Five schools in one
- March 23, 2012 - 9:53 PM
HARVEST PREPARATORY SCHOOL
Address: 1300 Olson Parkway, Minneapolis
Harvest Prep: Roughly 380 K-6 students, co-ed.
SEED Academy: Stands for Success in Educational Evolutionary Development. Roughly 50 preschool children, ages 3-5.
BEST Academy: Stands for Boys in Engineering, Science and Technology. All boys, up to 8th grade with roughly 185 enrolled.
SISTER Academy: Stands for Sisters in Science, Technology, Engineering and Medicine. All girls, roughly 100 enrolled.
BEST Academy East: Roughly 250 students who emigrated from East Africa, specifically Somalia.
Racial makeup: 99 percent black
Poverty index: Roughly 91 percent qualify for free or reduced lunches.
Test scores: Students outperformed the statewide averages in both reading and math.
Next up: Minneapolis Public Schools has approved a replication school, North Side site undetermined, opening this summer with 180 K-2 students, adding a grade each year. Another three schools could be added during the next 10 years.
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