The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation awarded Minnetonka Public Schools its coveted Best Communities for Music Education Award. This is Minnetonka's 6th consecutive time being recognized!
NAMM recognizes schools, teachers and community leaders for their outstanding efforts in supporting music education and integrating many diverse and advanced music classes into the school's core curriculum. NAMM stresses the importance of music education: in 2018, the Music Matters report offered key findings in which music students generally do better in math, English, and science classes than non-music students. As an added benefit of music education, the report also claimed that more music and art opportunities in schools were correlated with a fewer dropout rate and a reduced number of suspensions.
The Best Communities for Music Education program evaluates schools and districts based on funding, staffing of highly qualified teachers, commitment to standards and access to music instruction. Through this rigorous evaluation, NAMM honors the best schools in the nation for music education.
Minnetonka schools is honored to receive this recognition and plans to continue inspiring students to excel in music and arts education.