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Las Estrellas Dual Language Elementary School

Address: 1201 University Ave. NE.

Grades: Pre-K-5

Principal: Yajaira Guzman Carrero

Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 2:10 p.m.

Phone: 612-668-1130

Fax: 612-668-1140



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Las Estrellas Dual Language School leading the way for an equitable future
Las Estrellas Dual Language School, in the heart of the Minneapolis Arts District, welcomes students from throughout the city. Las Estrellas Dual Language School believes in uplifting, validating, and affirming the identities, culture, and experiences of students in a bilingual instructional setting. Our program aims to foster and cultivate bilingualism and biliteracy in a diverse school community. We are committed to amplifying our students' voices and cultural backgrounds.
Our 90-10 program starts with a strong foundation in Spanish for the early ages and progressively incorporates more English instruction until students reach a 50-50 bilingual learning environment by 5th grade. 

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 Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE)
  • Full-day and Half Day Pre-Kindergarten, High Five
  • High-quality bilingual instruction from ECSE to 5th grade
  • A linguistically and ethnically diverse teaching community
  • A comprehensive curriculum with a holistic approach to learning where students' voices are valued and enhanced.
  • Advanced instruction, including Telescoped Math
  • Specialist classes: Language, Music, and Culture; Physical Education, Band, and Arts.
  • Dedicated staff to the physical and social-emotional well-being of our students
  • Cultural experience opportunities
  • After-school enrichment opportunities
  • EL programming 
  • Racial AffinityGroups for students K-5th grade


MAGNET PATHWAY: Andersen Dual Language Middle School
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: Las Estrellas Dual Language Elementary School

Student Race School District
Native American 1% 5%
African American 13% 35%
Asian American 1% 5%
Hispanic American 65% 14%
White American 19% 41%
Students School District
Receive ELL Services 52% 17%
Qualify for free or reduced lunch 51% 48%
Receive Special Education Services 9% 15%
Pathway Schools

Andersen Spanish Dual Language Middle School

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

Roosevelt Spanish Dual Language

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