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About East African Elementary Magnet School

East African Elementary Magnet School is being designed in collaboration with members of the East African community who have asked the district for a high-quality, culturally responsive educational program that meets their needs.
The school will focus on the cultures and languages of East Africa, specifically the countries of Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda, and the languages of Somali, Amharic, Oromo, Tigrinya, Arabic and Swahili.
As the state's second-largest school district, SPPS is home to some of the most diverse schools in the state, where students from all walks of life and cultural backgrounds come together to learn and grow. Based on SPPS data on families’ home languages, East African students represent approximately 7.5% of the district’s K-12 enrollment (approximately 2,400 students). According to census data, 2.7% of the population in the Twin Cities metro area speak an East African language at home.
The new East African magnet school is a welcome addition to the district’s array of popular language and culture programs, including immersion programs in Mandarin, French, Hmong and Spanish, along with the longstanding American Indian studies program and new Karen language classes.

Contact East African Elementary

School address:
437 Edmund Ave. W.,
St. Paul, MN 55103   

Grades: PreK-Grade 5  

School times: 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m.  

Main phone: 651-744-6420 

  • Free busing from most of St. Paul
  • Will accommodate cultural needs!

To apply or ask questions, contact:

Fadumo Salah
Student Placement Center

Mohamed Abdurahman
School Counselor

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