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Howe Elementary School

Address: 3733 - 43rd Ave. S.

Grades: 3-5

Principal: Mercedes Walker, Principal

Hours: 9:20 a.m. - 4p.m.

Phone: 612-668-4640

Fax: 612-668-4650



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Hiawatha and Howe Elementary Schools partner with families and caregivers to support the whole child by cultivating social emotional well-being and fostering a dynamic academic learning environment.
Located in its namesake neighborhood in Southeast Minneapolis, Howe Elementary  School serves grades 3-5 and is within walking distance of Minnehaha Falls, and four blocks from its K-2 feeder school, Hiawatha Community School. Howe and Hiawatha maximize individual and collective student potential through differentiated instruction, critical thinking, high expectations, and strategic use of technology within a nurturing and diverse community of learners. Strong partnerships and investments by the community, caregivers and school staff ensure a quality education for all 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
  • Focus on social and emotional learning (SEL)
  • Strong family support
  • Special Education services with highly specialized developmental/cognitive programming
  • EL programming
  • Advanced instruction, including Telescoped Math
  • Band (grades 4-5)
  • Vocal and instrumental learning

ATTENDANCE AREA MIDDLE SCHOOL: Sanford Community Middle School


G1 Walk Zone

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: Howe Elementary School

Student Race School District
Native American 6% 5%
African American 20% 35%
Asian American 4% 5%
Hispanic American 5% 14%
White American 65% 41%
Students School District
Receive ELL Services 8% 17%
Qualify for free or reduced lunch 29% 48%
Receive Special Education Services 12% 15%
Pathway Schools

Sanford Middle School

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

Roosevelt High School

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