Lake Harriet Upper School

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4912 Vincent Ave S

Minneapolis, MN 55410

(612) 668-3310

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Grades: 3 - 8

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 720

Students Per Teacher: 12

Parent Reviews

18 Parent Reviews for Lake Harriet Upper School

Lake Harriet has excellent teachers, impressive parent- administration cooperation and solid administrators. My children are getting a very good education in an environment with a strong sense of community with thoughtful priorities placed on learning.

Posted by a parent on 05/28/13

This school is over-rated! The administration is disorganized, distant and seems burned out. There is no sense of joy inside the halls of this school, and no real sense of community either. An earlier reviewer nailed it by calling the atmosphere of LHCS dysfunctional and cold. While there are a handful ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/30/12

I couldn't agree more with the earlier post(s) who said the perceived success of LHCS is residual and left over from a perception of LHCS when leadership and staff turnover was more stable, engaging, child centered and overall more positive prior to approx. 2003. Many good teachers have been replaced. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/16/12

This is a high quality school. The teachers are excellent. It sets high standards and helps kids meet them.

Posted by a parent on 12/17/11

It has a negative feel to it, and it is a dis-functional environment. Especially for 6th, 7th, 8th grades. Especially hard on boys. Boys are often treated like criminals. Some of the teachers are ok- but stresssed. And, some teachers are just awful. I really felt like there were a few teachers that ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 07/01/11

LHCS has a group of very involved parents but I am not sure this is good for the students or the district at large. The principal needs to be reminded that this is a public school. I have personally witnessed teachers letting certain children get away with things based on who their parents are. Bullying ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/19/11

I think the learning is wonderful and the kindness is amazing. I found the school to meet all of my requirements because it went above and beyond in every way.

Posted by a other on 04/15/11

Great school. The quality of the academics is top-notch. My child was very adequately prepared for a rigorous load of honors and AP classes at Southwest High School by attending Lake Harriet.

Posted by a parent on 04/08/11

We left this school with bad memories. I felt many of the staff acted like the school was only meant for certain kinds of families. Even the principal said the school was not a good match for us - despite our tax dollars! Heaven forbid if a average child takes away from a 'gifted' child's education. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/19/11

Lake Harriet's high test scores appear to be more a result of involved parents than anything else. The school is overcrowded, impersonal, and badly managed. There are some caring people at this school but many teachers appear to be counting the days until retirement. Often decisions are made to accommodate ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/16/09

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Test scores for Lake Harriet Upper School

MCA-II* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2012
Lake Harriet Upper School
Minneapolis Public School Dist.
* In 2011-2012 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10, and math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

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Minneapolis schools — Lake Harriet Upper School is located at 4912 Vincent Ave S, Minneapolis MN 55410. 4912 Vincent Ave S is in the 55410 ZIP code in Minneapolis, MN The school district for Lake Harriet Upper School is the Minneapolis Public School Dist.. Lake Harriet Upper School is a Public school that serves grade levels 3 - 8.
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