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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  • '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.

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  • SchoolDigger SchoolDigger Top School Districts

    Westonka Public Schools is ranked 7th out of 448 Minnesota districts (and 1st among traditional public school districts) by SchoolDigger and has a 5-star overall rating.

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  • Best Middle SchoolU.S. News & World Report 'Best Middle Schools'

    Grandview Middle School ranks as the 10th "Best Middle School" in Minnesota, according to U.S. News & World Report.

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  • 32nd Best High SchoolU.S. News & World Report 'Best High Schools'

    MWHS ranks as the 32nd "Best High School" in Minnesota, according to U.S. News & World Report for 2024.

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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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  • MDE logoMDE School Finance Award

    Westonka Public Schools received the 2023 School Finance Award from the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE), which recognizes school organizations for sound financial management policies and procedures.

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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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  • 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 2022-23:
    Kindergarten: 20.88
    Primary School: 22.10
    Middle and High School: 21.69

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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 advanced and 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 K-12
    • Secondary 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 (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.
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  • 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
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  • 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
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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:
    9:00 a.m. - 3:40 p.m.

    Shirley Hills Primary School
    Scott Eidsness, Principal
    (952) 491-8401
    School Hours:
    9:00 a.m. - 3:40 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
    Jolene Herfel, Principal
    (952) 491-8101
    School Hours:
    8:20 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.