Kenny Community School

Public School

119 Donors

2016 School of Excellence - Kenny Community School, the jewel of Southwest Minneapolis!

Kenny has a beautiful campus, wonderful children, incredible families and an amazing staff. Kenny Community School is located in the Kenny Neighborhood. We continue to show all families that Kenny is more than a community school; it is more like a home where all are welcomed, nurtured and challenged. We provide rigorous instruction and clear expectations for our students and emphasize that "effort creates ability". Our school provides a safe, positive environment that promotes learning. Students receive core content (reading, math, science, social studies) from their classroom teachers and essential content (art, physical education, and music) from specialists. We offer extended day through the ALC and community education programs which complements the day school program. The school implements Responsive Classroom to promote a positive school climate. There are many opportunities during the school year to develop a connection with families and the community. Kenny also implements the Second Step program to reduce school violence and bullying. 

The Minnesota Elementary School Principal Association named Kenny Community School as one of six Minnesota Schools of Excellence in 2016. The School of Excellence award is given to schools that demonstrate reflection and dedication to providing the best education for our students, through an ever-evolving improvement plan. Kenny was the only Minneapolis Public School named a 2015 "Reward School" by the Minnesota Department of Education. Reward schools are those recognized for efforts to increase student achievement. The 3 years before that MDE recognized Kenny as a "Celebration School".

We recognize we still have growth to make but we look forward to the task ahead. The staff and families at Kenny are dedicated to making strides in closing the achievement gap. The Kenny teachers are amazing and always step up to any challenge put before them. They do amazing work here.

Give to the Max Day donations increase and enhance the learning experiences for all Kenny students. The money raised has help support the transportation costs of field trips for students to attend "Journey to the Falls", Mill City Museum, Gibbs Farm, Eagle Bluff and other class field trips. The pride of this funding supports a FULL school field trip to attend a show at the Ordway Theater. Donations are also used to support our science, social studies and enrichment curriculum.

Donations that are given to Kenny School are very appreciated and we cannot thank you enough.

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Kenny Community School

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5720 Emerson Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN 55419

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