Enrollment - Wayzata Public Schools (2022)

  • How do I enroll my student?
  • I moved to a new home within the district. What do I need to do?
  • Is my home within the Wayzata Public Schools?
  • Is Wayzata Public Schools offering Open Enrollment?
  • Can my student take an extended vacation?
  • We are moving out of the district. How do I withdraw my student?
  • Qué Tal Spanish Language Program (After School Grades K-8)
  • What options are available for preschool?
  • How do I enroll in Wayzata Kids childcare?
  • Are there other childcare options available aside from Wayzata Kids?
  • What data does the State of Minnesota collect of my student?

How do I enroll my student?

For your convenience, current or future residents may register their students using ourNew Student Enrollment Portal.

Please submit your application, including the mandatory documents listed below to avoid a delay in processing. You can attach documents during the online application process, email to welcome@wayzataschools.orgor fax to 763-745-5096.

You may also download the Kindergarten or Grades 1-12 Registration Packet, complete forms and email to welcome@wayzataschools.org or fax to 763-745-5096. Please include the mandatory documents listed below to avoid a delay in processing.

K-12 Registration Packet

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Mandatory documents for grades K-12

Parents need to submit the following items to register yourstudent(s).

  • Proof of Residency - documentation provided must be current, accurate, and valid
Renting:Lease Agreement
Homeowner:Warranty Deed from closing documents or Hennepin County tax statement if property homesteaded
New Build:Purchase Agreement (submit Warranty Deed after closing)
  • Birth certificate
  • Current immunization records (must be on file to start school)
  • Name and address of previous school attended
  • Minnesota early childhood screening (incoming kindergarten students only)
  • All legal custody documents

Please complete appropriate forms for your student:

  • Registration packet for Grades K-12
  • Middle school electives form Grades 6-8

After enrollment confirmed by Welcome Center grades 9-12:

  • Call high school registrar, Nancy Vogt, at 763-745-6731to schedule counselor appointment or requesttranscript
  • Please review registration guide in advance of meeting

I moved to a new home within the district. What do I need to do?

Please email the Welcome Center with a copy of the signed lease or purchaseagreement for the new home. Please provide the main page and signatures and include your child's(ren) name.We will reply to discuss any potential changes in school of attendance.

Is my home within the Wayzata Public Schools?

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The new development on the former Hollydale Golf Course is aligned to Plymouth Creek Elementary School, East Middle School and Wayzata High School.

Is Wayzata Public Schools offering Open Enrollment?

Statewide enrollment options, informally known as open enrollment, is Minnesota’s public school choice option that allows students and parents to have access to schools that are not within their resident district. This program allows student enrollment from one school district into another

2022-2023School Year

The Wayzata School Board has voted to close open enrollment (families not living within school district boundaries) for the 2022-2023school year in grades 1-12 due to capacity constraints. Applications for a small number of kindergarten-age students (1% of the class size) will be approved. Per Minnesota State Statute, siblings of existing students and children of school district employees have priority. If needed, additional kindergarten seats are filled by a lottery to stay within the 1% statutory requirement.

If you would like to apply for 2022-2023admission to Wayzata Public Schools under the provisions of open enrollment, our timeline is as follows:

  • Apply October 1, 2021 through January 15, 2022
  • January 15, 2022 Parent Responsibility: Open Enrollment Applications must be received in the district by this date
  • February 15, 2022 School District Responsibility: Written Notification will be mailed to parent/guardian regarding acceptance or denial
  • March 1, 2022 Parent Responsibility: Parent/guardian must notify Wayzata Public Schools of their intent to enroll or risk losing their placement
  • March 15, 2022 School District Responsibility: Wayzata Public Schools must notify your resident district of intent to enroll your children in Wayzata Public Schools

Please NOTE:

  • There is no implied guarantee that an application will be approved
  • Only the legal parent or guardian may submit an application on behalf of a student
  • Unsigned applications will be returned
  • If we approve a student, we are guaranteeing a space in Wayzata Public Schools, ISD 284
  • If approved, we may offer you a space at the grade level you've requested but may not be able to offer you the school of your choice
  • If approved, it is your responsibility to provide transportation to the school in which you are assigned
  • If we have more applications than we can accommodate, we will hold lotteries to determine which applications will be approved

Please complete application, sign, and submit to welcome@wayzataschools.orgor mailed to

Wayzata Public Schools Welcome Center
Kristin Tollison
295 Highway 55
Medina, MN 55340

If you have any questions, please call 763-745-5262 for assistance.

