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Metro Deaf School

Metro Deaf School is a coeducational public special needs charter school for students in grades Pre-K through 12.

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Metro Deaf School is a public charter school serving Deaf, Deafblind, and Hard of Hearing students in the 7 county Twin Cities Metro Area of Minnesota and parts of western Wisconsin.

Warning: This profile was created by without the knowledge or consulting of Metro Deaf School. This profile contains a number of inaccuracies that Metro Deaf School is seeking to have corrected. If you would like correct information about the program at Metro Deaf School, please contact one of our directors.


Metro Deaf School, a free public charter school serving Preschool-12th Grade, provides a bilingual and interdisciplinary curriculum using American Sign Language (ASL) and English for students who are primarily deaf, deafblind, and hard-of-hearing.

Mission Statement

Metro Deaf School promotes academic excellence for Deaf and Hard of Hearing students using an ASL/English bilingual approach. Our primary purpose is to empower our students to develop the skills and knowledge to succeed as global citizens.


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Public charter schools are supported through lower levels of direct, public funding, as well as though private subsidies. As with district public schools, they do not charge tuition to students who attend them.



100% of students graduate from Metro Deaf School

Academic Calendar: Semester

Adequate Yearly Progress

AYP for Reading was Not Met for the year 2012.

AYP for Math was Met for the year 2012.

AYP for Attendance was Met for the year 2012.

AYP was Not Met Overall for the year 2012.

AYP is a measurement defined by the United States federal No Child Left Behind Act that allows the U.S. Department of Education to determine how every public school and school district in the country is performing academically according to results on standardized tests.

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 96
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
Pre-K 7
Kindergarten 6
1 7
2 7
3 11
4 7
5 10
6 8
7 5
8 4
9 10
10 3
12 11

Metro Deaf School's relatively even enrollment profile may offer insights into student retention rates, local population changes, real estate costs, and the accessibility of alternative educational options. to find out more about the specific factors influencing Metro Deaf School's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 4 : 1
Gender 61% Male / 39% Female
Socioeconomic Diversity

66% of students qualify for a free or reduced price school lunch at Metro Deaf School.

Executive Director   Susan Lane-Outlaw
Dean of Students   Melissa Sweetmilk


Student Life is our year long after school program that encompasses a wide range of activities. Meeting Monday-Thursday from 3:15-5pm, Student Life offers sports, recreational games, academic support, school clubs and arts/crafts time. Deaf/Hard of Hearing students ages 4 and up are welcome to participate in age appropriate activities with the support of full time staff. Our goal is to provide students with age appropriate activities and the opportunity for peer socialization to promote growth and stability.
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