Student Attendance Areas
The Wayzata School Board approved attendance area modifications in advance of opening the district's new ninth elementary school in the fall of 2019.
The Board voted 5-1 to approve the following modifications at a special meeting May 21, 2018. Board members acknowledged that changing attendance areas is difficult for families and expressed appreciation for the Attendance Area Reconfiguration Committee's work and for the community feedback received throughout the process.
Contact Kristin Tollison, director of administrative services, at Kristin.Tollison@wayzataschools.org.
The following new modifications will be effective with the 2019-2020 school year.
- The Bonaire, Fieldstone Meadows, Prominence Woods, Prominence Creek and Ploceus Meadows neighborhoods, north of County Road 47, west of Lawndale, east of County Road 101 up to the northernmost edge of the school district will move from Meadow Ridge to New Elementary #9.
- The Terra Vista, Dunkirk Gateway, Aspen Hollow, and Woodcrest Hills neighborhoods will move from Kimberly Lane to Meadow Ridge.
- The Wild Meadows, Cherry Hill Farms and Medina Highlands will move from Greenwood to New Elementary #9 and to Central Middle School. (Grandfathering available for 2019-2020 6th, 7th and 8th grade middle school students for families upon request.)
- Ravinia #1 and existing homes in Corcoran that are located east of County Road 116 will move from Oakwood and Meadow Ridge to New Elementary #9.
- Anticipated but currently undeveloped future neighborhoods in Medina, Corcoran, Maple Grove and Plymouth will be assigned in the future to a school to be determined. (See map below.)
- Greentree Forest, Greentree West, Meadowood and Bay Pointe neighborhoods will remain at Oakwood.
- Heather Run, Seven Ponds and Cornerstone Commons neighborhoods will move from Greenwood to Gleason Lake. In addition, the district will facilitate intra-district transfers to Oakwood from these neighborhoods for interested families.
- The Summers Edge South neighborhood and yet to be developed areas east of Brockton Lane, west of County Road 101, north of Medina Road and south Cedar Hollow developments will move from Greenwood to Gleason Lake.
In addition, the following considerations will be implemented:
- Where possible, staff from Meadow Ridge will go to New Elementary #9 according to district staffing protocols.
- Where possible, group students together in the 2018-2019 school year at Greenwood and Meadow Ridge who will be moving to New Elementary #9 and give the same consideration when arriving to their new schools for the 2019-2020 school year.
- Where possible, group students together in the 2018-2019 school year at Greenwood, who will be moving to Gleason Lake, into the same classrooms and give the same consideration when arriving to their new schools for the 2019-2020 school year.
- Where possible, group students together in the 2018-2019 school year at Kimberly Lane, who will be moving to Meadow Ridge, into the same classrooms and give the same consideration when arriving to their new schools for the 2019-2020 school year.
- As in the past, grandfather the 2019-2020 6th, 7th, and 8th graders for middle school to ensure that all middle school students attend with peers.
- Review budgets for New Elementary School #9 and if needed secure additional resources to ensure the school has adequate playground and media resources consistent with the enrollment of the school.
- Registration for Home Base is based on district participation; therefore, families' priority status will not be impacted by moving to a different elementary school.
- School principals and staff, working in cooperation with the PTA/PTO, will plan and communicate transition activities to help ensure students and families feel welcome and comfortable when they arrive to their new school.
- Parents with child(ren) scheduled to move to Gleason Lake the fall of 2019 may request to start at Gleason Lake in the fall of 2018 through the current intra-district transfer process.
- Staff will continue to monitor enrollment numbers and address individual family needs through the intra-district transfer process.
- Approved Elementary Attendance Areas Beginning Fall 2019
- May 21 Recommendation for Attendance Boundaries for Fall 2019
- May 14, 2018 School Board Work Session Presentation
- May 2 Attendance Area Community Forum
- April 23 Attendance Area Reconfiguration Committee Recommendation & Rationale