Facts About Us

We Are Hopkins

Hopkins Public Schools is an award-winning school district with a long tradition of excellence at every school, for every student, every day. We serve the city of Hopkins, most of Minnetonka, about half of Golden Valley, and portions of Eden Prairie, Edina, Plymouth, and St. Louis Park.

We enjoy a richly-diverse kindergarten through 12th-grade population of about 6,820 students in 2016-17. We have a thriving student body where 46 different language groups are represented. 

Mission Statement

Hopkins Public Schools serves the community by welcoming all learners, honoring culture, and inspiring remarkable growth and achievement.

Our District is a special place and unique in many ways. We are academically focused, but also human-focused. There is no typical Hopkins student, and we value that diversity. We are a blend of faiths, cultures, and backgrounds, forming a district of individuals with rich stories.

You are welcome at Hopkins. You belong in Hopkins.

At a Glance

Hopkins Public Schools has one early childhood center (Harley Hopkins Family Center), six elementary schools that serve students in pre-K and kindergarten through sixth-grade, one Chinese immersion school (XinXing Academy), two junior high schools that serve students in seventh- through ninth-grade, and one high school that serves students in 10th- through 12th-grade. Our school district serves students in Hopkins, most of Minnetonka, about half of Golden Valley, and portions of Eden Prairie, Edina, Plymouth, and St. Louis Park.

Fun Facts

  • All Hopkins preschools have STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) lessons embedded into the curriculum and they have a FOUR-STAR RATING from Parent Aware, a Minnesota quality rating and improvement program.
  • About 96% of preschool parents rated the quality of Hopkins preschool education EXCELLENT or GOOD.
  • Of the parents who attend our early childhood programs, 86% FEEL CONNECTED to the District.
  • Parents overwhelmingly reported that what they like best about Hopkins Public Schools is THE TEACHERS.
  • Hopkins Public Schools is NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED for its healthy school environments.
  • Our teachers are lifelong learners, and 84% of our educators have a MASTER'S DEGREE OR HIGHER.
  • The Class of 2016 demonstrated their dedication to their studies, with over 61% achieving a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Of parents who rated Hopkins Public Schools' use of technology, 100% reported an EXCELLENT or GOOD rating.
  • Hopkins High School has a 90% GRADUATION RATE.
  • All of our teachers are trained in CULTURALLY AND LINGUISTICALLY RESPONSIVE INSTRUCTION.
  • Hopkins High School was named a 2017 BEST HIGH SCHOOL THAT CHALLENGES THEIR STUDENTS TO EXCELLENCE by The Washington Post.

 

Questions?

If you have further questions about Hopkins Public Schools or about enrollment options, including open enrollment, visit the District Enrollment Center site or call 952-988-4110. The office is located in the Eisenhower Community Center, 1001 Highway 7, Hopkins, and is open Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., except during the summer when the office closes at 3 p.m. on Fridays.