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The Wayzata School Board has voted to close open enrollment (families not living within school district boundaries) for the 2021-2022 school year in grades 1-12 due to capacity constraints. Applications for a small number of Kindergarten-age students (1% of the class size) were approved. Per Minnesota State Statute, siblings of existing students and children of school district employees have priority. If needed, additional Kindergarten seats are filled by a lottery to stay within the 1% statutory requirement.

Submit applications to welcome@wayzataschools.org.

  • There is no implied guarantee that an application will be approved
  • Only the legal parent or guardian may submit an application on behalf of a student
  • Unsigned applications will be returned
  • If we approve a student, we are guaranteeing a space in Wayzata Public Schools, ISD 284
  • If approved, we may offer you a space at the grade level you've requested but may not be able to offer you the school of your choice
  • If approved, it is your responsibility to provide transportation to the school in which you are assigned
  • If we have more applications than we can accommodate, we will hold lotteries to determine which applications will be approved

Applicants will be notified of acceptance or denial by February 15, 2022.

If the applicant is accepted, the enrollment information will accompany your acceptance letter with instructions for enrollment.

Upon acceptance, the parent or guardian must notify Wayzata Public Schools no later than March 1, 2022 of intention to enroll or the offer will be void and offered to another applicant.

Can my student take an extended vacation?

Parents are expected to communicate the dates of their student’s absence in advance to the school office. Once the school is notified, please complete the Extended Vacation form.

Per the Minnesota Department of Education enrollment guidelines, withdrawal after 15 consecutive days of absence triggers the close of the enrollment status record.

If the extended vacation exceeds 15 school days, district-issued technology and Skyward Family Access may not be immediately available upon return.

Extended Vacation Form

We are moving out of the district. How do I withdraw my student?

Parents or guardians must complete the Withdrawal from Wayzata Public Schoolsformuponleaving the Wayzata Public Schools. This form should be completed regardless of whether the students are moving, making a different choice for education, or homeschooling.

**Please contact your school office to schedule the return of District materials such as iPad, textbooks, instruments, etc.

Qué Tal Spanish Language Program (After School Grades K-8)

Peace Lutheran Church

3695 County Road 101
Plymouth, MN 55446
763-208-3231

Hours

2:40-5:30 p.m.
Class 2:40-3:35 p.m.
After Class Program 3:35-5:30 p.m.

Serving Schools

Greenwood

Oakwood

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St. Barnabas Lutheran Church

15600 Old Rockford Rd. Plymouth, MN 55446
763-208-3231

Hours

2:50-6:00 p.m.
Class 2:50-3:45 p.m.
After Class Program 3:45-6:00 p.m.

Serving Schools

Kimberly Lane

Meadow Ridge

North Woods

Plymouth Creek

St. Barnabas Lutheran Church

15600 Old Rockford Rd. Plymouth, MN 55446
763-208-3231

Serving Schools

Gleason Lake

Birchview

Sunset Hill

What options are available for preschool?

Visit the Early Learning School Website

How do I enroll in Wayzata Kids childcare?

District childcare is available through Wayzata Kids, a Community Ed program.

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Visit the Wayzata Kids webpage to learn more about programming and to register.

Are there other childcare options available aside from Wayzata Kids?

Please note: This list is provided as a courtesy only and does not constitute endorsement or recommendation of any specific non-district facility or program.

Crème de la Crème

13001 62nd Place N.
Maple Grove, MN 55369

763-785-5263
6:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Busing to/from Wayzata schools?

Birchview, Gleason Lake, Greenwood, Kimberly Lane, Meadow Ridge, North Woods, Oakwood, Plymouth Creek, Sunset Hill

KinderCare - Maple Grove

6270 Sycamore Ln. N.
Maple Grove, MN 55369

763-553-7852
6:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Busing to/from Wayzata schools?

Meadow Ridge

KinderCare - Maple Grove

4345 Peony Ln.
Plymouth, MN 55446

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763-478-2412
6:15 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Busing to/from Wayzata schools?

Greenwood, Kimberly Lane

New Horizon Academy

4115 Berkshire Ln. N.
Plymouth, MN 55446

763-557-2800
6:15 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Busing to/from Wayzata schools?

Birchview, Plymouth Creek

New Horizon Academy

13905 County Road 6
Plymouth, MN 55441

763-398-1860
6:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Busing to/from Wayzata schools?

