Bloomington School Spotlight: Indian Mounds Elementary

Posted by Kris Lindahl on Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015 at 10:00am.


September’s Bloomington School of the Month, Indian Mounds Elementary School, serves 386 students in grades K through 5. With 27 full-time teachers, there is one teacher for every 14 students.

Special Programs

Indian Mounds offers a number of extracurricular activities to students, including clubs and after school programs. Indian Mounds also offers a robust gifted and talented program. Other programs and activities include:

  • Eagle Academy
  • Early Learners Academy
  • EL (English Language Program)
  • Homework Connection
  • Kids' Safari
  • PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports)
  • Reading and Math Intervention

Indian Mounds Ratings and Test Scores

Parents rave about the staff at Indian Mounds, saying they appreciate how everyone works together for the betterment of the students’ educational experience. School ratings site awards Indian Mounds one out of five stars and gives it four out of 10.

While most fifth graders in the state who took the math portion of the 2015 Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments Series III (MCA III) exams struggled, Indian Mounds students lagged both the state’s and the district’s average. They fared better on the reading portion, with 60.9 percent meeting or exceeding state standards, 66.8 percent of the district’s students and 66.7 percent of the state’s did the same.

You’ll find Indian Mounds Elementary School at 9801 11th Ave South in Bloomington. Reach the school by phone at (952) 681-6000.


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