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 K - 5.  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