Nancy Stachel, Principal
380 Victoria St N., St Paul, MN 55104
(651) 293-8680 | Get directions
Our school’s 123 years of tradition, along with state-of-the-art technology, helps Maxfield inspire our eager urban learners. We teach students to know the standards they are expected to reach for graduation, and then we help them to exceed those standards. Our school emphasizes science, technology, engineering and math, and students learn actively through questioning and inquiry. Maxfield has specialists in science, physical education, applied literacy, and culture/drum and dance. Through our Center for Culture, Families, and Learning, we provide ongoing support for our parents/guardians, students and staff. Everyone is involved here: parents visit their child's classroom, participate in the many family events held throughout the year, join adult volunteers who help students during the school day, and work alongside community-based partners. Maxfield is, above all, a community of families, professionals, and community partners working together to help our children succeed.
Maxfield Magnet School is a vibrant learning environment that offers a world of opportunities academically and socially. Located in the Summit-University area, Maxfield Magnet School provides a unique educational experience that combines best practices in academics with a focus on the urban learner. Through great teaching, student leadership opportunities, technology, science, and the arts, Maxfield Magnet School provides students in grades Pre-K through six with a well rounded educational program.
Maxfield is, above all, a community of families, professionals, and community partners working together to help our children succeed. We've been in the Rondo neighborhood for over a hundred years, taking our children through many challenges as the City of St. Paul, and even our country, changed. That's why former students now teach at Maxfield or send their children and grandchildren to learn in the same community they did. It's a place where everyone can be involved. Parents can not only participate in the many family events held throughout the year, but also join our adult volunteers who help students during the school day.
Starting next September (in 2013) Maxfield will have two major changes as a result of the Saint Paul Public Schools "Strong Schools, Strong Communities" strategic plan.
Maxfield will only go up to 5th grade as 6th graders move to the middle schools. Starting in 2013-14 Maxfield will serve grades Pre-K to 5.
Bus transportation will change and students living outside of Area F will not be eligible for bus transportation. Families living within Area F, which includes the Promise Neighborhood, will continue to receive transportation and will be eligible for transportation if they live a 1/2 mile or more away from the school.
Current Status based on MN State Assessments:
Maxfield Magnet Elementary is in its final year of the School Improvement Grant (SIG). Originally designated as a persistently low achieving school in Minnesota's first Race to the Top application (January, 2010), Maxfield's recent rating by the Minnesota Department of Education placed it ahead of the majority of "focus schools," a category higher than its current designation of "priority school." Over the past two years Maxfield has demonstrated increased student achievement, increased parent involvement, and stability in staffing. Maxfield's current staff represents high performing teachers, paraprofessionals, and support staff dedicated to reaching the goals outlined in the School Improvement Grant: proficiency levels of 65% in math and 70% in reading. As a SIG school, Maxfield will be eligible to upgrade its MDE ranking based on 2013 MCA test results.
Nancy Stachel, Principal | 380 Victoria St N., St Paul, MN 55104 | (651) 293-8680 | Get directions