Northrop scholars

Hiawatha Academies has proven once again that it is possible for all scholars to achieve regardless of race, zip code or socioeconomic status.

The Multiple Measurement Ratings (MMR) released this month are how the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) assesses schools as part of Minnesota’s waiver for No Child Left Behind (NCLB).

Hiawatha Leadership Academy – Morris Park received an MMR rating of 95.88% out of a possible 100. Morris Park is designated as a Reward School, a top honor from MDE. The school was ranked #2 for all public elementary schools in Minneapolis.

Hiawatha College Prep received an MMR rating of 43.87%, and received a designation of Celebration Eligible. The school ranks #5 for all public middle schools in Minneapolis.

“MDE has confirmed that our scholars are outstanding not just in their proficiency levels, but in the growth that they make over the course of a year and in their progress towards closing the opportunity gap between white students and students of color,” said Eli Kramer, executive director of Hiawatha Academies.

MMR rates schools based on proficiency, growth, achievement gap reduction and graduation rate. This is considered to be a more complete portrait of school success than looking at Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment (MCA) proficiency scores alone. Learn more on the MDE website.

Hiawatha Academies’ other schools, Hiawatha Collegiate High School and Hiawatha Leadership Academy – Northrop did not receive MMR ratings because their scholars do not yet take MCA tests.

As the network continues to grow we are excited to continue celebrating the success that comes as a result of incredible, passionate teachers; hard-working and engaged scholars; and committed families and community partners.