Wayzata West Middle

Summary:

Wayzata West Middle is a highly-ranked public middle school in Wayzata, Minnesota, serving 681 students in grades 6-8. It is part of the Wayzata Public School District, which is ranked 17th out of 448 districts in the state and has a 5-star rating.

Wayzata West Middle consistently ranks among the top middle schools in Minnesota, ranking 3rd out of 529 schools for the 2022-2023 school year. Its students perform exceptionally well on standardized tests, with 77.45% proficient or better in Math and 76.11% proficient or better in Reading, significantly higher than the state averages. The school also excels in supporting the academic achievement of diverse student subgroups, ranking 1st for Asian students, 9th for Hispanic students, and 6th for White students in Minnesota. Wayzata West Middle has a relatively diverse student population, with 62.11% White, 19.24% Asian, 6.61% African American, 6.9% Hispanic, and 5.14% two or more races, which is higher than the surrounding Wayzata schools.

While Wayzata West Middle is a high-performing school, there may be opportunities to further support the academic achievement of specific subgroups, such as African American and multi-racial students, whose performance, while still strong, lags slightly behind other subgroups. Nonetheless, Wayzata West Middle is an exceptional middle school that consistently delivers high-quality education and supports the academic success of its diverse student population, outperforming nearby schools like Wayzata East Middle, Wayzata Central Middle, and schools in the Robbinsdale and Hopkins districts.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 149 Barry Ave N
       Wayzata, MN  55391-1021


(763) 745-6400

District: Wayzata Public School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
3rd of 535 Minnesota Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $13,063 Help


Students who attend Wayzata West Middle usually attend:

High:    Wayzata High

Feeder schools for Wayzata West Middle:

Elementary:    Gleason Lake Elementary
    Greenwood Elementary

Student/teacher ratio:  16.6 Help
Number of students:  681

Racial breakdown:

White:
62.1%
Asian:
19.2%
Hispanic:
6.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  13.8% Help


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Compare Details Wayzata West Middle ranks better than 99.4% of middle schools in Minnesota. It also ranks first among 3 ranked middle schools in the Wayzata Public School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 98.06. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (62.1%), Asian (19.2%), Hispanic (6.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 13.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Wayzata West Middle is 16.6, which is the 2nd best among 3 middle schools in the Wayzata Public School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Wayzata West Middle is $13,063. 2 middle schools in the Wayzata Public School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Wayzata West Middle:

SchoolDigger ranks Wayzata West Middle 3rd of 535 Minnesota public middle schools. (See Wayzata West Middle in the ranking list.)

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Wayzata Public School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Wayzata Public School District 17th of 448 Minnesota school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Wayzata West Middle

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Rank History for all students at Wayzata West Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 95.72 1st 387 99.7%
2005 88.76 13th 396 96.7%
2006 91.93 7th 406 98.3%
2007 94.12 4th 403 99.0%
2008 93.18 7th 409 98.3%
2009 91.54 4th 230 98.3%
2010 93.76 4th 454 99.1%
2011 93.50 6th 478 98.7%
2012 89.26 10th 469 97.9%
2013 90.12 19th 488 96.1%
2014 92.36 12th 490 97.6%
2015 94.74 5th 516 99.0%
2016 93.71 11th 508 97.8%
2017 92.51 13th 523 97.5%
2018 93.77 12th 518 97.7%
2019 94.06 10th 533 98.1%
2021 97.88 3rd 521 99.4%
2022 98.36 3rd 520 99.4%
2023 98.06 3rd 529 99.4%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Wayzata West Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 85.81 8th 114 93.0%
2019 76.45 23rd 120 80.8%
2021 89.12 5th 97 94.8%
2022 85.83 15th 131 88.5%
2023 88.28 6th 107 94.4%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Wayzata West Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 66.46 64th 253 74.7%
2019 76.52 37th 282 86.9%
2021 76.07 26th 260 90.0%
2022 98.62 2nd 288 99.3%
2023 92.07 8th 298 97.3%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Wayzata West Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 81.09 38th 401 90.5%
2019 73.71 75th 415 81.9%
2021 78.99 31st 399 92.2%
2022 74.04 55th 404 86.4%
2023 85.00 27th 459 94.1%
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Rank History for Female students at Wayzata West Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 93.26 8th 436 98.2%
2019 92.62 8th 439 98.2%
2021 95.04 5th 443 98.9%
2022 96.49 7th 467 98.5%
2023 96.11 6th 455 98.7%
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Rank History for Male students at Wayzata West Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 92.81 12th 438 97.3%
2019 93.00 13th 454 97.1%
2021 98.21 1st 437 99.8%
2022 98.62 1st 476 99.8%
2023 98.15 4th 464 99.1%
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Rank History for Asian students at Wayzata West Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 93.16 4th 108 96.3%
2019 94.67 3rd 112 97.3%
2021 96.46 1st 87 98.9%
2022 97.00 1st 110 99.1%
2023 97.78 1st 116 99.1%
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Rank History for African American students at Wayzata West Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 64.38 52nd 148 64.9%
2021 55.43 56th 141 60.3%
2022 88.97 9th 162 94.4%
2023 69.02 36th 164 78.0%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Wayzata West Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 94.61 7th 171 95.9%
2021 96.34 5th 156 96.8%
2022 99.37 1st 188 99.5%
2023 93.01 9th 178 94.9%
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Rank History for White students at Wayzata West Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 90.35 16th 428 96.3%
2019 90.49 14th 428 96.7%
2021 94.82 6th 422 98.6%
2022 96.23 6th 438 98.6%
2023 96.28 6th 436 98.6%
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Data source: test scores: Minnesota Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for Wayzata West Middle

