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.
The Westonka School District serves approximately 2,300 students, grades preK-12:
'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 2023 Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCAs) and Minnesota Test of Academic Skills (MTAS). Overall, Westonka had the third highest percent proficient in math (74%), the fourth highest percent proficient in reading (73%) and the third highest percent proficient in science (63%) in the state of districts testing at least 100 students in a grade level in 2023.
- Overall State Math Ranking - #3 in state
- Overall State Reading Ranking - #4 in state
- Overall State Science Ranking - #3 in state
- 16 out of the 17 state-mandated assessments in grades 3-11 were in the Top 10 across the state; 11 were in the Top 5
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."
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).
Strong Student/Teacher Ratios
Average Class Sizes in 2022-23:
Primary School: 22.10
Middle and High School: 21.69
- 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 K-12
- Secondary students use mobile devices at school and at home as the primary way to access curriculum
- Learn more about Edge21
Strong College Prep Program
- College counseling and planning begins in 7th grade
- Strong portfolio of Advanced Placement courses
- College-in-the-Schools (CIS) Spanish
- Post-Secondary Enrollment Options
- College credit-bearing Project Lead the Way engineering program
- Districtwide engineering curriculum
- 41 AP Scholar Awards for exceptional achievement on 2023 AP Exams
- 64% of AP Exams earned a score a 3 or higher (usually the minimum to earn college credit)
- 2022 ACT composite score: 21.9—exceeds the 21.0 state average and 19.8 national average.
- Learn more about post-secondary readiness
Generous Community Support
- Westonka Schools receives financial support from a local educational foundation
- An operating levy increase approved by voters in 2019 secured 10 years of stable funding for the school district
- Over $285,000 in locally-sponsored scholarships awarded to the class of 2023
- Thanks to our community's generous support of a 2016 bond referendum, Westonka opened a new activity center and state-of-the-art performing arts center on the high school campus
Award-Winning Activities (2022-23)
- 6 state tournament teams, including one state champion—High Kick Dance (1st), Jazz Dance (3rd), Girls Swim & Dive (3rd), Gymnastics (4th), Wrestling (4th) and Boys Track & Field (4th)
- Westonka also sent individuals to state in boys swim & dive, girls Nordic skiing, boys golf and girls track & field
- 155 students competed at the state DECA meet
- 28 students qualified for DECA Internationals
- 2 All-State band members
- Superior and “Best in Site” recognitions from Region 2AA band and choir concerts
- 6 Superior awards and five Awards of Excellence at the 2023 MSHSL Visual Arts Festival
- 5 Spotlight recognitions from Hennepin Theatre Trust for the MWHS fall musical, “Oliver!”
- 13 Hennepin Theatre Trust Spotlight awards for the MWHS spring play, “The Play that Goes Wrong,” including an Achievement in Theatre honor
7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Kevin Borg, Superintendent
Sarah Grimm, Coordinator
8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Hilltop Primary School
Michael Moch, Principal
9:00 a.m. - 3:40 p.m.
Shirley Hills Primary School
Scott Eidsness, Principal
9:00 a.m. - 3:40 p.m.
Grandview Middle School
Christine Keeley-Zachow, Principal
8:10 a.m. - 2:50 p.m.
Mound Westonka High School
Jolene Herfel, Principal
8:20 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.