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.


Fifth Grade Recognition Date Changed!
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 3:25 PM

Due to the change of the last day of school, our fifth grade recognition ceremony will be Thursday, June 7th at 9:30 A.M.

Colorful hands around the world
2018 Heritage Cultural Night
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 10:55 AM

We are looking for families to help out on Heritage Cultural Night on Wednesday, March 7th. 

ACCESS Testing Schedule
Thursday, February 08, 2018 7:15 AM

ACCESS testing will begin on Tuesday, February 20th. 

Proposed changes to daily school start/end times next year
Friday, January 12, 2018 2:30 PM

As part of MPS’s overall efforts to address its budget deficit, staff have looked at how to make transportation services more efficient.  Click for more information. 

Budget Discussions
Minneapolis Public Schools' Budget
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 1:50 PM

How can Minneapolis Public Schools balance our budget?

Minneapolis Public Schools Students
School Requests
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 12:45 PM

The 2018-19 lottery will open December 18th and school requests will be due on February 17, 2018.

Minneapolis Public Schools’ Last Day
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 12:00 PM

Minneapolis Public Schools' last day for students to be June 8th.

Winter Weather Is Here
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 11:50 AM

Be prepared if school is canceled. 

Teacher/Staff Wish List
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 11:45 AM

An updated list (weekly) of items needed by teachers and staff.