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 779 1 8 0 1 n/a n/a 0 789
1989 683 4 17 0 0 n/a n/a 0 704
1990 738 5 9 0 0 n/a n/a 0 752
1991 704 14 21 8 2 n/a n/a 0 749
1992 806 14 14 0 0 n/a n/a 0 834
1993 802 2 22 8 3 n/a n/a 0 837
1994 851 1 25 6 2 n/a n/a 0 885
1995 937 6 24 6 3 n/a n/a 0 976
1996 937 6 24 6 3 n/a n/a 0 976
1997 950 5 28 1 5 n/a n/a 0 989
1998 561 9 24 2 0 n/a n/a 0 596
1999 559 7 20 3 2 n/a n/a 0 591
2000 592 6 19 6 1 n/a n/a 0 624
2001 616 8 21 7 1 n/a n/a 0 653
2002 670 10 18 5 1 n/a n/a 0 704
2003 670 10 18 5 1 n/a n/a 0 704
2004 649 14 24 5 2 n/a n/a 0 694
2005 663 23 30 10 2 n/a n/a 0 728
2006 655 25 33 16 1 n/a n/a 0 730
2007 654 37 31 18 1 n/a n/a 0 741
2008 652 36 35 20 2 n/a n/a 0 745
2009 646 30 38 21 1 n/a n/a 0 736
2010 644 22 36 22 6 n/a n/a 0 730
2011 626 31 33 22 4 0 1 0 717
2012 615 30 45 39 2 0 3 0 734
2013 613 28 47 32 0 0 23 0 743
2014 589 33 54 29 0 0 32 0 737
2015 600 25 64 33 0 0 24 0 746
2016 623 21 74 32 0 0 21 0 771
2017 612 23 93 36 0 0 27 0 791
2018 578 27 104 27 0 0 34 0 770
2019 526 29 120 35 0 0 44 0 754
2020 477 42 138 39 1 0 51 0 748
2021 449 39 144 39 1 0 48 0 720
2022 413 40 147 42 0 0 45 0 687
2023 423 45 131 47 0 0 35 0 681

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Wayzata West Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 789 42.1 18.7 2.7
1989 704 37.6 18.7 2.8
1990 752 37.8 19.8 2.8
1991 749 40.3 18.5 3.1
1992 834 43.6 19.1 3.5
1993 837 39.0 21.5 3.7
1994 885 40.0 22.1 4.1
1995 976 43.1 22.6 3
1996 976 43.1 22.6 3
1997 989 46.4 21.3 0
1998 596 n/a 0.0 4.2
1999 591 41.2 14.3 4.4
2000 624 41.6 15.0 4
2001 653 36.8 17.7 4.3
2002 704 43.0 16.4 6.1
2003 704 43.0 16.4 6.1
2004 694 48.4 14.3 5
2005 728 36.1 20.2 6.6
2006 730 40.8 17.9 8.6
2007 741 44.8 16.5 7.2
2008 745 43.1 17.3 8.7
2009 736 47.6 15.5 9.8
2010 730 45.3 16.1 8.8
2011 717 46.5 15.4 11.3
2012 734 47.6 15.4 14.6
2013 743 48.5 15.3 12.7
2014 737 45.0 16.3 10.4
2015 746 50.0 14.9 9.1
2016 771 52.0 14.8 7.8
2017 791 44.8 17.6 10.1
2018 770 48.1 15.9 7.8
2019 754 49.0 15.3 9
2020 748 n/a n/a 9.9
2021 720 34.9 20.6 8.3
2022 687 29.9 22.9 5.8
2023 681 40.8 16.6 13.8

