Armatage is a community school in the Armatage neighborhood of Southwest Minneapolis serving students in Kindergarten through 5th Grade. We believe in educating the whole child and work to meet the needs of each student academically, socially and emotionally.
Armatage Elementary School was built in 1952 and named in recognition of a distinguished leader by the name of Maude Armatage, the first woman elected to the Minneapolis park board. Armatage served as a member of the Minneapolis Board of Park Commissioners for 30 years and was instrumental in developing one of the finest park systems in the country at the time. Her interests were broad in scope, among which included education and recreation for children and adults. She was responsible for a resolution establishing joint use of school board and park board facilities for recreational purposes. She was a pioneer in the campaign for women’s rights and became actively engaged in the issue at a time when it was unpopular to do so. Her devotion to duty and integrity, as well as her pleasing personality, love for children, and outstanding character, were hallmarks of her life. Since that time, the neighborhood has continued to grow and develop in the direction first inspired by Maude Armatage.
Reference: Armatage Neighborhood Association