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About MPS

From the morning bus ride until the last activity of the night, more than 35,000 students grow and learn with Minneapolis Public Schools every day.

Who we are

We are MPS. We turn everyday achievement into student achievement. Minneapolis Public Schools embraces diversity in our students, in our staff and in the programs we offer to accelerate learning.

Where we are located

We serve students and families throughout Minneapolis, the largest city in Minnesota. View directions to our schools and administrative buildings.

What we offer

We offer students and families a wide range of tools to make their education successful.
  • Before- and after-school child care. Minneapolis Kids provides high quality school-age child care for families. The program offers a safe, nurturing, educational and recreational experience where children develop friendships, independence and confidence.
  • Caring teachers. Our teachers are dedicated, passionate and committed to closing the achievement gap and raising the bar for all students. The Milken Educator Awards, considered the Oscars of teaching, have recognized eight MPS educators since the program began in 1997, more than any other school district in the state of Minnesota.
  • Community partnerships. The generosity of volunteers, local businesses and organizations impacts student achievement. Our community consistently demonstrates that it cares about our students and schools. 
  • Early Childhood Education. We support healthy growth and development of children from birth to age seven to ensure school readiness and school success. 
  • Support for English learners. Our diverse community is our biggest asset. We welcome new families and stand ready, offering bilingual support staff in our schools and offices.
  • Healthy meals. Breakfast is offered at no charge daily to every student and our lunch program is award-winning.
  • Lifelong learning. Adult basic education courses are offered year-round.
  • Parental involvement opportunities. Parents can utilize online tools, participate in school organizations and enroll in groups like CPEO to equip their families with information that will help their students soar. Parent involvement supports success in school.
  • Paths to graduation. Career and College Centers are located in every high school and our services are flexible enough to meet a wide range of student needs and schedules.
  • Rigorous academic programs. MPS offers the prestigious International Baccalaureate (IB) program, as well as College in Schools (CIS), career and technical education (CTE), advanced world language programs and Advanced Placement (AP) coursework to support our students' educational growth.
  • School choice. Our staff is ready and eager to help families find the right school for their child. We offer popular magnet programs and community schools. Every family has an option to select the school that best meets their needs.
  • Special education. MPS staff members are experts at helping students with unique challenges develop to their fullest potential.
  • Year-round learning opportunities. In addition to classes offered September through June, our students may enroll in summer classes to accelerate learning year-round.