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About This School

Lyndale Elementary School is a public elementary school in Minneapolis. The principal of Lyndale Elementary School is Ossie Brooks James and can be contacted at ossie.brooks-james@mpls.k12.mn.us. 449 children attend Lyndale Elementary School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Native American or Native Alaskan. 77% of the 449 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Lyndale Elementary School is 13:1. Lake Country School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Theater drama
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 56% 38%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 9%
Native American or Native Alaskan 3% 5%
White, non-Hispanic 23% 30%
Asian 2% %
Hispanic 15% 18%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 77% 63%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    We are so happy at Lyndale! My daughter started kindergarten this year and she loves her teacher and classmates. She is thoroughly engaged in her academics and is supported and challenged accordingly. We have a wonderful principal who gives her all and the teachers are amazing. There is a great sense of togetherness and a great attitude throughout this school.

  • (3 years ago)

    The city needs to spend more time watching this school. The teacher my child has is the worst teacher I have ever experienced. Very bossy and not nurturing at all. When I go into the building I just get a depressed feeling. The school is behind on everything. Even school pictures are not taken until November.

  • (4 years ago)

    Both of my daughters love Lyndale Community School. Lyndale is a diverse urban school with strong leadership a great teaching staff and a high level of parent and community involvement. Lyndale is among MPS s highest performers in year-to-year academic achievement. Lyndale School provides a strong sense of community. Everyone feels welcome there.

  • (4 years ago)

    Individualized teaching is what its all about. And a principal who gets to know each and every child and family.

  • (4 years ago)

    Our principal provides excellent leadership for a school that is open and welcoming of all students. The teachers are especially talented at identifying each child's academic needs and providing differentiated instruction. Classes are small and diverse.

  • (4 years ago)

    Lyndale School is a wonderful diverse school where all children and adults are held to high expectations where learning is rich and deep where success is evident.

  • (4 years ago)

    This is a great little school. The teachers are wonderful and the principal gives 110% on everything. It has a great community feel and is welcoming to everyone. My son is in their Autism program and he is thriving!

  • (4 years ago)

    Lyndale is an excellent school with one of the best teaching staffs in the district. The community support and enthusiasm for the school is great !

  • (9 years ago)

    I have had two children at Lyndale my son was there for 5 years and my daughter has been there 4 years. It has been a terrific school for our family. The teachers are committed and the students and families are involved. Great school.

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