Oakwood, Gleason Lake, Sunset Hill

Trojan Tots at Wayzata High School

4955 Peony Lane
Plymouth, MN 55446

763-745-7010
Stephanie.Ebert@wayzataschools.org

Trojan Tots Preschool is a program of WHS' Child Psychology II course open to preschoolers who are 3-5 years old and potty-trained.

What data does the State of Minnesota collect of my student?

Why does the state collect data on individual students?

One way the Minnesota Department of Education currently gathers information on students is through the Minnesota Automated Reporting Student System (MARSS) Web Edit System. MARSS is our primary reporting system for collecting individual student data from districts. The information collected is used to compile student counts and average daily membership, which helps us calculate how much funding each district receives. The secure system also collects student demographics as well as some of the programs students participate in.

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What’s changing?

New legislation (Minnesota Statutes, sections 120B.31, subdivision 3aand 120B.35, subdivision 3)requires the Minnesota Department of Education to report graduation rates, results of the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA), and more, by detailed ethnicity for students of color and American Indian students. This legislation is referred to as the All Kids Count Act,and the more-detailed reporting is called data disaggregation.

What information are these data intended to provide?

  • Where do ethnic disparities exist inside racial groups in areas such as graduation rates and MCA scores?
  • What additional information is available when we provide reports and comparisons with more detail beyond the minimum federally reporting requirement?

For more information, visit the Minnesota Department of Education website.

FAQs

How many kids go to Wayzata? ›

12,990 students, including: 880 early learning students. 5,672 elementary students.

How many students are at Wayzata West Middle School? ›

We have 748 students in grades 6-8.

Is Wayzata a good school district? ›

Wayzata Public School District is a top rated, public school district located in WAYZATA, MN. It has 12,013 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 79% of students are at least proficient in math and 81% in reading.

Does MN have open enrollment schools? ›

Minnesota has an “open-enrollment” policy. That means a child can be enrolled in a school inside or outside of the school district in which the family lives. In either case, a Safe at Home participant family is only required to disclose the school district in which the family resides.

What is the largest high school in Minnesota? ›

The public high school in Minnesota has approximately average 349 students (2022-23). The public high schools with the largest student enrollments are listed below (where sufficient data available). The largest public high school in Minnesota (by enrollment) is Minnesota Connections Academy with 4,550 students.

What is the biggest school district in MN? ›

Minneapolis Public School District
  • grade B.
  • Total schools 96.
  • Students 32,722.

How many schools are in the Wayzata School District? ›

Overview of Wayzata Public School District

Wayzata Public School District contains 19 schools and 12,013 students. The district's minority enrollment is 40%.

How many elementary schools are in Wayzata? ›

Wayzata Public Schools is made up of nine elementary schools (K-5), three middle schools (6-8) and one high school (9-12).

When was Wayzata High School built? ›

The current Wayzata High School, serving students in grades 9 through 12, opened in the fall 1997. The high school building that opened in 1961 was converted into Central Middle School in 1997.

What is the number 1 school district in Minnesota? ›

St. Michael-Albertville School Dist

Where do Minnesota schools rank nationally? ›

Minnesota

Minnesota ranks sixth overall for the best public schools. Minnesota ranks sixth for quality. Minnesota students have the second-highest math test scores in the U.S. and are tied with Wisconsin for having the highest median SAT score.

What's the biggest high school in America? ›

Summary. The largest high school in the US in regards to the number of enrolled students is the Penn Foster High School in Pennsylvania. The number of enrolled students is 45,000.

Can you live in one school district and go to another in Minnesota? ›

Statewide enrollment options, informally known as open enrollment, is Minnesota's public school choice option that allows students and parents to have access to schools that are not within their resident district. This program allows student enrollment from one school district into another.

Is Minnesota public school enrollment falling? ›

From the 2018-2019 to 2021-2022 school years, traditional public schools in Minnesota lost about 23,000 students, while both private and charter schools gained enrollment.

What school in MN has the most students? ›

The largest public school in Minnesota (by enrollment) is Minnesota Connections Academy with 4,550 students.

What is the best school district in the world? ›

Top 100 School Districts in America in 2019
RankSchool DistrictCounty
1San Mateo County Office Of EducationSan Mateo County
2San Francisco County Office Of EducationSan Francisco County
3Santa Barbara County Office Of EducationSanta Barbara County
4Los Angeles UnifiedLos Angeles County
77 more rows
27 Dec 2020

What is the biggest middle school in Minnesota? ›

The largest public middle school in Minnesota (by enrollment) is Minnesota Connections Academy with 4,550 students.

