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North High School unites learning with a commitment to bettering the world

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North High School
1500 James Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55411

Fax: 612-668-1770

Grades: 9-12

Principal: Mauri Friestleben

Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

School Improvement Plan 2023 2024

State of the School 2023 2024

Established in Minneapolis’s Near North neighborhood in 1888, North Community’s “Polar Pride” runs deep in current students and alumni. North provides a high-quality high school education with Advanced Placement (AP) and College in the Schools (CIS), as well as classes in music, visual arts, radio, and dance. With strong athletic programming, North competes annually in State Football and Basketball championships. North is the future home of the North Career and Technical Education Center, offering real-world skills in engineering, computer science, information technology, robotics, and web and digital communications. The school also houses KBEM, the student-run jazz station that serves as the Twin Cities’s public radio voice for jazz and education. 

A student wearing a blue hoody is looking at a computer screen.  A teacher is next to him looking at his work.

At a Glance

Small class sizes * Strong relationships * Grade Leveled Teams 9-12 * Partnerships with local artists and theaters * STEM internships * EL program * College level classes through AP, CIS, PSEO * Spanish language instruction * State champion football and basketball * Special Education services with highly specialized emotional/behavioral and developmental/cognitive programming * Site of North CTE Center offering: Engineering, Computer Science-Information Technology, Robotics, and Web and Digital Communications