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Cedar Riverside Community School has Announced a New Pre-K program. If you have a 4 year old, Please call 612-339-5767 for more information or Click Here

 

 

Contact Us At : 612-339-5767

1610 So. 6th Street Minneapolis,MN 55454 in the Cedar Riverside Plaza

 

 

 

 

CRCS News

One of the most significant issues that charters schools have faced is the budgetary challenges as a result of significant hold back funds from the state. As part of our reality, the pressure was on CRCS to grow and all the while maintaining conservative spending guidelines. This was very challenging because as we grew in students, we needed to continue to support our program with Cedar riverside2specialist and highly qualified educators.
We are proud to say that since 2009 CRCS has become financially stable organization and we have grown in students from 115 in 2009 to 150 in 2012. We have also increased our staff from 15 total staff to 31 teachers, specialist, support staff, and contracted services.



Renovation  News

Another significant piece of our recent success has been a 2 million dollar renovation to CRCs. We went from some 10,000 square feet in 2009 to over 17,000 square feet in 2011. All of our systems were upgraded, Including the heating, cooling, duct work, paint, window, doors, technology and network, and he school is in immaculate condition and our staff, students, and community have a luxurious place to call our community.

 

 

 

 


About Us

The proposal for a charter school in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood grew from the recent history of neighborhood development. A large scale housing development project in much of the neighborhood brought a large population of families with young children to the neighborhood, beginning in 1986. As many of the units in this development were scheduled for Section Eight Housing, the number of children remained large in the immediate future. Approximately half the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood resides in the Riverside Plaza Housing Project and the large number of Section Eight units guaranteed a continued population of children.


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The dramatic increase in housing for families with children was followed by community activity to provide services for the children. In 1989, the West Bank Community Development Corporation (CDC) developed a network of day-care houses, using community resources in housing opportunities to respond to the needs of the families. Local service agencies, the Currie Center and the People's Center, had also increased their programming for children.

Parents and school teachers in the community began discussing the need for a local school in the winter of 1991. In May of 1991, the West Bank CDC, continued its history of supporting family services, agreed to act as the fiscal agent for the proposed school. With CDC backing, a series of community meetings had been held to access the needs of neighborhood families in regards to a school, and had to plan a proposal.

 

 

 

 

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