East Middle School Profile

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    12000 Ridgemont Avenue West
    Plymouth MN 55441-5802
    Phone 763-745-6200
    Principal Paul Paetzel
    Student Day 9:10 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Enrollment Approximately 780 students
    School Webiste www.wayzata.k12.mn.us/ems
    East Middle School was opened in 1967 and is located approximately one mile east of Xenuim Lane on Ridgemount Avenue in Plymouth, Minnesota.
    In alignment with the district's strategic plan, East Middle School is committed to preparing each and every student to excel today and thrive tomorrow, while instilling a passion for learning. In an effort to foster a more personalized model of education, 1:1 technology devices (iPads) are now provided to middle school students.
    Middle school students are placed on a core team where they take math, science, health, communications or language arts, and social studies, history, or geography. Students are also required to take three years of physical education and three years of music.
    In addition, sixth grade students take a semester of Spanish, one quarter of Engineering, Technology and Design (ETD) and one quarter of art. In seventh grade, students take a semester of Spanish, one quarter of ETD and one quarter of Family and Consumer Science. In eighth grade, students have the opportunity to pursue a more in-depth study by selecting two of these four offerings in a semester-long course.
    In addition to the standard curriculum, all Wayzata middle schools offer services for students with special needs, as well as Vision 21— a curriculum for gifted and talented students.