Bancroft Elementary School

Updated Apr 19, 2020
1315 E. 38th Street - Minneapolis MN - 55407
Type of autonomy arrangement: site-gov. agreement
Basic Profile

Opened In



K through 5




Select leaders
Determine learning program
Select colleagues
Determine professional development
Transfer or terminate colleagues
Determine whether to take, when to take, how much to count district/EMO/authorizer assessments
Determine tenure policy
Make formal arrangements with district/EMO/authorizer to allow multiple measures in determining school success (not only a mean proficiency score)
Evaluate colleagues
Set schedule
Set staff pattern
Determine teacher workday
Determine school budget
Set school-level policy
Determine compensation
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.