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Lake Harriet Lower Elementary School

Address: 4030 Chowen Ave. S.

Grades: K-2

Principal: Angie Ness

Hours: 9:15 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Phone: 612-668-3210

Fax: 612-668-3220



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Lake Harriet Lower
Lake Harriet Lower and Upper Community Schools guide and empower students to love learning.
Serving grades K-2, Lake Harriet Lower Community is located in the heart of the Fulton and Linden Hills neighborhoods of Southwest Minneapolis. Lake Harriet Lower offers an intimate setting ideally suited for young learners in kindergarten through grade 2, with its grades 3-5 counterpart, Lake Harriet Upper Community, less than two miles away. The school’s strong academic program, coupled with fun and engaging extracurricular activities, make Lake Harriet Lower an ideal neighborhood school. 
Staff include each child’s unique learning style and identity through AmazeWorks curriculum and differentiated teaching methods. All students--regardless of their background, zip code, and personal needs-- will receive an anti-racist, holistic education that builds essential knowledge to prepare students for future success. 
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.

  • New Outdoor Learning Space. Natural play area and learning experiences.
  • After-school activities including GEMS/GISE, Spanish, PE Adventures, and other many other opportunities for after school activities from Minneapolis Community Education programs 
  • Nonprofit partnership with OneLove Yoga offered to all students
  • Minneapolis Kids school-age care and Mpls Juniors 4 Year Old Preschool
  • Visual Arts, Music, Phy Ed classes and Media programs 
  • Advanced Learning Instruction 
  • Strong family and community engagement 
  • Special Education services with highly specialized developmental/cognitive programming 


SPLIT-CAMPUS PATHWAY: Lake Harriet Upper 3-5
ATTENDANCE AREA MIDDLE SCHOOL: Anthony Community Middle School
Attendance Area High School: Southwest High School
E1 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: Lake Harriet Lower Elementary School

Student Race School District
Native American 1% 5%
African American 5% 35%
Asian American 6% 5%
Hispanic American 1% 14%
White American 87% 41%
Students School District
Receive ELL Services 1% 17%
Qualify for free or reduced lunch 4% 48%
Receive Special Education Services 4% 15%
Pathway Schools

Anthony Middle School

5757 Irving Ave. S.
Grades: 6-8
Students: 6-8

Southwest High School

3414 West 47th Street
Grades: 9-12
Students: 9-12
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1250 W. Broadway Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55411

Ph: 612.668.1840
Fax: 612.668.1841

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