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Bancroft Elementary School

Address: 3829 13th Ave S.

Grades: Pre-K-5

Principal: Diego De Paz

Hours: 9:10 a.m. - 3:40 p.m.

Phone: 612.668.3550

Fax: 612.668.3560



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Bancroft Community School offers high-quality community school experience
Located in South Minneapolis’s Bancroft neighborhood, Bancroft Elementary is a unique community school that continues to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP). Students who attend Bancroft Community will help shape the way the school reflects and exemplifies the culture and fabric of its community.  
Bancroft provides all students with an excellent academic foundation as creative and critical thinkers who are empowered to act responsibly with respect for self, community and the world. Families can continue to expect an environment where the community of learners values working together, culture, equity and social interaction. Teaching and learning at Bancroft is designed to encourage students to be active learners, well-rounded individuals and engaged citizens.  Students experience learning through inquiry based, hands-on activities.  Learning meets students at their level and challenges them to grow through confidently taking risks, learning through mistakes, and developing a growth mindset.
Community school description
Community Schools

Community schools reflect the rich histories of our city’s unique neighborhoods and celebrate our students' diverse cultural backgrounds. Community schools provide high-quality academic programs with smooth academic pathways from elementary to through high school that build students’ skills and fuel their interests each step of the way.

  • Full-day pre-K 
  • IB-PYP programme 
  • Spanish bilingual staff 
  • Integrated EL programming 
  • Advanced instruction, including Telescoped Math 
  • Special Education services with highly specialized autism programming
  • Community Education- After-school activities 
  • Minneapolis Kids school-age care before and after school
ATTENDANCE AREA MIDDLE SCHOOL: Andersen Community Middle School
Student Race School District
Native American 7% 5%
African American 24% 35%
Asian American 4% 5%
Hispanic American 21% 14%
White American 44% 41%
Students School District
Receive ELL Services 23% 17%
Qualify for free or reduced lunch 49% 48%
Receive Special Education Services 15% 15%
Pathway Schools

Andersen United Middle School

1098 Andersen Lane
Grades: 6-8
Students: 6-8

Community: 23, 18, 3, 17
Citywide: False
Magnet: False
Magnet List:


South High School

3131 19th Avenue South
Grades: 9-12
Students: 9-12

Community: 23, 18, 3, 17
Citywide: False
Magnet: False
Magnet List:

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English : 612.668.1840
Español: 612.668.3700
Soomaali: 612.668.3700
Hmoob: 612.668.1840

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

1250 W. Broadway Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55411

Ph: 612.668.1840
Fax: 612.668.1841

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