About Minnequa Elementary School

  • Location:
    1708 East Orman Ave. |  Pueblo, CO 81004

    Telephone: 719-549-7580
    Fax: 719-253-5259

    Attendance Line: 719-549-7580
    (to report a student absence or tardy)

    Email: minnequa@pueblocityschools.us

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    Bird's eye view Minnequa Elementary with St. Mary Corwin Hospital in the background

    Nestled in the heart of the historic Bessemer neighborhood, Minnequa Elementary has grown along with its generations of students, dating all the way back to 1902. 

    With a rich history behind it, today's Minnequa thrives as a place for students and teachers to innovate and connect with education in a variety of ways. Minnequa is an Innovation School, and that allows teachers to reach students in creative ways. 

    Minnequa also partners with Gateway to the Southwest, an artistic initiative designed to cast Pueblo as a "gateway to the Southwest" through a series of art pieces and sculptures. Minnequa students are invited into this process, and the kids get to see these sculptures close-up before they are unveiled to the community.

    With Minnequa as a historic centerpiece of Bessemer, its surrounding community stays involved with the school, and students see that giving back to their neighborhood's school is an expectation and a way of life.

    Our Vision:

    We will create a culture of learning that develops all scholars into tomorrow’s extraordinary citizens.

    Our Mission:

    We will engage scholars in authentic learning that empowers them to reach their highest potential in a changing global community.