School Details

Wayzata West Middle School

149 Barry Ave North, Wayzata, MN 55391
(763) 745-6400
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 717 students 16 students/teacher (MN avg is 16)

Test Scores by grade

85%
80%
57%
76%
75%
59%

Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III)

In 2011-2012 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8, and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Wayzata Public School District average
  • Minnesota state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

78%
76%
56%
77%
75%
54%

Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III)

In 2011-2012 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8, and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Wayzata Public School District average
  • Minnesota state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

69%
75%
59%
74%
73%
54%
61%
67%
44%

Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III)

In 2011-2012 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8, and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Wayzata Public School District average
  • Minnesota state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Wayzata West Middle School is a public middle school in Wayzata. The principal of Wayzata West Middle School is Susan Sommerfeld, whose e-mail is susan.sommerfeld@wayzata.k12.mn.us. 717 children attend Wayzata West Middle School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Asian. 11% of the 717 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Wayzata West Middle School is 16:1. Redeemer Lutheran School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Arabic
  • Cantonese
  • French
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Latin
  • Mandarin
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Cross country
  • Fencing
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 87% 80%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 10%
Asian 5% %
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 8%
Hispanic 3% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 0.3%
Multiracial 0.1% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 11% 13%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    It's horrible. The kids I was in class with were mean called me a freak and the teachers did little to nothing about it. It's one of those cookie-cutter schools where everyone has to be the same. No diversity allowed apparently. The teachers there said I was "breaking the dress code" if I wore something that was in my style but when a girl put on a spaghetti-strap tank they were totally fine with it. It's a horrible horrible school. Plymouth parents DO NOT SEND YOUR KID THERE.

  • (5 years ago)

    I moved to the area more than a year ago and my son attends 6th grade here. The teachers at West are great and the school staff excellent. We are very happy with the school.

  • (6 years ago)

    I've had 2 kids go thru West one with very mild LD which finally was appropriately addressed at West but too late to really help him out with Attitude which we all know is one of the most important aspects to learning well. My other child currently in 8th grade West is nearly all straight A's he works very hard and is still challenged to think and do more by his teachers. The Orchestra program at West is exceptional despite the nearly sinful cutting of this program out of the elementary schools a few years ago. I know other parents in the Twin Cities we compare notes and I think West is the best if you have a mainstream learner or if LD learner who went to a good elem school previously. Wish the Math program was better however.

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