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About This School

Hiawatha Leadership Academy is a charter elementary school in Minneapolis. The principal of Hiawatha Leadership Academy is Robin Fischer, who can be contacted at RFischer@hiawathaacademies.org. 368 students go to Hiawatha Leadership Academy and identify primarily as Hispanic; Native American or Native Alaskan; and Black, non-Hispanic. 93% of the 368 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Hiawatha Leadership Academy is 14:1. Pilgrim Lutheran School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Drawing painting
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 72% 58%
Native American or Native Alaskan 3% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 14% 32%
White, non-Hispanic 10% 7%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Multiracial 1% %
Asian 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 93% 95%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    I have great respect for all of the teachers and leaders who work at this school. They walk the talk and make it all about the kids success. Teachers believe in making learning fun. Parents are incredibly involved and amazing to work with. They love the school and love that their children are being prepared for college.

  • (2 years ago)

    Executive leadership is ruthless about student achievement. It's all about the results at Hiawatha. It's a TFA mecca if you like that sort of thing. I lost my job because I didn't want to work the long hours. The principal runs the place like a business. I can't complain though. School is getting the results and the kids are very happy here.

  • (3 years ago)

    Fantastic school to work for. The school's leadership has a compelling vision. I feel like a true professional here. From great professional development to the generous performance pay I'm proud to be a part of Hiawatha. This is not a place to expect a paycheck or be entitled. It's all about the kids here.

  • (3 years ago)

    School's leadership is the best I've ever worked for. This place is really about the kids and the school's principal Mr. Shannon is relentless about making sure the right staff stay and is quick to get rid of the staff that need to go!

  • (3 years ago)

    Fantastic Teachers and School Leader. Discipline i strict but my child is learning a ton and loves his school. Keep us focused on the path to college Hiawatha!

  • (4 years ago)

    Hiawatha is the most promising school in all of Minneapolis. Excellent school leadership that will not accept mediocrity or tolerate academic failure. The staff works extremely hard and getting the job done

  • (4 years ago)

    I've taught in many poorly run schools. This school is amazing! Strict discipline high expectations and a principal and staff that is passionate about the achievement gap! Hoot Hoot. HLA!

  • (4 years ago)

    days too long - children up and gone for 12 hours. school starts 745 ends 415. pick up starts 6am kids home latest 6pm most of time buses run late. children come home exhausted woren out from long day. school is ran military style. less than 15% of the student body is english speaking. its a school for parents who have more imporant things to tend to other than their children or parents who just don't want their kids at home or need someone else to discipline their child.

  • (4 years ago)

    Fabulous Academy. Hard working staff.

  • (4 years ago)

    Best elementary school in Minneapolis. My son has done wonders here!

  • (5 years ago)

    What a great school. My daughter loves it here. Teachers are strict but she has learned a lot. Office staff is really helpful. Best kept secret in Minneapolis.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am really pleased with my son's teacher. The Principal Mr. Shannon is great. Strong discipline and teaches the kids about values.

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