Points of Pride

National Blue Ribbon Seal
Minnetonka Middle School West has been recognized as a 2021 National Blue Ribbon School. It is one of 325 schools nationwide and one of just six in Minnesota to earn this prestigious distinction. The recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. 
   
Niche 2022
In its 2022 rankings, Niche.com ranked the Minnetonka Schools #1 in the Best School District, Best High School and Best Teachers in Minnesota categories. Rankings are based on dozens of public sources like data from the U.S. Department of Education and reviews and survey responses from students and families.
   
AP Honor Roll Icon

Minnetonka students continue to excel in AP courses at Minnetonka High School and through Tonka Online. Minnetonka’s AP exam pass rate (scores of 3 or higher) is 79%. As of August 2020, 671 students in grades 9-12 had earned one of four AP Scholar designations. 84.5% of the Class of 2021 took an AP or IB course during their high school careers. 

   
US News Logo U.S. News & World Report ranked Minnetonka High School #10 in Minnesota and #607 nationally. Rankings are based on math and reading tests, graduation rates and the degree to which students are prepared for college-level work. More than 20,000 public high schools were ranked, putting MHS in the top 4% nationally.
   
NAMM Award Logo
Minnetonka Public School District was again recognized in 2021 as one of the best in the nation for music education by the NAMM Foundation. Designations are made to districts and schools that demonstrate an exceptionally high commitment and access to music education.
   
Theatre Icon The Hennepin Theatre Trust recognized the MHS 2021 spring musical, "Something Rotten," with 21 Spotlight Awards, including Outstanding Overall Production of a Musical. 
   
Gold Key Scholastic Art Award Icon In the 2020-21 school year, 28 MHS students were honored with 61 Gold Key, Silver Key or Honorable Mention awards through the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards program. Emil Liden '21 earned a national Gold Medal and American Visions Medal for his work.
   
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2020-21 state athletics championship teams: Tonka Cheerleading

The following teams qualified for state tournaments in 2020-21: Girls Hockey, Boys Swimming & Diving, Boys Baseball, Girls Track & Field

Note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, no state tournaments were held in Fall 2020

 

Students high fiving

Parent Survey Highlights

 

  • 94% of parents rated the education provided by the Minnetonka School District as excellent or good
  • 94% said they believe the community receives a good value from its investment in our local public schools
  • 96% of elementary, 92% of middle and 90% of high school parents would recommend their child’s school to a friend or neighbor
  • 95% of parents say teachers really care about their child
  • Nearly all academic subjects (K-12) were ranked above 94% for satisfaction.