Rochester Public Schools

Longfellow 45-15 District-Wide Elementary School

Encouraging Exploration, Creativity, & Collaboration

Filled with natural daylight, the new $32.7 million Longfellow Elementary School features large and small group learning commons, a cafeteria, media center, gymnasium, playground, safe and secure entries, and classrooms specifically designed for students to gather and collaborate. The 100,500-square-foot building was completed in August 2022.


The light-filled learning commons serves as the perfect backdrop for small-group sessions, meetings between students and paraprofessionals, and a quiet place to read or study.

Learning From Each Other

Serving approximately 320 students in grades K-5 in southeast Rochester, MN, the design of Longfellow Elementary School reflects a population of diverse learners who represent an array of countries and cultures from around the world.

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A favorite among staff and students, the large learning commons provides plentiful daylight, comfortable seating, and state-of-the-art technology to its users.

Teaching and Learning Happen Everywhere

Longfellow 45-15 Elementary School follows a 45-15 instructional calendar with school beginning the last week of July, following a six-week summer vacation. Because Longfellow is an Apple Distinguished School, it was important to integrate technology into all areas of the building to help their educators prepare students for the future.


Still the Fan Favorite

Located outside the cafeteria and near the bus dropoff, the playground is the fan favorite among students at Longfellow. Fresh air, exercise, sunshine, and playing with friends are first and foremost when headed out the doors for recess.

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