St. Paul School Spotlight: Battle Creek Elementary

Posted by Kris Lindahl on Thursday, August 27th, 2015 at 12:42pm.

Folks in St. Paul’s Battle Creek-Highwood neighborhood have a lot to be proud of, most especially the local elementary school, Battle Creek. The school serves almost 450 students in grades Pre-K through 5, with 37 full-time teachers. The student/teacher ratio here is about 15:1.

The school’s location on the northern border of Battle Creek Regional Park is ideal for teaching students about nature and is frequently utilized to do just that.

The school’s curriculum is broken down into three core areas:

  • Regular education
  • Autism
  • The Learning Center

The parent association at Battle Creek Elementary is quite active, promoting ways to raise money for the school. To help them, school leaders offer a yearly Family Engagement Plan that lists the many ways parents can help make Battle Creek a better school.

Special Programs and Services

Battle Creek also offers a number of programs and services for students. These include:

  • Early childhood family education
  • AVID – Advancement via Individual Determination
  • Minnesota Reading Corp
  • Out of School Time Collaborative -- for students in grades K through 5. Enrichment classes that are free for all students to attend.

Students that graduate from Battle Creek Elementary go on to Battle Creek Middle School and then Harding High School.

Back-to-School

Students in grades 1 through 5 return to Battle Creek for the 2015-2016 school year on September 8 while Pre-K and Kindergarten students return on September 10. You’ll find Battle Creek’s school supply list here, and more information about the school’s breakfast and lunch program, immunizations and school bus service here.

If you’d like to tour the school, call the office and make an appointment. Tours are held at 9 a.m. every Friday.

Battle Creek Elementary School is located at 60 Ruth St. S in St. Paul. Reach the school by phone at (651) 744-4130.

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