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About Patrick Henry High School
PHHS Strategic Plan
PHHS Strategic Plan

Patrick Henry High School is a diverse community that values and supports the experiences of inquiry and learning through meaningful opportunities that bring intercultural understanding to our students, our staff, our neighbors and our world.

Patrick Henry is a community where all stakeholders will work systematically to close educational and opportunity gaps to become a stronger, higher performing IB World school ensuring that all students are college, career, and life ready.

School Colors:

Scarlet and Grey

School Nickname:
Patriots / Pats/ PHamily

School Song:
Look us over, Look us over

Come right down that line

We can stand first class inspection

Cause we’re right up to perfection

We’re from Henry, We’re from Henry

That’s the reason why.

Fight team let’s Fight for dear old Henry High.



Patriot Pledge:

I will respect myself and others.

I will do my personal best.

I will make good decisions.

I will honor myself, my school, my family, and my community.

I will pursue the college or career of my choice.

School Improvement Plan (SIP)

Henry High: 2020-21 School Improvement Plan

Every school in Minneapolis Public Schools is required to develop, implement, and monitor a school improvement plan (SIP). The following plan sets the goals that our school community is working to achieve and identifies the specific strategies or activities that will help us reach those goals together. If you have questions or comments about our improvement plan, please reach out using our main telephone number listed below.


School Name: School Number: Grades Served: Principal: Phone:

Street Address:

Henry High
9th Grade - 12th Grade
Yusuf Abdullah
4320 Newton Ave North, Minneapolis, 55412

School staff involved in SIP planning or progress monitoring:

Anderson Schmid, Liza, AP Lundgren, Bjorn, AP Abdullah, Yusuf, Principal Reichow, Eric, DPF

Other staff, families, or community members involved in SIP planning or progress monitoring:


Together, our school is working to achieve the following goals.

By 2020-21, the percent of students receiving special education services who graduate in four years will increase from 46% to 67%.

By 2020-21, the percent of students who agree that they feel like they belong at school, as measured by the School Climate survey, will increase from 49% to 75%.

By 2020-21, the percent of students meeting ACT College Ready Benchmarks on all subtests will increase from 4% to 8%.


To reach our school improvement goals, we will utilize the following evidence-based strategies.

Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS)
Description: MTSS is a comprehensive, evidence-based prevention framework. Within MTSS, multiple levels of support are provided to support the academic, social, emotional, and behavioral development of all students. Through it, all students are giving access to inclusive and equitable educational practices that minimize opportunity gaps.

We have selected this strategy for the following reasons: This strategy is focused on creating the best academic learning environments possible for all scholars. We will keep this strategy centered on ensuring all our classrooms have engaging, differentiated instruction.

Social Emotional Learning (SEL)
Description: "Social and emotional learning is the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions" (CASEL, 2016). Social Emotional Learning strategies promote the development of schools that are safe, welcoming, and inclusive learning communities for all stakeholders.

We have selected this strategy for the following reasons: The Patrick Henry Family (PHamily) will engage in social emotional learning process to support the work in examining and taking action towards improving racial equity.


Throughout the year, teams of administrators, teacher leaders, and other staff will track how we're doing with putting our school improvement strategies into place to improve student outcomes and achieve equity.

We will use best practices from implementation science to ensure we're successfully completing each step of the installation and implementation process. As we work through this process with each of our strategies, we'll set a goal for what successful implementation looks like, and we'll make sure we're giving staff the training, resources, and support they need to meet that goal. We'll check in on a regular basis with whether we're meeting those goals and will communicate out our progress to our staff and larger school community.

At the end of the year, we'll complete an Annual Evaluation to reflect on how we did with implementing our school improvement strategies, which will include looking at student outcome data to see if we're making progress toward achieving our school improvement goals.

If we determine that our school improvement strategies or improvement process is not helping us make progress toward our goals, we will work with our stakeholders to change course, because we are always striving to make sure that every student in our school is successful.


Family and community members can contact our school's main telephone number with any questions or comments about our improvement plan and progress. In addition, there are a number of ways that family members of any MPS student can be involved in school improvement, including: participating in Site Council, reaching out to a school's principal or assistant principal(s) directly, and attending parent-teacher conferences. We look forward to working with you this year!