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Waite Park Elementary School

Address: 1800 - 34th Ave. NE.

Grades: Pre-K-5

Principal: Rochelle McGinness

Hours: 9:10 a.m. - 3:40 p.m.

Phone: 612-668-1600

Fax: 612-668-1610



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Waite Park Community School encourages students to reach ambitious goals
Located in the far northeast neighborhood of Minneapolis with the same name, Waite Park Community School shares picturesque grounds with Minneapolis Parks and Recreation and reflects the ethnically and culturally diverse neighborhood community. Waite Park Community School helps students achieve excellence through challenging classes in math, language arts, science, and technology. Waite Park’s dedicated and passionate staff provide a caring and encouraging learning environment with social-emotional learning tied in at each grade level. Students actively engage in setting goals for themselves in learning and modeling positive, responsible behavior—and all students are encouraged to read for pleasure.
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 and Kindergarten
  • Advanced instruction, including Telescoped Math 
  • Specialist classes: Music, Physical Education, and Art
  • Fifth grade Band
  • Pedal Power (grades 4-5) 
  • Special Education services 
  • English Language programming
  • Onsite mental health services 
  • After-school activities 
  • Focus on inclusion
  • School pollinator garden and vegetable garden
  • Student leadership opportunities 
  • Strong family and community engagement 
  • Rec Plus before and after school care
ATTENDANCE AREA MIDDLE SCHOOL: Northeast Community 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: Waite Park Elementary School

Student Race School District
Native American 3% 5%
African American 14% 35%
Asian American 6% 5%
Hispanic American 6% 14%
White American 70% 41%
Students School District
Receive ELL Services 7% 17%
Qualify for free or reduced lunch 25% 48%
Receive Special Education Services 10% 15%
Pathway Schools

Northeast Middle School

2955 Hayes St. NE.
Grades: 6-8
Students: 6-8

Edison High School

700 22nd Avenue NE
Grades: 9-12
Students: 9-12
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1250 W. Broadway Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55411

Ph: 612.668.1840
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