Award Year: 2014

Harrison Elementary School

1515 Oak Street
Brainerd, MN, 56401-3850

(218) 454-6500

Mrs. Lisa Marie Morgan, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School

Brainerd ISD 181

School Website

Mission

"We will teach and reach all students in all places using all of our resources." We make Good Things Happen for All!

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 2%
  • White: 93%
  • Hispanic: 1%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Native American: 3%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Application
Students are listening to Mrs. Morgan sharing traits of Soaring to Success at the HAWKS GATHERING.

Students are listening to Mrs. Morgan sharing traits of Soaring to Success at the HAWKS GATHERING.

Harrison Elementary School, comprised of two sections of K-4 grades, is located on the southeast side of Brainerd near the historic BN Railroad. In the deep tradition of valuing each learner the school’s mission statement is: "We will teach and reach all students in all places using all of our resources". A large portion of neighboring homes have become rental properties, many students come from single parent families and a women’s shelter within the neighborhood. These factors contribute to both a transient student population and students with greater academic and behavioral challenges. Harrison’s student body is comprised of 260 students with 66% of our students qualifying for Free/Reduced meals. Due to the high number of students who are both environmentally and economically at-risk, the staff works to create a school setting which is a safe, nurturing environment to ensure optimal social, emotional, and academic learning for all students.

Each month an all-school HAWKS Gathering is scheduled to recognize positive character traits. Students exemplifying these traits are recognized during the assembly. The school mascot is a HAWK. Expectations of teaching, learning, and behaviors are: Have respect, Act responsibly, Work together, Keep safe, and Soar to success. Another community building event is Friendly Fridays. Multi-age small groups focus each week on social skills and team building. Daily social skills lessons are taught through stories and discussions covering responsibility, bullying, and respect. The heart of all work is to assure healthy, respectful relationships that optimize learning for all!