Bancroft Elementary School

3829 13th Ave S - Minneapolis MN - 55407
Type of autonomy arrangement: Site-gov Agreement
Basic Profile

Opened In









Determine learning program
Set school-level policy
Determine professional development
Determine authorizer assessments
Determine state assessments


Select colleagues
Evaluate colleagues
Transfer or terminate colleagues
Determine tenure policy
Select leaders


Determine school budget
Set staff pattern
Determine compensation
Determine teacher workday
Set schedule
Teacher Authority Is...
De Jure and De Facto

Autonomy from the district is granted to the school via their Community Partnership School contract. The teachers’ collective decision making autonomy is primarily based on the goodwill of their current principal.

About the Learning Program

Bancroft Elementary provides all students with an excellent academic foundation as creative and critical thinkers who are empowered to act responsibly with respect for self, community, and the world.

Bancroft fosters:

  • An environment where learning is active. Students are engaged in authentic inquiry based, hands-on learning.
  • A community of learners. We value collaboration, culture, equity, and social interaction between staff and students.
  • A commitment to the PYP action cycle. Students and staff are encouraged to reflect, choose, and act.
  • A growth mindset. Students grow in their learning by building confidence to take risks and make mistakes because they are in a safe and supportive environment.