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Ella Baker Global Studies and Humanities School

Address: 1200 W. 26th St.

Grades: Pre-K-8

Principal: Holly Kleppe

Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Phone: 612-668-2720

Fax: 612-668-2730



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Ella Baker (formerly Jefferson)
Ella Baker Global Studies and Humanities Magnet encourages collaboration, leadership, and critical thinking through a global lens
In the heart of Uptown Minneapolis, surrounded by rich cultural opportunities, Ella Baker Global Studies and Humanities Magnet School welcomes students from around the city. Ella Baker is guided by the core principles of positive identity development, culturally responsive curriculum and instruction, community service opportunities, and global competency. Students will be challenged to explore and examine the past, present and future through a critical and global lens. The school’s academic and social emotional learning approach will lead students through a broader understanding of self, their community and the world. The global studies and humanities magnet school model promotes service learning, intergenerational collaboration and student-led inquiry and discovery.


Magnet school description
Magnet Schools

Citywide magnet schools welcome students from all neighborhoods across Minneapolis. Magnet schools provide innovative programs focused on specific themes such as the Arts, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics), Dual Language, Montessori, and Global Studies and Humanities.

  • A global studies and humanities focus integrated throughout content areas
  • Band, choir, and arts opportunities
  • Service learning and experiential trips, such as a 7th grade trip to Washington DC and 8th grade trip to Atlanta/Alabama
  • Diverse student body
  • Explicit social and emotional learning with an anti-bias, equity lens
  • Full-day pre-K
  • Special Education Citywide DCD (Developmental Cognitive Disabilities) programming
  • EL programming
  • After-school activities
  • Community Education


PATHWAY: Community High School based on home address


Minnesota Report Card Data

The Minnesota Report Card is a tool to help inform families and communities about their schools so they can make important decisions and meaningfully engage with schools and educators. However, Minnesota Report Card data only provides a partial snapshot of what the experience may be like at any given school. MPS recommends connecting directly with school leaders and communities through school tours, open houses and other events to gain a fuller understanding of how our schools support students and families.

Minnesota Report Card: Ella Baker Global Studies and Humanities School

Student Race School District
Native American 4% 5%
African American 46% 35%
Asian American 3% 5%
Hispanic American 37% 14%
White American 10% 41%
Students School District
Receive ELL Services 43% 17%
Qualify for free or reduced lunch 81% 48%
Receive Special Education Services 14% 15%
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EspaƱol: 612.668.3700
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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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1250 W. Broadway Ave
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