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Green Central Dual Language Elementary School

Address: 3416 - 4th Ave. S.

Grades: Pre-K-5

Principal: Matthew Arnold

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

Phone: 612.668.3730

Fax: 612.668.3740



Get to know us
Green Central Spanish Dual Language Magnet leads in language learning
Located in the heart of the Central neighborhood of South Minneapolis, Green Central Spanish Dual Language Magnet welcomes students from throughout the city. Students at Green Central will experience a collaborative learning environment that integrates English and Spanish language into all subjects. Beginning in pre-K and kindergarten, students receive 90% of their instruction in Spanish and 10% of their instruction in English. Instruction in English gradually increases with the English/Spanish ratio culminating at 50/50 in grade 5.
All students learn to read, write and speak in both languages.  Students are encouraged to continue in the Spanish Dual Language pathway at Andersen United Community School. As a Full-Service Community School, Green Central offers health support, out-of-school activities, and engagement opportunities for students and families—including the Southside Family Clinic, which provides medical services to families.

Spanish Dual Language Program Entrance Criteria: Breakdown by Home Language and Grade Level

Students Entering Grades...

Home Language Spanish Students

Home Language other than Spanish Students (Home language of English, Somali, Hmong,  etc.)

Do we need to contact the school for an entrance assessment? 

PK, Kinder, 1st grade (up until quarter 2 of grade 1)

No previous English exposure required

No previous Spanish exposure required 

No - no entrance assessment required

After quarter 2 of grade 1 and grades 2-5

Spanish oral proficiency required.

Previous Spanish literacy and language development learning through participation in a Dual Language, Bilingual or Immersion school setting required. 


*After the required entrance assessment is given, schools will let families know if students can participate in the program. Families may be referred to student placement for a school that is a better fit for their students if they do not meet the criteria.


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.

  • Full-day pre-K 90/10 Spanish and English 
  • Full Service Community School
  • Dual Language Spanish program with Spanish-speaking teachers and staff
  • Advanced instruction, including Telescoped Math
  • EL programming 
  • Special Education services
  • Partnerships with local community organizations, colleges, and universities 
  • ECFE site 
  • After-school activities and Community Ed. classes 
  • Band for 5th grade students
  • We offer two classes of Physical Education, Art, MLC (Music, Language and Culture), and Music
MAGNET PATHWAY: Andersen Dual Language Middle School


Student Race School District
Native American 1% 5%
African American 2% 35%
Asian American 1% 5%
Hispanic American 69% 14%
White American 26% 41%
Students School District
Receive ELL Services 55% 17%
Qualify for free or reduced lunch 51% 48%
Receive Special Education Services 11% 15%
Pathway Schools

Andersen Spanish Dual Language Middle School

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

Citywide: True
Magnet: True
Magnet List: 11, 10, 21, 25, 24, 15, 13, 19, 14, 22, 20, 9, 23, 18, 3, 17, 2, 1, 8, 16, 27, 4, 28, 5, 29, 12, 26


Roosevelt Spanish Dual Language

4029 28th Ave. S.
Grades: 9-12
Students: 9-12

Citywide: True
Magnet: True
Magnet List: 11, 10, 21, 25, 24, 15, 13, 19, 14, 22, 20, 9, 23, 18, 3, 17, 2, 1, 8, 16, 27, 4, 28, 5, 29, 12, 26

Need Help?

English : 612.668.1840
EspaƱol: 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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