Hiawatha Leadership Academy-Morris Pk

Public, Charter K-4

 3810 E 56th St
       Minneapolis, MN  55417-8888


 (612) 987-5688

 School Website

District: Hiawatha Academies

SchoolDigger Rank:
788th of 847 Minnesota Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  12.0
Number of students:  362

Racial breakdown:
Hispanic:
92.5%
African American:
5.8%
White:
0.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  92.3%

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We updated the 2017-18 rankings and test scores for this school on Thursday, August 30, 2018.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2018, Hiawatha Leadership Academy-Morris Pk ranked worse than 93% of elementary schools in Minnesota. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 6.22. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (92.5%), African American (5.8%), two or more races (0.8%). (See more...)
Compare Details 92.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Hiawatha Leadership Academy-Morris Pk is 12. (See more...)
Compare Hiawatha Leadership Academy-Morris Pk employs 30 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Hiawatha Leadership Academy-Morris Pk:

SchoolDigger ranks Hiawatha Leadership Academy-Morris Pk 788th of 847 Minnesota public elementary schools. (See Hiawatha Leadership Academy-Morris Pk in the ranking list.)

Hiawatha Academies:

SchoolDigger ranks Hiawatha Academies 411th of 440 Minnesota school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Hiawatha Leadership Academy-Morris Pk

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2011 52.05 489th 814 39.9%
2012 43.50 590th 820 28.0%
2013 29.92 656th 824 20.4%
2014 32.77 631st 826 23.6%
2015 41.85 592nd 840 29.5%
2016 46.68 541st 848 36.2%
2017 31.95 664th 853 22.2%
2018 6.22 788th 847 7.0%

Data source: test scores: Minnesota Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a parent
Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Open Quote When I first took a tour of this school I wasn't sure what to expect. The staff was incredibly helpful and welcoming. Students work was posted on the walls, college banners are next to every classroom, and when I went in to see some classrooms it shows that the teachers hold high expectations for their students.

After almost a year at the school, I have to say I am really pleased. My son has had a lot of homework, but the teachers answer their cell phones until 8:30, which has been really helpful. The day is long but the kids gets free breakfast, lunch, two specials, recess, and quiet time. They are also teaching the students music, art, movement--which I guess is a cultural dance class, technology, PE, and Spanish. I know they are focusing not just on a state test but on developing the whole child. Close Quote


by a parent
Sunday, January 2, 2011

Open Quote My child was there for 3 years. He didn't like it very much, but it was convenient, and the long day meant I didn't have to pay for after school care. The last year my child was there, he was bullied mercilessly by other students because he liked "nerdy" things like Legos. Every day he would come home with a story of bullying. Teachers would tell me how he was distracted and distracting in class, and that it was my fault he wasn't learning. I decided to change schools after one particularly horrible day. That day on the bus, another student called him gay, and asked the other kids to raise their hands if they wanted my child dead. Several children on the bus raised their hands, then laughed at him when he cried. This same child had participated in harassment and name calling my child and others on the bus all year. The administration made a show of being concerned, but when meeting with the principle, he basically implied that it was my child's fault for talking to the other child when he wanted to be left alone. They asked whether or not my son was an only child, then exchanged "knowing glances" like that was a precipitating factor for the other boy's cruelty.

Other things:
Office staff lost my son's records several times. I had to bring immunization and birth certificate to the school 4 times over 3 years.
My child said that the principle made him feel like a ghost, like he wasn't even there at all.
The administration seems to care more about test scores than educating.
It seems that their belief is: if a child isn't learning, it's because the parents are negligent.
Parent Teacher conferences are held in the gym. This is not private meeting between you and the teacher.
Too much homework. 2-3 math worksheets per night for 1st and 2nd graders after being in school from 7:45 to 4:15.

I gave them 2 stars instead of 1 because some of the teachers are fantastic. However, I would never put my child in that school again.

The happy ending to the story: my child is in a fantastic school where he feels welcome and safe. His grades have improved dramatically, he's made a lot of great friends, and is thriving. No more pre-school stomach aches. No more melt-downs about home work. He actually wants to be in school for the first time ever. I wish I hadn't ever put him at HLA. That was the worst mistake ever. THIS PLACE IS TOXIC. Close Quote


Enrollment information for Hiawatha Leadership Academy-Morris Pk

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2007 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2008 18 70 2 53 2 n/a n/a 0 145
2009 13 62 2 113 4 n/a n/a 0 194
2010 14 63 2 211 12 n/a n/a 0 302
2011 38 50 0 264 12 0 4 0 368
2012 8 48 1 362 14 0 0 0 433
2013 3 30 3 335 10 0 4 0 385
2014 4 35 2 336 7 0 1 0 385
2015 4 25 0 352 1 0 1 0 383
2016 4 31 0 350 0 0 2 0 387
2017 3 21 n/a 335 n/a n/a 3 0 362

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Hiawatha Leadership Academy-Morris Pk

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2007 n/a n/a n/a n/a
2008 145 7.0 20.7 90.3
2009 194 13.6 14.3 95.4
2010 302 16.0 18.8 94.7
2011 368 26.0 14.1 93.2
2012 433 18.0 24.0 94.7
2013 385 28.0 13.7 97.1
2014 385 28.3 13.5 96.6
2015 383 29.0 13.2 95.0
2016 387 30.0 12.9 91.5
2017 362 30.0 12.0 92.3

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Hiawatha Leadership Academy-Morris Pk

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2007 n/a n/a n/a n/a
2008 145 7.0 20.7 90.3
2009 194 13.6 14.3 95.4
2010 302 16.0 18.8 94.7
2011 368 26.0 14.1 93.2
2012 433 18.0 24.0 94.7
2013 385 28.0 13.7 97.1
2014 385 28.3 13.5 96.6
2015 383 29.0 13.2 95.0
2016 387 30.0 12.9 91.5
2017 362 30.0 12.0 92.3

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Minnesota Department of Education.

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