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Dowling Elementary School

Dowling Elementary School

Address: 3900 W. River Parkway

Grades: K-5

Principal: Kari Page

Hours: 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Phone: 612.668.4410

Fax: 612.668.4420



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Dowling Community School offers a high-quality community school experience

A Department of Natural Resources School Forest site, Dowling Community is located in South Minneapolis’s Longfellow neighborhood on 20+ acres of land along the Mississippi River. In Fall 2021, Dowling becomes a community school serving nearby students and families. Those who attend Dowling will help shape the way the school reflects and exemplifies the culture and fabric of its community. Families can expect an empowering, welcoming environment for all. Dowling celebrates diversity and values it as essential in preparing all students for lives of social responsibility, active citizenship, environmental stewardship and academic achievement. 

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.



  • Advanced learner support
  • Outdoor learning opportunities
  • Advanced instruction, including Telescoped Math
  • Swimming
  • Service learning
  • EL programming
  • Special Education services with highly specialized developmental/cognitive programming
  • After-school activities 
  • Minneapolis Kids school-age care 


ATTENDANCE AREA MIDDLE SCHOOL: Andersen Community Middle School
Student Race School District
Native American 6% 5%
African American 29% 35%
Asian American 6% 5%
Hispanic American 5% 14%
White American 55% 41%
Students School District
Receive ELL Services 13% 17%
Qualify for free or reduced lunch 35% 48%
Receive Special Education Services 14% 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.

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1250 W. Broadway Ave., 55411
Ph: 612.668.1840
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