special Programs Worth Mentioning:


Baseball:  Boys

Basketball:  Boys/Girls

CC Running:  Boys/Girls

CC Skiing:  Boys/Girls

Competition Cheer:  N/A

Dance Team:  Girls

Downhill Skiing:  N/A

Football:  Boys

Golf:  Boys/Girls

Gymnastics:  Girls

Ice Hockey:  Boys/Girls

Lacrosse:  N/a

Soccer:  Boys/Girls

Softball:  Girls

Swimming:  Boys/Girls

Tennis:  Boys/Girls

Track & Field:  Boys/Girls

Volleyball:  Girls

Wrestling:  Boys

Other:  Badminton:  Girls

Adapted Athletics Offered:  Yes

Intramural Programs Offered: