School Hours:
Start Time – 8:40
End Time –  3:05
Breakfast  – 8:25-8:40
Extended Learning 
Time – 3:15-5:15
Office Hours – 7:30-4:00

Mission Statement

Mission: We exist to ensure that all students learn.

Vision: Creating community that values its children and their quality of life. 

Values: Commitment, Cooperation, Respect, Compassion, and Hope.

Lucy Craft Laney Community School is a Minneapolis Public School serving PK-5th grade students in North Minneapolis. Our approximately 500 students range between the ages of four and eleven years old.

We believe that it is our responsibility to deliver the keys to academic achievement so that our children can embrace learning.

As a community, we show value for our children and their quality of life by modeling commitment through holding ourselves to high standards; cooperation through family and community partnerships; respect through a focus on culturally relevant teaching; compassion through intentional child development practices; and, hope through an unwavering belief in our children's lifelong successes.



Open House-Wednesday, Aug. 28th 4-6
Friday, August 16, 2019 8:50 AM

Lucy Laney takes great pride in our Fall Open House.  This year we will be welcoming families on Thursday, August 28 from 4-6.  Students and families will get an opportunity to meet their new teachers and celebrate the upcoming school year. We are excited to reconnect with the entire Lucy Laney family!

Mauri Friestleben Named New Principal of North High School
Tuesday, August 6, 2019 9:50 AM

Dear Lucy Laney Community,

I am writing to share with you that Principal Mauri Friestleben has been named as the new principal of North High School. Assistant Principal Lisa Pawelak has been named as the interim principal at Lucy Laney for the 2019-20 school year. We recognize this will be a big change for you.

As you know, Principal Friestleben has been a committed leader at Laney for the last 10 years. She served as both assistant principal and principal through a period of many changes, and her courageous leadership led to improving outcomes for students, increasing enrollment and more engagement with families. In addition, Principal Friestleben’s work with KARE11 on the “Love Them First” documentary has sparked new ideas and discussion about how to best serve students not only in Minneapolis, but also throughout the country.