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About Burroughs

Burroughs is a K-5 community school south of Lake Harriet. Our goal is to accelerate academic and emotional growth for all of our students while also helping our students understand and value the diversity of our city.

Burroughs Community School promotes academic excellence, dedication to inclusion, and a true sense of community. 

Nestled on the banks of Minnehaha Creek, Burroughs Community serves the Lynnhurst and Tangletown neighborhoods of Southwest Minneapolis. Burroughs students receive a first-class education that balances academic rigor with nurturing, caring staff and meaningful student engagement. The surrounding natural setting enriches students' instruction in science, art, and physical fitness. School staff recognize families' and the neighboring community's integral role in overall student success and welcome their involvement. 

1601 W. 50th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55419

612-668-3280
Fax: 612-668-3290

Grades: K-5

Student Hours: 9:10 a.m. - 3:40 p.m.

Office Hours: 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

At a Glance

  • Advanced Learner Instruction
  • AMAZEWorks programming as part of our dedication to equity
  • Leadership opportunities for 4th and 5th graders
  • Multilingual programming
  • Special Education services with highly specialized autism programming
  • Minneapolis Kids school-age care
  • Many before and after school activities such as lego robotics, math club, chess club, Spanish, French, Mandarin, and Active Solutions (PE classes)

Attendance Area Middle School: Justice Page

Attendance Area High School: Washburn

Transportation: F4

school exterior

Tour Burroughs!

Our official tours for this school year have ended, but we will have a Spring event on May 2nd for incoming families that will include a tour. Contact Katie Grogg in the main office for more information.

katie.grogg@mpls.k12.mn.us or 612-668-3280

Burroughs Student Ambassadors

Student Ambassadors giving tours

Burroughs Welcome Video 20 min

Burroughs Welcome Video 5 min

Burroughs inclusive language commitment