What is the smallest school district in MN? ›

Anthony - New Brighton School District.

What percentage of Minneapolis teachers are white? ›

SHOCKMAN: A provision in that contract upended decades of last-in, first-out employment practice by promising to protect teachers who are part of, quote, "underrepresented populations" if the district lays off teachers. The Minneapolis teacher force is predominantly white. Only 20% are people of color.

What is the largest elementary school in Minnesota? ›

Prairie Elementary School
  • grade C.
  • Students 1,173.
  • Student-teacher ratio 13:1.

How big is Edina High School? ›

Edina High School is a four-year public high school located in Edina, Minnesota, United States, a suburb of Minneapolis. The current student population is 2,683.

How diverse is Wayzata high school? ›

The total minority enrollment is 35%, and 8% of students are economically disadvantaged.

How many students are at Eden Prairie High School? ›

What school district is Plymouth MN? ›

All of the schools of the Wayzata School District, with one exception, are located in Plymouth. Robbinsdale Schools serve the east-central area of Plymouth. The Osseo District includes the northeast area and Hopkins includes the southeast corner of Plymouth.

What school district is Wayzata? ›

District Name: WAYZATA PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT schools for this districtNCES District ID: 2742160State District ID: MN-010284
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 660 Wayzata, MN 55391-0660Physical Address: 210 County Road 101 N Plymouth, MN 55447-0660Phone: (763)745-5000
Type: Local school districtStatus: OpenTotal Schools: 20
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What is the enrollment at Wayzata High School? ›

The high school, operated by Wayzata Public Schools, has approximately 3669 students in grades 9 to 12 (2021-22), making it the largest secondary school by enrollment in Minnesota.

What GPA scale does Wayzata High School use? ›

Enrollment is approximately 3,250. whole number points on the following 12 point system: A = 12, A- = 11, B+ = 10, B = 9, C = 6, D = 3, F = 0. points for each letter grade of C- and above.

What time does Wayzata High School get out? ›

Approved School Start Times
StartDismissal
Tier 1: Greenwood, Kimberly Lane, Meadow Ridge, Oakwood, Plymouth Creek7:45 a.m.2:25 p.m.
Tier 2: High School Birchview, Gleason Lake, Sunset Hill8:20 a.m. 8:30 a.m.3:10 p.m. 3:10 p.m.
Tier 3: East, Central, and West Middle Schools9:10 a.m.4:00 p.m.

What is the highest paying school district in Minnesota? ›

The average teacher salary in the St. Paul Public School District is $85,457 — second only to a math and science charter school in Rochester — according to 2021 data from the Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board.

What is the number one high school in Minnesota? ›

Alert!
School
RankSchoolGrades
1Nova Classical Academy Upper School6-12
2St. Croix Preparatory Academy Upper9-12
3Wayzata High9-12
7 more rows
29 Aug 2022

What is the best school district in Minnesota 2021? ›

Wayzata Public School District

#1 Best School Districts in Minnesota.

What is the best public school district in Minnesota? ›

Best school district in Minnesota
  • Wayzata Public School District.
  • Minnetonka Public School District.
  • Eden Prairie Schools.
  • Edina Public School District.
  • Eagle Ridge Academy Charter School.
  • Orono Public School District.
  • Nova Classical Academy.
  • St. Croix Preparatory Academy.
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What is the #1 state for education? ›

Education Rankings
RankStateHigher Education
1New Jersey New Jersey27
2Massachusetts Massachusetts25
3Florida Florida1
4Washington Washington2
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What is the best state to live in USA 2022? ›

According to the report, the best state to live in the U.S. is Massachusetts. That isn't the only northern state to appear near the top of the rankings. New Jersey, New York, Idaho, New Hampshire, Wyoming, Minnesota, and Wisconsin all made the top 10.

What's the smallest high school in America? ›

Austin Area Junior Senior High School

What is considered a small high school? ›

With a total enrollment of 400-500 students, a high school is small enough to maintain an intentional culture and large enough to offer a coherent curriculum.

What is the biggest school district in the US? ›

Largest Districts
RankDistrictEnrollment
1Los Angeles Unified548,338
2San Diego Unified114,467
3Fresno Unified72,455
4Long Beach Unified67,573
21 more rows
29 Aug 2022

What is meant by open enrollment? ›

: a period of time during which you can join something as a member or participant : a period of time during which you can enroll in something. Employees can sign up for new benefits during open enrollment.

