EXPO for Excellence Elementary
540 Warwick St S
St Paul, MN 55116

Grades: PreK-5
Principal: Darren Yerama
Enrollment: 673
Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Phone: (651) 290-8384
Fax: (651) 293-8639
Email: Darren.Yerama@spps.org
Website: expo.spps.org

A friendly, happy environment filled with student artwork welcomes one and all to EXPO for Excellence – a vibrant school with an extraordinary range of resources. “Looped classrooms” in grades 1-2 and grades 3-4 provide continuity of relationships with teachers and other students. Grade 5 is a leadership year, in which our oldest students take on greater responsibility. EXPO offers accelerated math, physical education, and gifted and talented programs. We also emphasize projects in arts, science and technology/engineering – students might write and produce a play one year and build cars the next. Our one-of-a-kind outdoor play structure, Treasure Island, was lovingly built and is maintained by parent volunteers.

Pathway: EXPO > Ramsey (F1) or Highland Middle (F2) > Central (F1) or Highland Senior (F2)

Quick Facts
Enrollment673
Students who identify themselves as American Indian1.5%
Students who identify themselves as Asian American8%
Students who identify themselves as African American20.5%
Students who identify themselves as Hispanic American7.1%
Students who identify themselves as Caucasian American62.9%
Percentage of Students in English Language Learning11.7%
Percentage of Students in Special Education11.4%
Percentage of Students eligible for Free and Reduced Lunch31.2%
Percentage of Students Proficient in the 2012 MCA II for Grade 3 reading test68%
Percentage of Students Proficient in the 2012 MCA II for Grade 3 math test77%
Percentage of Students Proficient in the 2012 MCA II for Grade 4 reading test71%
Percentage of Students Proficient in the 2012 MCA II for Grade 4 math test72%
Percentage of Students Proficient in the 2012 MCA II for Grade 5 reading test52%
Percentage of Students Proficient in the 2012 MCA II for Grade 5 math test54%
Percentage of Students Proficient in the 2012 MCA II for Grade 6 reading test39%
Percentage of Students Proficient in the 2012 MCA II for Grade 6 math test54%
Student assessment data -- Spring 2013.
Student demographic data – October 2013.
Programs & Activities
Community Schools
  • Area F
Kindergarten Options
  • All-day Kindergarten
After School Offerings
  • Discovery Club On-Site