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

Grades: PreK-5
Principal: Tyrone Brookins
Enrollment: 493
Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Phone: (651) 325-2400
Fax: (651) 325-2401
Email: tyrone.brookins@spps.org
Website: maysmagnet.spps.org

Our school is an authorized Primary Years Programme (PYP) of the prestigious International Baccalaureate (IB) organization. Students at our IB World School acquire the skills of critical thinking, social action, communication, research and self-management. The IB/PYP strives to help students develop an international perspective and become productive global citizens through rigorous curriculum. Specialists at Ben Mays provide students with instruction in Spanish, physical education, and music including band, orchestra and chorus. Hundreds of volunteers read with and to our students every year, and our parents are a powerful force in our established school community.

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
Enrollment493
Students who identify themselves as American Indian2.2%
Students who identify themselves as Asian American14.6%
Students who identify themselves as African American72.6%
Students who identify themselves as Hispanic American5.1%
Students who identify themselves as Caucasian American5.5%
Percentage of Students in English Language Learning23.5%
Percentage of Students in Special Education19.7%
Percentage of Students eligible for Free and Reduced Lunch91.7%
Percentage of Students Proficient in the 2012 MCA II for Grade 3 reading test34%
Percentage of Students Proficient in the 2012 MCA II for Grade 3 math test38%
Percentage of Students Proficient in the 2012 MCA II for Grade 4 reading test18%
Percentage of Students Proficient in the 2012 MCA II for Grade 4 math test33%
Percentage of Students Proficient in the 2012 MCA II for Grade 5 reading test22%
Percentage of Students Proficient in the 2012 MCA II for Grade 5 math test22%
Percentage of Students Proficient in the 2012 MCA II for Grade 6 reading test30%
Percentage of Students Proficient in the 2012 MCA II for Grade 6 math test21%
Student assessment data -- Spring 2013.
Student demographic data – October 2013.
Programs & Activities
Regional & District Magnets
  • International Baccalaureate PYP
Kindergarten Options
  • All-day Kindergarten
After School Offerings
  • Discovery Club On-Site