Hiawatha/Howe Community school has provided my children a fantastic education - taught at their academic level. The staff and teachers are experienced devoted and caring. Parents are heavily involved in the school community. And this a small school with kids from the community - so everyone knows everyone. The "2" rating provide by this web page reflects a bias toward test scores which do not accurately represent the education the children are receiving. A visit to the school will reveal the real treasure this school is and the commitment everyone has toward educational success.
Hiawatha Elementary School is a public elementary school in Minneapolis. The principal of Hiawatha Elementary School is Rosalind Robbins, whose e-mail is email@example.com. 300 children attend Hiawatha Elementary School and are mostly Native American or Native Alaskan; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 59% of the 300 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Hiawatha Elementary School is 17:1. Dowling Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.
|Native American or Native Alaskan||9%||5%|
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||0.3%||0%|
|Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program||59%||64%|
I love that from kindergarten they put the kids on a course to college. When I enrolled my kids in this school the first year they opened it was in part because they were going to teach my kids how to speak spanish. Instead the offer of a bilingual school brought in a majority of hispanic students and instead of teaching spanish it became an ESL school with no diversity. My kids are now in 5th grade and 6 years still can't speak but a few common words and phrases in spanish. What killed it for me was last month M.L.K birthday was not acknowledged and neither was black history month But trust me they do it big for cinco de mayo. Overall the school has a great atmosphere and great teachers but I will not let my children miss out on learning everything they need to know about our history and culture. Sad and Disappointed Parent.
The teachers are great the principal is wonderful. I think Hiawatha does an excellent job of fostering s school identity and this is evident in the children's hard work and the parent involvement. It is important to remember that this test scoresn(and thus the Grest Schools rating) reflect progress against a fixed bar not a class's progress over the year. Hiawatha has a moderate percentage of ESL students. Their challenges with the language bring the test scores down despite the fact that many of them have made huge academic steps. The scores do not accurately reflect the quality of Hiawatha.
Because it is a diverse inner city community school working very hard to educate children under tough conditions.
I'm an alumni of Hiawatha and wish I was still a student! the atmosphere there is like a family and the staff is wonderful! The students and parents are some of the nicest people I could ever meet!
The faculty and administration go the extra mile to ensure the students receive a solid educational foundation. As well I've never seen a more involved PTO. Truly an exemplary school.
Hiawatha School provides a small town feeling and has separated classrooms with doors to help the teachers keep the kids focused. The curriculum is challenging the teachers are smart and care. Lower test scores reflect the diversity of languages not the quality of the education.