Harvest Prep School-Seed Academy

1300 Olson Memorial Hwy, Minneapolis, MN 55411
(612) 381-9743
5

(out of 10)

Charter Grades K-6 401 students 20 students/teacher (MN avg is 16)

Test Scores by grade

84%
84%
72%
58%
58%
58%

Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III)

In 2013-2014 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2014
  • Harvest Prep School-Seed Academy average
  • Minnesota state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

72%
72%
70%
28%
28%
55%

Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III)

In 2013-2014 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2014
  • Harvest Prep School-Seed Academy average
  • Minnesota state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

72%
72%
62%
54%
54%
68%
45%
45%
61%

Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III)

In 2013-2014 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2014
  • Harvest Prep School-Seed Academy average
  • Minnesota state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

35%
35%
57%
59%
59%
61%

Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III)

In 2013-2014 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2014
  • Harvest Prep School-Seed Academy average
  • Minnesota state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Harvest Prep School-Seed Academy is a charter middle school in Minneapolis. The principal of Harvest Prep School-Seed Academy is Eric Mahmoud, who can be contacted at emahmoud@seed-harvest.org. 401 students attend Harvest Prep School-Seed Academy and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Native American or Native Alaskan. 92% of the 401 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Harvest Prep School-Seed Academy is 20:1. Best Academy is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • Arabic
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Track
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 99% 99%
Hispanic 0.7% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0%
White, non-Hispanic 0.2% 0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 0%
Asian 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 92% 92%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    This is by far one of the worst schools I have encountered. I am very outraged with the material that is taught to nephew. My nephew is failing at reading and I stepped in to help his mom (who works more than 40 hrs a week). When I seen the actual reading material for a second grader I was stunned. My nephew had failed 7 yes SEVEN reading tests... yet they continue to give him material at a 5th or 6th grade level when he is only in 2nd (and clearly a little behind his peers). The homework also had spelling and grammatical errors (poor teaching). It also had questions about guns and prisons. ARE YOU SERIOUS?!! His mom is now removing him from the school. Thank goodness

  • (1 year ago)

    My son started at Seed then Harvest and now he is graduating from The Tuskegee University with a Chemical Engineer Degree and has gotten a full scholarship for their Graduate School. Couldn't have done it without Seed's strong foundation. Donald Johnson Sr.

  • (1 year ago)

    I took my kids out from their previous school because I wanted to offer them something than the routine and Harvest Prep has provided that. they have good structure and my kids have become better scholars. They think more about their future and coming home with a lot of homework which does not afford them time to watch television. Keep up the good work!

  • (1 year ago)

    this school has left behind its' staff and students in favor of appearances. The turnover in staff is outrageous with more than 50% of teachers disappearing each year. paras (student support personnel) often remain but licensed teachers move on to programs that provide staff support. Administrative organization communication and consistency is lacking. The principle of expecting the best exists without the support and resources to make it happen.

  • (1 year ago)

    My child has been at this school for 2 years and this will be his last. No matter how many times problems/concerns are expressed nothing is done. At the end of last year the nurse couldn't find my childs epi-pen his benedryl was gone and there was another childs medicine in the box. As a non-black parent I'm treated with complete disrespect by the admin staff often completely ignored. The homework that is sent home often has the answers right next to the problems. I've yet to see any work on spelling science history etc. Last spring 9 field trips were set up for the class parents were told it would cost $60 but the kids only attended 4 we were told those 4 cost $40 (when the math says it should be $26) which leaves the assumption that parents who paid in full also ended up covering the cost of those who didn't it took 5 months to get the $20 reimbursement. The school is not secure they don't look at emergency cards anyone is able to walk in the school and take your child or gain access to the classrooms. There's a lack of diversity at the school. The ONLY 2 good things I can say is that I have loved both of his teachers and that the kids wear uniforms.

  • (1 year ago)

    this school had help my children a lot.among the programs l benefited are meal for minds parentmpowerment meetng and so on.teachers involvement in the kids development had been enormous

  • (2 years ago)

    I am interested in receiving more objective comments about this school from parents that are involved and not surface comments based on one incident or interaction. I would like to hear more about parent parent interaction parent teacher interaction student student interaction and any cultural differences amongst the students that have presented as challenges or successful stories to share. Also study habit development cirricullum etc. I find the last comment listed to be extremely emotional in content and not based on any intelligent commentary. thank you.

  • (2 years ago)

    Our family has never had a worse experience with a school. Harvest Prep used to be one of the most reputable schools in the Twin Cities for African American students. Now it is a complete disaster. There is NO order our daughter brings home the same homework 2-3 times a week. Our daughter has been attacked twice. Once on the bus and another time on the school grounds and both times by boys. There is no communication between the school staff parents or transportation. We have had nothing but problems with Harvest Prep. I will homeschool before I allow her back in this disaster of a school!!!

  • (3 years ago)

    i`m a student at this student in the 7th grade and to be honest the school is good academically but in everything else i dont like it..... first it seems like they wait until the last minuite to do things 2nd we barley have any break to relax and be refreshed in the summer 5-6 weeks is not enough the uniforms arent really that bad but i would perfer without them and 3rd it seems like they never care about the students opinions

  • (4 years ago)

    I LOVE HARVEST PREP BECAUSE IT IS A SMALL CHARTER SCHOOL. MY GRANDSON GETS TO BE IN A HIGH ACHIEVING SCHOOL. RATHER THAN THE MINNEAPOLIS PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM WHICH HAS CLOSED ALL OF THE GREAT NORTH MINNEAPOLIS PUBLIC SCHOOL NEAR OUR HOME. HARVEST PREP IS THE BEST SCHOOL FOR OUR SCHOOL NEEDS AND IT IS A HIGH ACHIEVING SCHOOL FOR THE STUDENTS. AS SHOULD BE THE CASE WITH ALL MINNEAPOLIS PUBLIC SCHOOLS ALSO.

  • (6 years ago)

    I think the school has a great influence on the children that attend. It is a little crazy in the lunch room area from time to time but everything seems to work. Academically I could not be more impressed on the strides they have taken. The parents are involved and the office is organized. The school could use a little fixing up but that is what funding raising and parent involvement should step in. Great Job Harvest Prep

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter has been going to Harvest since pre school age and she was reading books at 4 years old. She is 5 and she is in 1st grade keeping up with all the other kids. I love this school. All of my nieces and nephews go there as well.

  • (7 years ago)

    My children have been attending Harvest Prepartory school for a little over 2 years now. I love the fact that they are learning at an advanced stage. When my fourth grader brought home geometry and I had to send a note to school on how I'm suppose to help her I was out done. They did a pledge one day it took them about 3 minutes to do the entire thing and they didnt miss a beat. At the beginning of the 07/08 year my child said she didnt want to go back. I told her to give me a reason the only thing she could come up with 'Mom I've been wearing uniforms my whole life' Not good enough. Now as the school year is progressing she has said I'am so glad I didnt transfer. I cant wait to 5th gr. when we wear skirts. Thanks HP staff. LaShonda Purnell

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