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Lucy Craft Laney Elementary School

Address: 3333 Penn Ave. N.

Grades: Pre-K-5

Principal: Lisa Pawelak

Hours: 8:05 a.m. - 2:35 p.m.

Phone: 612-668-2200

Fax: 612-668-2210



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Lucy Craft Laney Community School understands that relationships are the foundation for student success.  
Lucy Craft Laney Community School in North Minneapolis holds itself and its students to the highest standards. Lucy Laney establishes a collaborative learning environment through family and community partnerships while building respect and trust through a focus on culturally relevant teaching. With unwavering compassion, hope and love, staff at Lucy Laney believe in children's limitless potential and lifelong successes. The school enjoys deep connections and relationships with its neighborhood and community, with many partners helping teach life lessons.
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.

  • Full-day pre-K
  • Co-teaching model
  • Inclusion model for Special Education
  • EL programming
  • After-school activities including YMCA Beacons
  • Mentoring program
  • Community partnerships
  • Monthly family events
ATTENDANCE AREA MIDDLE SCHOOL: Olson Community Middle School
A3 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: Lucy Craft Laney Elementary School

Student Race School District
Native American 3% 5%
African American 83% 35%
Asian American 3% 5%
Hispanic American 4% 14%
White American 7% 41%
Students School District
Receive ELL Services 6% 17%
Qualify for free or reduced lunch 85% 48%
Receive Special Education Services 13% 15%
Pathway Schools

Olson Middle School

1607 - 51st Ave. N.
Grades: 6-8
Students: 6-8

Henry High School

4320 Newton Ave North
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
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