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Benjamin E. Mays International Magnet School (International Baccalaureate/Primary Years Programme)
560 Concordia Ave
St Paul, MN 55103

Grades: PreK-5
Principal: Kirk Morris
Enrollment: 475
Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Phone: (651) 325-2400
Fax: (651) 325-2401
Email: kirk.morris@spps.org
Website: maysmagnet.spps.org

Open House

January 29, 2015 6:00pm-7:00pm

Our school challenges students to think critically on a global scale. As an International Baccalaureate (IB) school, Benjamin E. Mays challenges students to understand the world around them and how to take action within it. The IB program strives to help students develop an international perspective through class projects that examine real-life situations around the world. Our expert teachers provide students with Spanish lessons, physical education, and music including band, orchestra and chorus. Hundreds of volunteers read to our students every year, and our parents are a powerful force in our established school community. Our school’s namesake, Dr. Benjamin Mays, would be proud.

Uniforms Required

Pathway: Ben E. Mays > Hazel Park (A, B, C-East), Ramsey (C-West, E, F1) or Highland Mid (F2) > Harding (A, B, C-East), Central (C-West, E, F1) or Highland Senior (F2)

Quick Facts
Enrollment475
Students who identify themselves as American Indian.8%
Students who identify themselves as Asian American16.4%
Students who identify themselves as African American71.4%
Students who identify themselves as Hispanic American6.3%
Students who identify themselves as Caucasian American5.1%
Percentage of Students in English Language Learning24%
Percentage of Students in Special Education16.2%
Percentage of Students eligible for Free and Reduced Lunch91.6%
Percentage of Students Proficient in the 2013 MCA II for Grade 3 reading test27%
Percentage of Students Proficient in the 2013 MCA II for Grade 3 math test29%
Percentage of Students Proficient in the 2013 MCA II for Grade 4 reading test21%
Percentage of Students Proficient in the 2013 MCA II for Grade 4 math test32%
Percentage of students making moderate to high growth in math58%
Percentage of Students Proficient in the 2013 MCA II for Grade 5 reading test30%
Percentage of Students Proficient in the 2013 MCA II for Grade 5 math test24%
Percentage of students making moderate to high growth in math69%
Percentage of Students Proficient in the 2013 MCA II for Grade 5 science test24%
Student assessment data -- Spring 2014.
Student demographic data – Fall 2014.
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Programs & Activities
Regional & District Magnets
  • International Baccalaureate PYP
Kindergarten Options
  • All-day Kindergarten
After School Offerings
  • Discovery Club On-Site