Welcome to Oneka Elementary

Ensuring students are immersed in authentic and unique experiences that honor diversity and serve our community and world.


Oneka is a neighborhood school that serves the Hugo area within the White Bear Lake School District.  Oneka serves grades 2 - 5, with the K-1 students attending Hugo Elementary.  Our staff is committed to working together to challenge each student to reach their greatest potential.



Oneka Elementary

Our Mission

The mission of Hugo and Oneka Elementary, a trusted leader in student-driven, innovative education, as part of a growing, thriving, tight-knit community that acknowledges our past and embraces our future, is to empower lifelong learners in a loving, compassionate, inviting environment where all feel safe to explore and take risks, by fostering:

  • A climate that celebrates and respects diverse people and ideas

  • Curious, passionate and confident students who advocate for their own learning

  • Social and emotional health and wellness

  • Educational opportunities that are authentic, compelling, and relevant

  • Active engagement in local and global citizenship