Atheneum Gifted Magnet Program

Atheneum Ranked No. 1 in Minnesota

usnews.comU.S. News & World Report ranked Atheneum Gifted Magnet Program as the No. 1 public elementary school in Minnesota for 2023. The Best Elementary Schools list ranks the top 75% of traditional, magnet, and charter public elementary schools in each state. Atheneum was ranked above more than 800 Minnesota elementary schools.


Principal Tina WilletteAtheneum Gifted Magnet Program is proud to be a National Blue Ribbon High Performing School. The U.S. Department of Education awarded the school the designation in 2011. Atheneum serves students in grades 2-5. Students invited to participate have been tested and found to be in the superior range of cognitive ability.

The program's mission is to provide a self-contained classroom option for students to enhance the daily academic rigor that will motivate and challenge this group of learners.

School Info

 Atheneum Gifted Magnet
 Program at Salem Hills

 5899 Babcock Trail
 Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077-2112
 School Hours: 7:50 AM - 2:30 PM

 Office: 651-306-7300
 Attendance Line: 651-306-7302

 Fax: 651-306-7321

 Principal Tina Willette
 Gifted & Talented Services Coordinator Rachel McLaughlin

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