Welcome to Minnetonka Schools! Our District is focused on world-class, child-centered excellence in early childhood, elementary and secondary education. The District is known for academic rigor, excellence in the arts and athletics, and choice and flexibility for students and families.
Amazing opportunities for students
Each child is as unique as every parent’s hopes and dreams, and our equally excellent schools provide specialized programs designed to meet the learning needs and interests of each child. Hover over the Academics tab, above, to explore specialty programs like computer coding, language immersion in Chinese, English or Spanish, high potential programs, VANTAGE, Minnetonka Research and more.
Outstanding achievement at all levels
Student achievement in Minnetonka is at an all-time high and ranks among the best in the nation.
The foundation of learning begins early in preschool and elementary school (grades K-5). Our students gain more than a year’s academic growth in a year’s time. Our average 5th grader is six grade levels ahead in reading and math compared to national norms.
Our two middle schools (6th-8th grade) offer flexibility and support for students to discover talents and explore interests. We offer general, honors and some accelerated courses. Students are carefully placed to ensure they are appropriately challenged all three years. Among west metro school districts, our students rank #1 in reading, #2 in science and in the top three for math on state tests. Success goes beyond academics: More than 80% of middle school students are involved in at least one after-school activity, fostering healthy social-emotional development.
Minnetonka High School (9th-12th grade) is ranked among the best high schools in America. Here, students develop and grow within a safe and effective learning environment, excelling in academics, activities, arts and athletics. The Class of 2016 had an average ACT score of 26.7 and 79% took one or more Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) classes during their high school career. In May 2016, students took 2,376 AP exams with an 86.2% success rate (score of three or higher) compared to the state success rate of 66.2% and global success rate of 60.2%.
Innovative and engaged faculty
It’s all about relationships! Our faculty have a genuine love for children and learning. They know how to make critical connections that will ignite a spark and love of learning in your child, too. Our community agrees: 94% positively rate Minnetonka teacher performance.
The Minnetonka Teaching and Learning Instructional Framework places the child at the center of our curriculum. Beyond reading, writing and math, we nurture collaboration, communication, critical thinking, creativity, global learning, technology fluency, and real-world experiences.
Our teachers are integral to our culture of innovation. They embrace technology as an accelerator of learning, from coding curriculum to modern tools that keep classroom resources relevant and up-to-date. They are well-versed in design thinking and project-based, personalized learning that will prepare every child for a future that can only be imagined.
93% of residents trust our District leaders to do what is right for children
We value our supportive and involved parent community
94% of residents believe our schools are a good value for the investment
Strong community support
Our students benefit from a strong and giving community with unmatched parent involvement and support. We welcome volunteer help at every school and during exciting community events. You can look forward to getting involved, meeting other parents and building important relationships of your own.
Responsible financial stewardship
Minnetonka is the only district in the metro area to have weathered the recession without budget cuts since 2005. We are one of only 70 school districts nationwide with a Moody’s Aaa Bond rating—the highest rating possible. In 2015, our community approved two funding referendums which provided operating revenue and dedicated technology funding through 2025—72% of voters supported the funding, and 93% of our community trusts District leaders to do what is right for children.
You want the best education for your child… so do we! We welcome you to take the next step: request a tour or contact our registration office today.
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Minnetonka Schools Student Registration
5621 County Rd 101
Minnetonka, MN 55345
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays