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Olson Middle School

Address: 1607 - 51st Ave. N.

Grades: 6-8

Principal: William Campbell

Hours: 8:40 a.m. - 3:10 p.m.

Phone: 612-668-1640

Fax: 612-668-1650



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Olson Community School ensures students discover and maximize their brilliance

The road to college success starts at Olson Community, located in North Minneapolis’ Shingle Creek neighborhood. At Olson, students join a learning environment designed to instill them with intellectual, social and personal habits necessary for success in high school and college. Beginning in Fall 2021, Olson offers middle school Hmong Dual language programming.  Olson, an International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme, connects middle school students with their brilliance, helping them understand themselves as contributors to a thriving community. With an emphasis on student voice and choice, an Olson education encourages students to explore where they are from, who they are now, and who they are becoming.

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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.



  • IB Middle Years Programme
  • Grade-level support teams 
  • Lego League Robotics
  • Special Education services with highly specialized autism and learning disabilities programming
  • Advanced instruction, including Telescoped Math
  • EL programming
  • Middle school Hmong Dual Language programming
  • Partnerships with Beacons, Project Success, Illusion Theater, and Jay and Rose Phillips Foundation to support My Story/My Brilliance student-centered learning project
  • Athletic and after-school activities
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: Olson Middle School

Student Race School District
Native American 4% 5%
African American 65% 35%
Asian American 12% 5%
Hispanic American 8% 14%
White American 12% 41%
Students School District
Receive ELL Services 11% 17%
Qualify for free or reduced lunch 70% 48%
Receive Special Education Services 23% 15%
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Grades: 9-12
Students: 9-12
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English : 612.668.1840
Español: 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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