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Achievement and Integration

The purpose of the Achievement and Integration for Minnesota program is to

  • pursue racial and economic integration,
  • increase student achievement,
  • create equitable educational opportunities, and
  • reduce academic disparities based on students' diverse racial, ethnic, and economic backgrounds in Minnesota public schools. 

MPS is identified as a racially isolated district by the Minnesota Department of Education. This means MPS has a higher proportion of "protected-class" students (or students of color) compared to our adjoining districts. This means MPS is required to submit an achievement and integration plan and is eligible to receive funding to support achievement and integration efforts. The Equity and Integration Team oversees the MPS Achievement & Integration plan and budget. 


This plan is developed around goals to reduce disparities in academic achievement goals to reduce disparities in equitable access to effective and more diverse teachers and increasing racial and economic integration.

Racially Identifiable Schools

MPS has 21 racially identifiable schools that are included in this plan. Racially identifiable school means a school where the percent of protected students in a school is more that 20 percentage points above the percentage of protected students in the entire district for the grade levels served by that school. These schools receive additional funding to support targeted strategies at their sites. 

View the MPS 2023-2026 Achievement and Integration plan



Derek Francis
Executive Director
Equity and School Climate

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