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Explore the Schools Surrounding Lake Minnetonka and West Metro Area

The west metro area is home to some of the top schools in the 

nation. These schools range from the large to very small and offer nationally ranked educations. The Ritter Team has assembled a collection of those neighboring cities schools to depict just what each is like to help you find a school that’s right for you and your family.

Lake Minnetonka Area Schools

Delano - District #879

The Delano School District covers a large geographic area and extends to the communities of Corcoran, Independence, Loretto, Maple Plain, Medina, Minnetrista, Montrose, Watertown, and parts of the Franklin, Rockford, and Woodland townships, and the city of Delano.

Eastern Carver County (Chaska/Chanhassen/Carver/Victoria) - District #112

The Eastern Carver County School District serves the communities of Carver, Chanhassen, Chaska and Victoria and includes 9 elementary schools, 3 middle schools and 3 high schools. To identify your school within the attendance boundary, visit the district’s Attendance Boundary Finder.

Orono - District #278

The Orono School District is a small school district serving all or part of the following western Minneapolis suburbs: Independence, Long Lake, Maple Plain, Medina, Minnetonka Beach and Orono.  The Orono School District is organized into four schools on a 120-acre central campus nestled against 2,000 feet of lakeshore.

Waconia - District #110

The Waconia School District provides education to students who reside in Waconia, Minnetrista, St. Bonifacius, and New Germany.

Watertown/Mayer - District #111

The School District of Watertown-Mayer serves portions of Carver, Hennepin, and Wright counties. The primary school serves Pre-K and Kindergarten.  The elementary school serves grades 1-5, the middle school serves grades 6-8, and the high school serves grades 9-12.

Westonka - District #277

The Westonka Public Schools District serves all or part of eight communities nestled along the western shores of beautiful Lake Minnetonka, including, Mound, Minnetrista, Orono, Navarre, Spring Park, Shorewood, Independence and Lyndale.

Wayzata - District #284

The Wayzata School District serves all or part of Corcoran, Maple Grove, Medicine Lake, Medina, Minnetonka, Orono, Plymouth and Wayzata.  The district includes seven elementary schools (K-5), three middle schools (6-8) and one high school (9-12). The district’s projected enrollment for the 2013-2014 school year is approximately 10,570 students.

West Metro Schools

Bloomington - District #271

The Bloomington School District has 10 elementary schools (K-5), three middle schools (6-8), two high schools, and two early childhood centers for preschool families.  Every child residing in Bloomington has a neighborhood school and each neighborhood school has an attendance boundary.  Generally, all students who live within the attendance boundary may attend the school.  To identify your neighborhood school, visit the School Locator website.  Bloomington Public Schools also offers families the choice to send their children to any school within the district.

Burnsville/Eagan/Savage - District #191

The Burnsville/Eagan/Savage School District includes 10 elementary schools (K-6), three junior high schools (7-9), one high school and one alternative high school.  Your child’s “home school” is determined by where you live within District 191. The Burnsville/Eagan/Savage School District attendance boundaries have been drawn to make the most efficient use of instructional spaces and ensure equal distribution of resources among our schools.  To identify your school within the attendance boundary, visit the School Locator.

Eden Prairie - District #272

Students attending the Eden Prairie School District attend one of six elementary schools for grades K-6, Central Middle School for grades 7 and 8, and Eden Prairie High School for grades 9-12. Each elementary school in the Eden Prairie School District has an attendance area boundary, with the exception of Eagle Heights Spanish Immersion which serves students across the entire district.

Edina - District #273

The Edina School District includes six elementary schools (gr. K-5), two middle schools (gr. 6-9), and one high school (gr. 10-12). The District also includes the award winning Edina Family Center, providing early learning opportunities for children age 0-5 and their families, and Community Education Services providing programs and services for learners of all ages, from birth through age 85+. Edina Public Schools serves a large portion of the City of Edina, a first-tier Minneapolis suburb of approximately 47,500 residents.

Elk River - District #728

The Elk River School District serves students in all or parts of Albertville, Dayton, Elk River, Otsego, Ramsey, Rogers, St. Michael, Zimmerman and the townships of Big Lake, Baldwin, Burns, Livonia, Nowthen, Orrock and Stanford.

Fridley - District #14

The Fridley School District serves the central area of the City of Fridley with two elementary schools (K-4), a middle school (5-8), a high school (9-12) and a community center, with an area learning center.

Hopkins - District #270

The Hopkins School District has a K-12 population of about 7,200 students and serves the city of Hopkins, most of Minnetonka, about half of Golden Valley, and portions of Eden Prairie, Edina, Plymouth, and St. Louis Park.  To identify your school within the attendance boundary, visit the district’s School Finder.

Minneapolis - District #1

The Minneapolis School District serves students and families throughout Minneapolis – the largest city in Minnesota.

Monticello - District #882

The School District of Monticello serves approximately 100 square miles in Sherburne and Wright Counties with 2 elementary schools, a middle school and a high school.

Mounds View - District #621

The Mounds View School District provides instructional services for children and adult learners who live in the cities of Arden Hills, Mounds View, New Brighton, North Oaks, Roseville, Shoreview,  Vadnais Heights and portions of Spring Lake Park and White  Bear Township.

Osseo - Maple Grove - #279

The School District of Osseo-Maple Grove is the fifth-largest school district in the state, serving all or parts of Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Corcoran, Dayton, Maple Grove, Osseo, Plymouth, and Rogers.

Prior Lake/Savage - District #719

The School District of Prior Lake/Savage serves the cities of Prior Lake and Savage, as well as the townships of Spring Lake, Cedar Lake, Credit River, and Sand Creek.

Robbinsdale - District #281

The Robbinsdale School District serves all or parts of seven communities with more than 100,000 residents in the northwest suburbs of Minneapolis, including all or parts of Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Crystal, Golden Valley, New Hope, Plymouth and Robbinsdale.

Rockford - District #883

The Rockford School District currently encompasses three schools: an elementary, a middle and a high school, serving the communities of Corcoran, Greenfield, Rockford and Rockford Township.

Rosemont/Apple Valley/Eagan - District #196

The Rosemount/Apple Valley/Eagan School District serves approximately 28,000 students in early childhood programs through 12th grade and is Minnesota’s fourth largest school district. The 110 square mile district boundary includes all or part of seven cities: Rosemount, Apple Valley, Eagan, Burnsville, Coates, Inver Grove Heights and Lakeville and rural Empire and Vermillion Townships.

Shakopee- District #720

The Shakopee School District serves more than 7,600 students in Shakopee, Savage, Prior Lake, and the Jackson, Louisville, and Sand Creek Townships.

St. Louis Park- District #283

The St. Louis Park School District primarily serves students living in St. Louis Park.  The school district offers four elementary schools: Aquila, Park Spanish Immersion, Peter Hobart & Susan Lindgren (grades K-5), a Middle School (grades 6-8) and a High School (grades 9-12) for students.

St. Michael/Albertville- District #885

The St. Michael/Albertville School District serves St. Michael, Albertville, and surrounding communities.  The district’s schools include: a primary school that serves early childhood and kindergarten programs, three elementary schools (1st-4th grade), two middle schools (5th-8th grade), and one high school (9th-12th grade).

St. Paul- District #625

The Saint Paul Public School District is one of Minnesota’s largest school districts serving more than 39,000 students in the St. Paul Area.

West St. Paul - Mendota Heights - District #197

The West St. Paul – Mendota Heights District serves more than 4,600 students from the communities of Eagan, Inver Grove Heights, Lilydale, Mendota, Mendota Heights, Sunfish Lake and West St. Paul.

Area Private Schools

Blake School

Breck School

Benilde St. Margaret’s

Holy Family Catholic High School

Heritage Christian Academy

Minnehaha Christian Academy

Providence Academy

The International School of MN

Southwest Christian High School

West Lutheran