Award Year: 2017

St. Anthony Park Elementary School

2180 Knapp Street
Saint Paul, MN, 55108-1907

(651) 293-8735

Ms. Ann Eaton Johnson, Principal at time of Nomination

Dr. Karen Duke, Current Principal

Choice School

Saint Paul Public Schools

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Our mission is to provide a well-rounded, quality education that develops the whole child to become a lifelong learner and global citizen.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 11%
  • White: 63%
  • Hispanic: 7%
  • Asian: 11%
  • Two or more races: 7%
  • ELL: 19%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: 47%
Student scientists in our school forest

Student scientists in our school forest

When you enter our school, you notice a giant ceramic tile mosaic on the wall. The colors and texture are vibrant and full of detail, and every day students walk past, touch, and analyze the mosaic. They see new things with each look. The wall-mounted art piece was a collaboration between students, our visual art specialist, and neighborhood craftspeople. It is a perfect metaphor for our school: colorful, detailed, exciting, and engaging.

St. Anthony Park Elementary (affectionately known as SAP) is a K-5 elementary school that has a long tradition of excellence at the center of a vibrant community. We have a diversity of students that enriches us, where students from all different backgrounds work and learn together. We use children's literature in every grade to talk about and celebrate our differences, and to make sure all children feel seen and valued in our school.

Our families and community are highly engaged in and supportive of our arts, science, and environmental programs. Our teachers continually collaborate to use student progress data to improve instruction, with the goal of strong growth for students at all levels of achievement. At St. Anthony Park, we work in partnership with teachers, students, and families to create a place where all learners are valued, challenged, and successful. Our school is infused with community spirit and the belief that working together can lead to great accomplishments.