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Lake Harriet Upper Elementary School

Address: 4912 Vincent Ave. S.

Grades: 3-5

Principal: Walter Schleisman

Hours: 9:20 a.m. - 3:50 p.m.

Phone: 612-668-3310

Fax: 612-668-3320



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Lake Harriet Upper and Lower Elementary Schools guide and empower students to love learning 
Serving grades 3-5, Lake Harriet Upper Elementary is located in the heart of the Fulton neighborhood of Southwest Minneapolis. Lake Harriet Upper is committed to supporting the learning needs of all students in an inclusive environment, with its grades K-2 counterpart, Lake Harriet Lower Elementary, less than two miles away. Everyone at Lake Harriet Upper Campus encourages academic rigor and fosters growth in the arts, physical health, social skills development and social responsibility.  Staff strive to respect each child’s unique learning style using differentiated teaching methods and to challenge students to reach their greatest potential in a rapidly changing world.  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.
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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.



  • MicroSociety program to engage students
  • After-school activities including GEMS/GISE 
  • Minneapolis Kids school-age care (housed at lower campus)
  • Physical Education, Visual Arts and Music classes 
  • Advanced learner instruction
  • Telescoped Math pathway in grades 4 & 5
  • Strong family and community engagement 
  • Special Education services with highly specialized developmental/cognitive programming 
SPLIT-CAMPUS PATHWAY: Lake Harriet Lower K-2
ATTENDANCE AREA MIDDLE SCHOOL: Anthony Community Middle 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 Upper Elementary School

Student Race School District
Native American 1% 5%
African American 4% 35%
Asian American 6% 5%
Hispanic American 2% 14%
White American 88% 41%
Students School District
Receive ELL Services 1% 17%
Qualify for free or reduced lunch 4% 48%
Receive Special Education Services 10% 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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English : 612.668.1840
Español: 612.668.3700
Soomaali: 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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