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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    A+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Wayzata High School is a top rated, public school located in Plymouth, MN. It has 3,267 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 77% of students are at least proficient in math and 85% in reading.
Address
4955 Peony Ln N
Plymouth, MN 55446
Telephone
(763) 745-6610
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Wayzata High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
85%
Percent Proficient - Math
77%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1380
123 responses
Average ACT
29
735 responses
AP Enrollment
35%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    A-
Median Household Income
$91,867
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,240
National
$949
Median Home Value
$327,000
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
95%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.43 responses
Poll
84%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.43 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 134 responses
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  • Mr. Wayzata, Wayzata Idol and Homecoming week
    22%
  • Prom and watching football
    20%
  • Sing-a-Grams
    15%
  • Survivor
    9%
  • Heart Week
    8%
  • Matchmaker
    7%
  • Marching Band
    6%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,267
Free or Reduced Lunch
11%
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.53 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.53 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.53 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$68,405
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.3%
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.60 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.60 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.60 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$16,476/ year
National
$12,239
93%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.68 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.68 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.68 responses
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Wayzata High School has been a great place to learn!
It has high expectations for everyone, especially the staff. The staff and teachers are friendly, and in my experience they always are willing to put in extra time to help you.

This is not an easy school to graduate from. It is a school of almost 4,000 students, and it sometimes feels easy to get lost in the croup. However, the school does a lot to make it seem smaller! There are a ton of clubs and activities that help connect you with others.

The school is also very clean. You can spend time with your friends on some couches in the commons, or get a bite to eat in between classes. You don’t need to worry about sitting somewhere dirty, because there really aren’t many dirty places.
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Wayzata High School is a very large community, but that's exactly what it is, a community. I did not feel like just a number, even though I graduated with 800 and some other students. The teachers take an interest in all the students and provide extra help when needed. I also wrestled on the varsity team, coach was not only invested in our wrestling but also our academics.
There are many opportunities to get involved in the high school, you can find anything to fit your interests! The one thing that was missing, I feel is a snow boarding team!
Wayzata high school has provided amazing diversification in my education through a stellar learning environment. I've been able to explore diverse classes from game design to criminal law, and their dynamic list of electives grows yearly. I've received a quality education from caring teachers, and cannot say I regret a single class. A truly kind staff has provided guidance and room to excel. They give a strong sense of place remarkable for a 3,500 student school. My academic responsibilities are rarely drab. Challenging, they evade monotony and teach a well-rounded array of skills. In composition classes, I wrote satirical speeches and delved into rhetoric. Creative writing assigned 3 act stories and a grand open-ended film project. History classes reenacted historical conventions and gave teaching projects left open to creativity. The art club gave me access to pursue new artistic endeavors unaccessible without faculty resources. Wayzata High School has made me into who I am today.