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Washburn High School

Address: 201 West 49th Street

Grades: 9-12

Principal: Emily Palmer

Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m

Phone: 612.668.3400

Fax: 612.668.3410



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Washburn High School advances achievement and connects communities 

Located near 50th and Nicollet in the Tangletown neighborhood of South Minneapolis, Washburn High School is grounded by its three pillars for a well-rounded education: Academics, Arts, Athletics. As an Authorized International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, Washburn develops students’ knowledge and skills to succeed in a global society. Our Millers pursue academic excellence through a wide range of course offerings that teach critical and creative thinking. Washburn is a diverse school that offers a full array of extracurricular activities, including athletics, arts and student leadership organizations. Strong community is a priority at Washburn. We are a school that welcomes family and student involvement. Please check out our website for more information. Go Millers! 


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.



  • IB Diploma Programme (IBDP)
  • Project Lead the Way (PLTW) engineering courses
  • College credits through AP, IB, CIS, PSEO and others
  • World languages include Arabic, ASL, French, and Spanish
  • Special Education services include levels I-II for all disabilities and level III ASD, DCD and EBD classrooms
  •  EL services for all levels offered through both sheltered classes and collaborative model in mainstream classes
  • Athletics include all sports offered in MPS
  • Over 40 after-school activities available for students


Transportation: High School Go-To Pass

Student Race School District
Native American 1% 5%
African American 19% 35%
Asian American 4% 5%
Hispanic American 16% 14%
White American 60% 41%
Students School District
Receive ELL Services 13% 17%
Qualify for free or reduced lunch 29% 48%
Receive Special Education Services 10% 15%
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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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