About MWHS

  • Overview

    • Mound Westonka High School serves approximately 850 students in grades 8-12
    • Over 80% of MWHS teachers have master's degrees or higher

    'Best High School' Recognitions

    • Mound Westonka High School is regularly recognized as one of the top high schools in the country by national publications, including the Washington Post and U.S. News & World Report
    • MWHS is home to the 2017 Minnesota Teacher of the Year, English teacher Corey Bulman
    • MWHS was one of only 26 Minnesota schools included on the Washington Post’s 2017 list of America’s Most Challenging High Schools

    Academic Excellence

    • Westonka was one of only 11 Minnesota districts named to the College Board’s 2012 AP® District Honor Roll for increasing access to AP Exams as well as the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher (usually the minimum to earn college credit).
    • Competitive class sizes: 22.77 average class size in 2016-2017

    21st Century Skills

    • Westonka’s Edge21 Technology Plan transforms the method by which curriculum is delivered to students and personalizes the learning experience for students
    • Every MWHS student has a Google Chromebook to use at school and at home as the primary way to access curriculum
    • The Westonka Tech Interns course teaches students to repair Chromebooks and other technology
    • The Project Lead the Way engineering program offers two- and four-year college credit and features an innovative "Fab Lab"

    Post-Secondary Readiness

    • College counseling and planning
    • 11 Advanced Placement courses as well as advanced and honors courses
    • College-in-the-Schools (CIS) Spanish
    • Post-secondary enrollment options
    • 32 AP Scholar Awards in 2018, including two National AP Scholars
    • 56% of students taking AP Exams in 2018 scored a 3 or higher (usually the minimum to earn college credit)
    • 2018 ACT composite score: 24.1—exceeds the 21.3 state average and 20.8 national average

    Building Connections

    • Link Crew student leadership program
    • Foreign exchange mentorship program
    • Westonka Summer Institute—global immersion program for effective leadership in business, science, archeology, public service and education
    • Beijing Sister School
    • Mandarin Chinese, CIS Spanish and American Sign Language

    Generous Community Support

    • Over $124,000 in locally-sponsored scholarships awarded to the class of 2018