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Wayzata East Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 766 students

 

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Posted July 4, 2014

We are leaving the district. If you have a home under $500, 000 you will be a minority and the district WILL treat you differently. We had a horrible busing experience because we lived in a townhome. If you can pay for private lessons for your child in any activity than your child has a CHANCE to be in an activity in high school. If 1 high school teacher knows your child name, than you made progress. Size of the high school is equal to a community college. Your child's graduating class will be close to 1000. The reason Wayzata school district is ranked so high is because all year the students prepare for the state tests and take practice tests almost monthly, my children were constantly stressed about these tests. Huge minority population, which raises tests scores on one end and on the other hand forces the teachers to concentrate on children that do not speak English. I have noticed that hot lunch prices are about $.50 higher than most other schools in the twin cities. Conclusion = Teachers were incredible otherwise do not spend your money to live in the Wayzata School District!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2012

My child went to Wayzata East Middle school for 7th & 8th grade. When he hit some bumps in the road the Principal, Vs. Principal, Track Coach, Counselor Debbie and all his teachers were there to encourage him and went out of there way, above the call of duty to make sure he survived the waves. Having come from a parochial school where bullying was over looked because the child s parents were big contributors to the church, this was an incredible change of pace. I cannot say enough about Wayzata East staff, parents, volunteers and teachers. If I had it to do over, my child would have attended the Wayzata public schools from the get go. There are even advanced skills classes to challenge students who are at the top of the curve!!! GO TROJANS - YOU ROCK!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2010

Teachers are good in bad side of wayzata and Kids not from district are causing trouble
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2008

I am in this school for my third year now and I think that it is one of the best schools around. The kids and teachers are very nice, and there have been very little incidences of bullying. There is just the right amount of homework. The teachers are fair and the priciples are nice. It is a very fun and safe place to go to school. Plus they justly discepline any trouble makers. They also have very good extracurricular activities.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 18, 2007

Our son is in his second year at Wayzata East Middle School. Last year was his first year at the school, he was placed on the Gold team and the teachers where absolutely fabulous! This year he is again on the Gold team and so far we are again impressed with the staff. Most importantly, the principal is kind, outgoing and truly cares about his kids safety & success! We couldnt be happier - our son is performing really well and encouraged by the teachers in a postivie manner.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2007

I am a student at this school and I love attending this school. The teachers are incredibly involved, and there are a large amount of advanced programs at this school. The extra activities are either available through the school or the youth organazations with the city. Wayzata East Middle school is an amazingly postive experience for a middle school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 31, 2007

Great school kids were very friendly and open. The teachers seem to be very involved and hands on. Low student to teacher ratio. School makes every attempt to help the students learn. Teachers can be found before and after school working with students. My daughter says even the food is good!
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2010.

254 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

266 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
87%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II 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.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2010.

232 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2012.

255 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
83%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II 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.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2010.

237 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

247 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2011.

254 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
64%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II 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.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

All Students89%
Female91%
Male86%
Black62%
Hispanic85%
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Not migrant89%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II 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.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

All Students88%
Female91%
Male86%
Black72%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities35%
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Not migrant88%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II 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.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

All Students92%
Female89%
Male95%
Black71%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities69%
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Not migrant92%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II 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.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 57% in 2013.

280 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

280 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 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.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2013.

258 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

254 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 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.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

247 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

244 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2013.

247 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
70%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 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.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

All Students75%
Female71%
Male79%
Black30%
Asian91%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities35%
Students without disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Not migrant75%

Reading

All Students76%
Female78%
Male75%
Black37%
Asian89%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities35%
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Eligible for migrant servicesn/a
Not migrant76%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 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.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

All Students78%
Female75%
Male80%
Black40%
Asian89%
Hispanic35%
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities18%
Students without disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Not migrant78%

Reading

All Students78%
Female85%
Male72%
Black39%
Asian81%
Hispanic56%
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Not migrant78%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 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.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

All Students75%
Female77%
Male73%
Black46%
Asian90%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Not migrant75%

Reading

All Students75%
Female81%
Male70%
Black65%
Asian83%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities46%
Students without disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Not migrant75%

Science

All Students65%
Female63%
Male67%
Black26%
Asian79%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Not migrant65%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 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.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 72% 73%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 14% 6%
Black 9% 9%
Hispanic 4% 7%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 21%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Paul Paetzel
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Fax number
  • (763) 745-6291

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  • Spanish

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Volleyball

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12000 Ridgemount Ave West
Plymouth, MN 55441
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