What is the difference between a charter school and a public school? ›

While traditional public schools and charter schools both provide free public education and incur the same operations costs, charter schools get 20 percent less per pupil funding than traditional public schools, but offer advanced academic programs, special education programs, and career preparation opportunities ².

How many public school students are in Minnesota? ›

Data Type Number
LocationData Type2018
MinnesotaNumber884,944

How many students are in Minneapolis public schools? ›

Minneapolis Public Schools. From the morning bus ride until the last activity of the night, more than 35,000 students grow and learn with Minneapolis Public Schools every day.

How many students are at the University of Minnesota? ›

Should my child start school at 4 or 5? ›

A government-backed review recommended last year that children start school at four instead of five because of concerns that summer-born babies get fewer terms of schooling and their achievement suffers permanently as a result.

Can a school refuse to admit a child? ›

Independent schools and SEN admissions

Independent schools are free to accept or reject pupils as they wish, and have no obligations to accept a child with SEN. However, it will usually state on the school's terms and conditions that a child's special needs must be disclosed if known.

When should my child start school? ›

Legally, your child must be at least 4 years of age to start. Once children reach 6 years of age they must attend school. As a parent, you will know your child best and will be able to gauge whether they are ready to start school at age 4 or 5 years.

What is the largest high school in the US? ›

Summary. The largest high school in the US in regards to the number of enrolled students is the Penn Foster High School in Pennsylvania. The number of enrolled students is 45,000.

What is Wayzata known for? ›

No visit to the Twin Cities is complete without a stop in Wayzata, the jewel of Lake Minnetonka. Just 11 miles west of Minneapolis, it's the best place to see Minnesota's most popular lake. It's a village rich in history. And it's the boutique and shopping stop for all the people along the water.

How big is Wayzata? ›

What's the smallest high school in America? ›

Austin Area Junior Senior High School

What is the biggest school in the world? ›

According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the City Montessori School in Lucknow, India, has 39,437 pupils and 2,500 teachers.

What is the biggest school district in the US? ›

Largest Districts
RankDistrictEnrollment
1Los Angeles Unified548,338
2San Diego Unified114,467
3Fresno Unified72,455
4Long Beach Unified67,573
21 more rows
29 Aug 2022

Is Minnetonka a good school district? ›

Minnetonka Public Schools has again been recognized as the #1 Best School District, #1 Best High School, #1 Best Teachers and #1 Best Places to Teach among public schools in Minnesota by Niche.com as part of the publication's 2022 Best Schools rankings.

Are Minnetonka schools good? ›

Minnetonka Senior High School 2022 Rankings

Minnetonka Senior High School is ranked #460 in the National Rankings. Schools are ranked on their performance on state-required tests, graduation and how well they prepare students for college.

How many students are in Minnetonka Public Schools? ›

Our schools

We serve approximately 10,900 students in grades K-12. Our students attend one of six elementary schools (grades K-5), two middle schools (grades 6-8) and one high school (grades 9-12).

Is Wayzata rich? ›

Wayzata is the 2nd wealthiest zip code in Minnesota by average adjusted gross income ($345,200 annually). Though the average household size is just 2.0 persons, the average home price is $580,000 according to Bloomberg Business. Based on IRS data, Wayzata's zip code is the 11th wealthiest in the Midwest region (55391).

Is Wayzata a good place to live? ›

Wayzata is in Hennepin County and is one of the best places to live in Minnesota. Living in Wayzata offers residents an urban feel and most residents own their homes. In Wayzata there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many retirees live in Wayzata and residents tend to lean conservative.

What does the name Wayzata mean? ›

The name Wayzata comes from the Dakota word meaning “north” or “north shore.” The Mdewakanton, a subtribe of the Dakota nation, treasured Lake Minnetonka – the “Big Water” – as a place for hunting, fishing, and harvesting wild rice and maple sap.

What is the average household income in Plymouth MN? ›

$112,631

What is Excelsior MN known for? ›

It's a lakeside town along Lake Minnetonka that features main street vibes, culture, restaurants, lake life, and more. You will leave Excelsior filled with a day or two of exploration. Excelsior is famous for the old boats and the creation of the song “You Can't Always Get What You Want” by the Rolling Stones.

Is Edina part of Minneapolis? ›

Edina (/iːˈdaɪnə/ ( listen) ee-DY-nə) is a city in Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States and a first-ring suburb of Minneapolis.

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