Points of Pride
Niche.com ranks both Minnetonka High School and the Minnetonka School District #1 in Minnesota. Rankings are based on data from the U.S. Department of Education and reviews and survey responses from students and families.
The College Board named Minnetonka High School to the 7th Annual AP District Honor Roll for increasing access to Advanced Placement courses, while maintaining or improving scores on Advanced Placement Exams (Minnetonka pass rate 86%, state pass rate 66%).
Newsweek ranked Minnetonka High School #4 in Minnesota and #123 nationally based on calculations of ACT, SAT, Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate (IB), graduation rate, college admissions rate, guidance counselor ratios and more. More than 15,000 public high schools were analyzed, ranking MHS in the top 1% nationally.
The Washington Post lists Minnetonka High School as one of America’s Most Challenging High Schools—ranked #4 in Minnesota and #278 nationally. Rankings are determined by the number of Advanced Placement and IB tests given, divided by the number of seniors who graduated that year. Only 12% of U.S. high schools made the list.
U.S. News & World Report ranked Minnetonka High School #7 in Minnesota and #477 nationally. It also gave MHS a Gold Medal STEM High School recognition. Rankings are based on math and reading tests, graduation rates and the degree to which students are prepared for college-level work. More than 22,000 public high schools were ranked, putting MHS in the top 2% nationally.
We are recognized as one of the best communities in the nation for music education by the NAMM Foundation. Designations are made to districts and schools that demonstrate an exceptionally high commitment and access to music education.
The Hennepin Theatre Trust recognized the MHS fall musical, Bye Bye Birdie, with 19 Spotlight Awards and the spring musical, Titanic, with 26 Spotlight Awards. The competition One Act play, Larry Kramer’s The Normal Heart, won the state’s highest honor—a starred performance at the MSHSL 2017 One Act Festival.
This year, 65 MHS students were honored with Gold Key, Silver Key or Honorable Mention awards through the Scholastic Art and Writing Award program. Senior Anna Barnard earned a Gold Key Award and was named an American Voices nominee (best in state) for her short story.
2017 state champion teams: Boys Alpine Skiing, Adapted Bowling ASD, Tonka Cheer (state and national champions), Boys Swimming and Diving, Girls Track and Field (True Team Champions).
The following teams qualified for state tournaments in 2017: Boys Golf, Boys Tennis, Girls Alpine Skiing, Girls Basketball, Girls Cross Country, Adapted Floor Hockey, Football, Gymnastics, Girls Soccer, Girls Swimming and Diving, Wrestling.
Parent Survey Highlights
- 93% of residents trust our District leaders to do what is right for children.
- 98% of our community believes Minnetonka Schools are a good value for the investment.