A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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+
Address
4955 Peony Ln N
Plymouth, MN 55446
Telephone
(763) 745-6610

Wayzata High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
78%
Percent Proficient - Math
80%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1420
73 responses
Average ACT
29
371 responses
AP Enrollment
30%
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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.31 responses
Poll
77%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.31 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 96 responses
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  • Mr. Wayzata, Wayzata Idol and Homecoming week
    24%
  • Prom and watching football
    24%
  • Sing-a-Grams
    14%
  • Matchmaker
    8%
  • Heart Week
    7%
  • Marching Band
    6%
  • Survivor
    5%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,228
Free or Reduced Lunch
12%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.41 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.41 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.41 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.9%
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.48 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.48 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.48 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
$15,801/ year
National
$12,239
91%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.56 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.56 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.56 responses
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I like Wayzata's wide variety of AP courses, along with their various counselors specializing in mental health and chemical health. Teachers are very good, I wish that there was more involvement and input between the students and the administrators, like the student deans. There are many clubs, but they are not widely advertised because of the poor activities communication and accessibility. Compared to Minnetonka, who has a very organized and accessible system for their clubs and it is easy for clubs to communicate with students, Wayzata doesn't have that. However, students are still very involved.
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In my opinion Wayzata High school has been a very insightful experience overall. Being the largest school in the state, Wayzata high started out quite overwhelming. At first the large building, populated student body, and lack of diversity can make it difficult to fit in and find friends. However, Wayzata offers many clubs, athletics, classes, and extra curricular activities for its students. The academics are held to a very high standard as are the students. Class sizes were not overwhelming and I was able to meet with the teacher if I needed help in a class. The school offers many classes which allowed me to explore my likes and dislikes very well. Wayzata is mostly a college readiness school, having several one on one and group counseling to make sure each and every student is on track to graduate and make plans and follow up with the consoler post high school. I felt very safe in this school and the building itself is new and luxurious.
I have had a great experience at Wayzata. I feel more than prepared for college next fall, and believe I received one of the best educations possible. Though the curriculum is challenging, it was enjoyable for me to learn and stretch my mind into places it hadn't gone before. Some things I would like to see change is the emphasis on grades rather than learning. Wayzata is very much about the numbers (test and quiz scores, overall percentages) and that's what stresses kids out. I think if the teachers were more human with the kids and emphasized the importance of learning and developing an understanding of the material, rather than grades, the environment of the school would be healthier.