Our Mission Statement

Our Mission is to maximize individual student potential through the use of technology, differentiation, critical thinking, and high expectations within a nurturing and diverse community of learners.







Hiawatha Community School is a MESPA School of Excellence located within a culturally diverse, urban community.  Kindergarten-2nd grade are housed at the Hiawatha Campus and 3rd-5th grade are housed at the Howe Campus.  The two campuses are about four blocks apart.

A Letter From Superintendent Ed Graff
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 1:00 PM
Open House
Monday, June 12, 2017 12:00 PM

Hiawatha and Howe Schools will be having an Open House on Thursday, August 24th. 

Coffee & Kleenex Day
Monday, June 12, 2017 9:00 AM

First Day of school for 1st - 5th grades is Monday, August 28th 

First Day of school for Kindergarten is Wednesday, August 30th 

On Wednesday August 30th, Hiawatha School will be hosting a Coffee & Kleenex Day for parents of new students.

Summer School
Friday, May 19, 2017 8:00 AM

Summer School will be June 26th - August 3rd. 

2017-2018 Hiawatha School Budget
Monday, March 06, 2017 1:50 PM

Hiawatha has received its budget allocation for the 2017-2018 school year.

Sanctuary Resolution
Friday, January 13, 2017 12:35 PM

The Minneapolis Board of Education passed the resolution to strengthen existing Minneapolis Public Schools’ (MPS) policies and practices and to declare MPS a safe place for all students and families, regardless of their immigration status, national origin or language.

Hiawatha/Howe Community School Earns School of Excellence Award
Friday, September 02, 2016 12:35 PM

Hiawatha/Howe Community School have earned a prestigious award!  Click here to read the Press Release.

Fall 2017 Supply List
Thursday, August 18, 2016 11:45 AM

Click here to see the school supplies needed for your students.