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Wayzata (/wˈzɛtə/ wy-ZET-ə) is a city in Hennepin County, Minnesota. A western suburb of the Twin Cities, Wayzata is situated along the northern shore of Lake Minnetonka about 12 miles west of Minneapolis. Known for its small-town character and lakeside location, Wayzata is frequented by local boaters, shoppers, and restaurant goers.

The population was 4,434. U.S. Route 12 passes through the city. One of Wayzata’s landmarks is the Wayzata Train Depot, a historic and quaint rail station along the shores of Lake Minnetonka.

Wayzata Public Schools are part of Independent School District (ISD) 284 and serve all or parts of eight west suburban municipalities (Plymouth, Corcoran, Hamel, Maple Grove, Medicine Lake, Medina, Minnetonka, and Orono). The only school within Wayzata’s city limits is West Middle School. The district covers 38 square miles, extending north and east from Wayzata Bay on Lake Minnetonka, and lies approximately 8 miles west of Minneapolis. There are approximately 9,510 students enrolled in eight public elementary schools (K–5), three middle schools (6–8), and one high school (9–12). Some students in the area attend public schools in other school districts that their families choose under Minnesota’s open enrollment statute. Wayzata is also home to the Highcroft campus of The Blake School (K–5). In 2012, Newsweekranked Wayzata High School one of the top in USA

Schools in the Wayzata School District
Elementary schools Middle schools High School
Sunset Hill West Middle School Wayzata High School
Plymouth Creek Central Middle School
Oakwood East Middle School
Meadow Ridge
Kimberly Lane
Gleason Lake
North Woods