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Wayzata West Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 789 42.1 18.7 2.7
1989 704 37.6 18.7 2.8
1990 752 37.8 19.8 2.8
1991 749 40.3 18.5 3.1
1992 834 43.6 19.1 3.5
1993 837 39.0 21.5 3.7
1994 885 40.0 22.1 4.1
1995 976 43.1 22.6 3
1996 976 43.1 22.6 3
1997 989 46.4 21.3 0
1998 596 n/a 0.0 4.2
1999 591 41.2 14.3 4.4
2000 624 41.6 15.0 4
2001 653 36.8 17.7 4.3
2002 704 43.0 16.4 6.1
2003 704 43.0 16.4 6.1
2004 694 48.4 14.3 5
2005 728 36.1 20.2 6.6
2006 730 40.8 17.9 8.6
2007 741 44.8 16.5 7.2
2008 745 43.1 17.3 8.7
2009 736 47.6 15.5 9.8
2010 730 45.3 16.1 8.8
2011 717 46.5 15.4 11.3
2012 734 47.6 15.4 14.6
2013 743 48.5 15.3 12.7
2014 737 45.0 16.3 10.4
2015 746 50.0 14.9 9.1
2016 771 52.0 14.8 7.8
2017 791 44.8 17.6 10.1
2018 770 48.1 15.9 7.8
2019 754 49.0 15.3 9
2020 748 n/a n/a 9.9
2021 720 34.9 20.6 8.3
2022 687 29.9 22.9 5.8
2023 681 40.8 16.6 13.8

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Wayzata West Middle

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $13,063

Data source: Minnesota Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Wayzata West Middle

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 10th of 533 Middle schoolsRanks 3rd of 529 Middle schools
 1.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade Math (Wayzata West Middle)68.175.1
 7%
   6th Grade Math (Wayzata Public School District)70.369.1
 1.2%
   6th Grade Math (Minnesota)50.539.7
 10.8%
6th Grade Reading (Wayzata West Middle)80.780.4
 0.4%
   6th Grade Reading (Wayzata Public School District)81.576.8
 4.7%
   6th Grade Reading (Minnesota)62.853.4
 9.4%
7th Grade Math (Wayzata West Middle)80.980
 0.9%
   7th Grade Math (Wayzata Public School District)80.177.1
 3%
   7th Grade Math (Minnesota)52.139.7
 12.4%
7th Grade Reading (Wayzata West Middle)87.176.1
 11%
   7th Grade Reading (Wayzata Public School District)83.574
 9.6%
   7th Grade Reading (Minnesota)57.545.2
 12.3%
8th Grade Math (Wayzata West Middle)78.477.3
 1.1%
   8th Grade Math (Wayzata Public School District)77.474.3
 3.1%
   8th Grade Math (Minnesota)55.240.3
 14.9%
8th Grade Reading (Wayzata West Middle)81.671.8
 9.8%
   8th Grade Reading (Wayzata Public School District)79.569.1
 10.4%
   8th Grade Reading (Minnesota)57.744.8
 12.9%
8th Grade Science (Wayzata West Middle)72.251.7
 20.4%
   8th Grade Science (Wayzata Public School District)71.554.6
 16.9%
   8th Grade Science (Minnesota)4327.6
 15.4%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students754681
 9.7%
African American2945
 55.2%
American Indian00
Asian120131
 9.2%
Hispanic3547
 34.3%
Pacific Islander00
White526423
 19.6%
Two or More Races4435
 20.5%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients9%13.8%
 4.8%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Wayzata West Middle

Students who attend Wayzata West Middle usually go on to attend Wayzata High

Yes! Wayzata West Middle is one of the best middle schools in the state. It ranks 3rd of 535 Minnesota middle schools.

Students at Wayzata West Middle are 62% White, 19% Asian, 7% Hispanic, 7% African American, 5% Two or more races.

In the 2022-23 school year, 681 students attended Wayzata West Middle.


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