About Grandview

  • Overview

    • Grandview Middle School serves approximately 600 students in grades 5-7
    • Over 90% of Grandview's licensed staff hold a master's degree or higher
    • Block scheduling provides 80 minutes of math and language arts instruction daily


    • Westonka’s edge21 technology plan personalizes learning and embeds 21st century skills like creativity, critical thinking, collaboration & problem solving
    • Each Grandview student has a Chromebook to use at school and at home, and all classrooms have SMARTBoards and sound amplification systems
    • Grandview utilizes “Smart PE”—a way of transforming gym class using wearable sensors

    Academic Excellence

    • Grandview students consistently rank among the best in the state on the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCAs)
    • Grandview ranks as the No. 5 Best Middle School in Minnesota for 2022, according to "U.S. News & World Report."
    • Grandview is a four-time Minnesota Department of Education Reward School (Top 15% of Title I schools in Minnesota)

    Enrichment & Extension

    • Grandview students have been national qualifiers in the Future Cities and Future Problem Solving competitions
    • Enrichment offerings include: Destination Imagination, Continental Math, Math Masters, Word Master Open, Geography Bee, Spelling Bee, yearbook and archery

    21st Century Curriculum

    • Grandview participates in the University of Minnesota’s Ramp-Up to Readiness program for high school, college and career preparation
    • STEM, art, choir, band and Post Secondary Skills are offered in all three grades
    • Advanced math and language arts courses
    • Before, during and after school academic support is available

    School Climate & Connectedness

    • The Where Everyone Belongs (WEB) program helps students with the transition to middle school
    • Advisory and bullying prevention curriculum promotes a positive school climate, social & emotional learning and positive behavior
    • Students build positive connections through a variety of activities and programs
      • “Morning Meeting” team-building activities
      • School service and fundraising projects
      • Sixth-grade Courage Retreat
      • Two team-building field trips each year
    • The Grandview Parent Teacher Organization meets every other month
    • Parent/student annual surveys foster continual improvement
    • Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) program helps ensure a positive learning environment
    • Character Education is explicitly taught using the Second Step curriculum.

    Student Celebrations

    • Grandview celebrates student achievements and positive behavior several times throughout the year.
    • Recognitions include:
      • “PRIDE Passes” positive behavior incentives
      • “Portraits of PRIDE” character awards
      • “Reward Days” to celebrate success
      • Student Celebration Assemblies
      • “PRIDE” postcards

    Community Education

    • Westonka Community Education offers recreation and enrichment opportunities for students in all grades
    • Offerings include sports teams, Spanish classes, music lessons and more

Westonka Edge21

2022 Best Middle Schools badge
Overall Reading Progress Ribbon
Reward School 2016