Why Westonka? It's the Best of Both Worlds!

  • Westonka offers lower class sizes and individual attention along with a wide variety of co-curricular opportunities and a full portfolio of honors and college-level courses. Our passion for innovation and academic excellence means our graduates leave prepared for college and success in the 21st century.

    Learn why Westonka is the district of choice for so many families in the western suburbs.

Fast Facts

  • Our Schools

    The Westonka School District serves approximately 2,300 students, grades preK-12:

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  • Bulman Teacher Home of 2017 Minnesota Teacher of the Year Corey Bulman

    Mound Westonka High School English teacher Corey Bulman was named 2017 Minnesota Teacher of the Year.

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  • 2019 Niche Rankings Niche Best School Districts

    Westonka Public Schools ranks 11th in the state in the 2019 Niche.com Best School Districts ranking.

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  • 2019 Safest School Districts Safest School Districts

    Westonka is the #2 safest school district in Minnesota, according to the 2019 Niche.com Safest School Districts Ranking.

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  • SchoolDigger SchoolDigger Top School Districts

    The Westonka School District is ranked 13th out of 440 Minnesota districts by SchoolDigger.

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  • GreatSchools GreatSchools District Rating

    The Westonka School District has a perfect 10 out of 10 rating on GreatSchools.org.

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  • Best High Schools Logo U.S. News & World Report Best High Schools

    MWHS ranks as the 12th Best High School in Minnesota and No. 703 in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report in 2019.

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  • Blue Ribbon National Blue Ribbon Primary Schools

    Both of Westonka's primary schools have been awarded National Blue Ribbon Awards by the U.S. Department of Education for "exemplary education."

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  • AP Honor Roll AP District Honor Roll

    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 while also increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher (usually the minimum to earn college credit).

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  • Strong Student/Teacher Ratios

    Average Class Sizes in 2017-2018:
    Kindergarten: 19.56
    Primary School: 21.00
    Middle and High School: 23.85

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  • High Ability Student Choices

    • Full Gifted and Talented program in the primary schools
    • Accelerated and honors courses for middle school
    • High school honors courses
    • 11 Advanced Placement courses
    • Two CIS Spanish courses
    • Learn more about GATES
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  • Westonka Edge21

    • The Westonka Public Schools Edge21 Technology Plan furthers the district’s commitment to increasing student learning and engagement and to ensuring that all Westonka students are college and career ready by the time they graduate
    • 1:1 devices in grades 1-12—students use mobile devices at school and at home as the primary way to access curriculum.
    • Learn more about Edge21

     

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  • Strong College Prep Program

    • College counseling and planning begins in 7th grade
    • Strong portfolio of Advanced Placement Courses
    • College-in-the-Schools Spanish
    • Post-Secondary Enrollment Options
    • College credit-bearing Project Lead the Way engineering program
    • Districtwide engineering curriculum
    • 32 AP Scholar Awards for exceptional achievement on 2018 AP Exams
    • 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.
    • Learn more about post-secondary readiness
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  • Generous Community Support

    • Financial support from local educational foundation
    • 2016 bond referendum passed to build community athletics & recreation center and performing arts center, which are now open on the high school campus
    • Over $124,000 in locally sponsored scholarships awarded in 2018
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  • 16 Consecutive Years of 'Best in State' MCA Performance

    Westonka students, from the primary schools to the high school, scored in the Top 10 districts in the state on 2018 Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCAs). Overall, Westonka is ranked #12 in the state in math and #15 in the state in reading.

    • Grade 3 is ranked #8 in state in reading
    • Grade 4 is ranked #6 in state in reading
    • Grade 5 is ranked #2 in state in math, #8 in state in reading
    • Grade 6 is ranked #2 in the state in math
    • Grade 7 is ranked #8 in the state in math
    • Grade 10 is ranked #6 in the state in reading
    • Grade 11 is ranked #7 in the state in math

     

    >>See how our test scores compare to our neighbors

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Contacts

  • District Office
    Email Us
    (952) 491-8000
    Office Hours:
    7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    Superintendent
    Kevin Borg, Superintendent
    (952) 491-8001

    Westonka Preschool
    Sarah Grimm, Coordinator
    (952) 491-8580
    School Hours:
    8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

    Hilltop Primary School
    Michael Moch, Principal
    (952) 491-8501
    School Hours:
    9:05 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

    Shirley Hills Primary School
    Scott Eidsness, Principal
    (952) 491-8401
    School Hours:
    9:05 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

    Grandview Middle School
    Christine Keeley-Zachow, Principal
    (952) 491-8301
    School Hours:
    8:10 a.m. - 2:50 p.m.

    Mound Westonka High School
    Mark McIlmoyle, Principal
    (952) 491-8101
    School Hours:
    8:20 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.