Achievements
  • Students want to be here because they are inspired to learn and feel welcomed and respected, which they show us through great attendance and 0% truancy
  • Our families participate in multiple ways and at extremely high rates, with 100% participation at parent-teacher conferences, and more than 3,000 family and community members attending our Hmong New Year event. 
  • Parents consistently give CSE high satisfaction ratings on annual stakeholder satisfaction surveys.
  • CSE expects academic success and provides a rigorous academic program with college preparation provided for all students.
  • We conduct home visits at the beginning of the school year to help teachers, parents and students set academic and non-academic goals, establish positive relationships, and get to know one another as a foundation to having a successful school year.
  • CSE provides city-wide transportation, with buses picking up students at their door, or no more than a block away from their home.
  • We use multiple sources of data to track student performance, including state tests (MCA IIIs) and twice-a-year progress tests (NWEA). 
  • CSE staff believe in our mission and take part in supporting all of our students — whatever their position.  Our CSE team treats each other and our students as extended family.  Our teachers enthusiastically participate in collaborative and on-going professional development. 
  • Our meal program is amazing.  Our chefs prepare freshly made meals to students and staff each day, with four meals a week including Hmong traditional food.  At CSE, we know that a healthy learning and working environment includes good food to stimulate the brain and satisfy the palate.


  • Our Global Connections program provides students the opportunity to travel abroad to  Laos, Thailand, China and Vietnam to participate in real-time international learning experiences.
  • CSE weaves technology into learning with a 1:1 laptop program for all middle school students, as well as three computer labs, a laptop cart, and a computer station in all elementary classrooms. 
  • Our creative and supportive programming has garnered interest and visits from the U.S. Department of Education, as well as local and international education organizations.