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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
    B
  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 3,237 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 74% of students are at least proficient in math and 72% in reading.
Address
4955 Peony Ln N
Plymouth, MN 55446
Telephone
(763) 745-6610

Wayzata High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
72%
Percent Proficient - Math
74%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1410
90 responses
Average ACT
29
506 responses
AP Enrollment
30%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Cost of Living
    B-
  4. Good for Families
    A+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$88,378
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,187
National
$949
Median Home Value
$310,900
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
94%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.35 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.35 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 109 responses
Report
  • Mr. Wayzata, Wayzata Idol and Homecoming week
    24%
  • Prom and watching football
    23%
  • Sing-a-Grams
    15%
  • Matchmaker
    7%
  • Survivor
    7%
  • Heart Week
    6%
  • 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
3,237
Free or Reduced Lunch
12%
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.45 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.45 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.45 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$62,563
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.9%
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.52 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.52 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.52 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$15,801/ year
National
$12,239
92%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.60 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.60 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.60 responses
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Wayzata High School Reviews

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Wayzata is a challenging academic environment. There are many AP and advanced courses that can help you prepare for success in college. The administration provides a ton of resources to aid students in whatever they plan to pursue after high school. There are so many things to do! With over 150 clubs and activities, any person can find something that suits their needs. Wayzata has a beautiful campus with many impressive facilities, including nine gyms, a large cafeteria, and a field for every kind of sport. The school needs to be large to hold a massive student population. There are over 3500 kids at Wayzata!
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I had little knowledge of English coming to high school and my freshmen year was only bearable due to my ESL teacher. I had faced no prejudice or had any trouble due to my language, teachers as well as students were always nice and helpful to me. Counselors had watched closely over ESL students, coming every month to class and answering all the questions and concerns we had. They kept encouraging us to challenge ourselves. Now, being senior, my favorite class is AP Lit, though it takes me a very long time to read the books, the discussions we have in class are really great and the opinions other students share are peculiar - I know that I would never think of such interpretations on my own. I partake in forensics event of science olympiad, and I can say, we never have any shortage in chemicals or any required equipment. Though the school was intimidating at first (it is getting close to 4000 students), I had a really good experience here and I am happy to be a Trojan!
Wayzata's one of the best public schools in Minnesota, with a high caliber and expectations for students, along with a wide spread of clubs and sports.
Regrettably, however, the large size of Wayzata both as a school and student body makes it easy for you to feel lost–insignificant and the competition is fierce in both sports and academics among other programs/awards.
It's impossible for someone to know all the students of the school, much less half.
Teachers can have quite a bit of power in their respective departments and be controlling at times.
Because it's so big, the number of clubs is restricted and so student groups that aren't official groups have very little power to move through the school and hold events/fundraisers.
Additionally, lots of clubs require plenty of money to attend and participate in, thus making some almost elitist and difficult to go to, such as debate, speech, BPA, and DECA. Scholarships are offered, but the culture remains.