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Whittier Elementary School

Address: 315 W. 26th St.

Grades: pre-K - 5

Principal: Anne Wagemaker

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

Phone: 612-668-4170

Fax: 612-668-4180



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Whittier Community School offers a high-quality community school experience
Whittier Community is a community school serving nearby students and families in South Minneapolis’ Whittier neighborhood, and has a strong International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP).  Students  and families who are a part of the  Whittier school community shape the way the school reflects and exemplifies the culture and fabric of its community. Whittier is a place where all children, through rigorous academics and supportive relationships, develop a strong sense of who they are and where they come from. Students develop unique ways of looking at the world around them to gain truly global perspectives right in their own neighborhood.


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.

  • Two full-day Pre-K classrooms
  • IB-PYP programme
  • Schoolwide Responsive Classroom program
  • Arts integration and MacPhail Center for the Arts partnership
  • Advanced instruction
  • Heritage Spanish
  • Spanish Language instruction K-5
  • Special Education services with highly specialized emotional/behavioral programming
  • Multilingual student programming
  • After-school activities
  • Minneapolis Kids school-age care (program is at Bancroft, with district transportation to and from Whittier)


ATTENDANCE AREA MIDDLE SCHOOL: Andersen Community Middle School
D1 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: Whittier Elementary School

Student Race School District
Native American 5% 5%
African American 58% 35%
Asian American 3% 5%
Hispanic American 22% 14%
White American 13% 41%
Students School District
Receive ELL Services 42% 17%
Qualify for free or reduced lunch 81% 48%
Receive Special Education Services 12% 15%
Pathway Schools

Andersen United Middle School

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

South High School

3131 19th Avenue South
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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