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Hiawatha Elementary School

Hiawatha Elementary School

Address: 4201 - 42nd Ave. S.

Grades: K-2

Principal: Kevin Oldenburg

Hours: 9:35 a.m. - 4:05 p.m.

Phone: 612.668.4610

Fax: 612.668.4620



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Hiawatha and Howe Community Schools continue a tradition of excellence


Located in its namesake neighborhood in Southeast Minneapolis, Hiawatha Community is a kindergarten through second-grade school within walking distance of Minnehaha Falls—and 4 blocks from its third- through fifth-grade counterpart, Howe Community. Hiawatha and Howe maximize individual student potential through strategic use of technology, instruction according to student need, critical thinking, and high expectations within a nurturing and diverse community of learners. Strong partnerships and investments by the community, families and school staff ensure a quality education for all Hiawatha-Howe students.


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.



  • Small school environment
  • Advanced Learner programming at all grade levels
  • Vocal and instrumental music
  • Focus on social and emotional learning (SEL) 
  • Special Education services with highly specialized developmental/cognitive programming
  • EL programming
  • Bilingual Spanish family support
  • After-school activities
  • Minneapolis Kids school-age care

PATHWAY: Howe 3-5 
ATTENDANCE AREA MIDDLE SCHOOL: Sanford Community Middle School


G1 Walk Zone

Student Race School District
Native American 2% 5%
African American 17% 35%
Asian American 4% 5%
Hispanic American 5% 14%
White American 72% 41%
Students School District
Receive ELL Services 6% 17%
Qualify for free or reduced lunch 20% 48%
Receive Special Education Services 9% 15%
Pathway Schools

Sanford Middle School

3524 - 42nd Ave. S.
Grades: 6-8
Students: 6-8

Community: 29, 12, 26
Citywide: False
Magnet: False
Magnet List:


Roosevelt High School

4029 - 28th Avenue South
Grades: 9-12
Students: 9-12

Community: 29, 12, 26
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
Fax: 612.668.1841

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