Our community’s proven and promising schools

We prioritize our funding and support for schools that serve low-income communities and are demonstrating success or are well-positioned to do so

Schools are eligible to be considered for investment if they serve a student population that’s greater than 40% FRL and have met one of the following criteria for two of the last three years: 

  1. Outperformed the Minneapolis district average on MCA proficiency (elementary and middle schools)
  2. Achieved greater than expected growth with their students or are beating the district average in progress toward proficiency (elementary and middle schools)
  3. Shown they have achieved college readiness scores of greater than 21 on the ACT (high schools) 
  4. Beat the district average for percent of students attending and graduating college (high schools)
  5. Provided evidence on measures other than the MCA, ACT and/or college persistence that they are on the right track toward closing the opportunity gap

To see specifics regarding how schools are identified as proven and promising, click here. If you’d like to join this list of schools eligible for our support, please email info@greatmnschools.org and we can discuss with you a process for inclusion.

 

2018-2019 proven and promising schools

To see specifics regarding how schools are identified for Proven and Promising list, as well as how this list evolves overtime, click here.

Anthony Middle School LoveWorks Academy
Ascension Catholic School Lyndale Community School
Aurora Middle School Marcy Open School
Bancroft Elementary Minnesota International Middle School
Barton Open School New City School
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School Northeast College Prep
Dowling School Patrick Henry High School
Fair Senior High Pillsbury Community School
Friendship Academy of the Arts Pratt Community School
Green Central Park Community School Prodeo Academy
Hennepin  Schools Risen Christ Catholic School
Hiawatha College Prep – Kingfield Sanford Middle School
Hiawatha Collegiate High School Seward Montesorri School
Hiawatha Community – Howe Campus South High School
Hiawatha Leadership Academy – Morris Park Southside Family Charter School
Hiawatha Leadership Academy – Northrop St. Helena Catholic School
Hope Academy St. John Paul II Catholic School
Justice Page Middle School Twin Cities International Elementary School
KIPP North Star Academy Ubah Medical Academy
KIPP North Star Primary Universal Academy Charter School
Lake Nokomis Community – Keewaydin Campus Waite Park Community School
Lake Nokomis Community – Wenonah Campus Windom Dual Immersion School