Hopkins High School is a public high school located in Minnetonka, Minnesota, United States. Hopkins High School is part of the Hopkins School District 270.

Hopkins High School
2400 Lindbergh Drive

United States
Coordinates44°57′27″N 93°24′46″W / 44.9575604°N 93.4128477°W / 44.9575604; -93.4128477[1]
MottoHopkins: Great to World Class.
Establishedc. 1862
School districtHopkins Public Schools
PrincipalCrystal Ballard
Staff82.97 (FTE)[2]
Number of students1,605 (2018-19)[2]
Student to teacher ratio19.34[2]
Color(s)Royal Blue, Silver
Athletics conferenceLake Conference
MascotLeo (Lion)



In the 1970s, there were two high schools in the district: Dwight D. Eisenhower Senior High School, named for the former general and U.S. president and Charles A. Lindbergh Senior High School named for the Minnesota native and famed aviator. In 1982, Hopkins closed Eisenhower High School, located in a 1950s-era building along Highway 7, and renamed the remaining school Hopkins Senior High School. The older building was converted to a community center and theater. Later part of the building was converted for use as an elementary school.[3]

Aerial view of Hopkins High School



Hopkins High School was Minnesota's first National School of Excellence.[citation needed] In 1996, Hopkins was the only high school in Minnesota honored for overall excellence in Redbook's "America's Best High Schools" project. The Language Arts Department has been named a "Center for Excellence" by the National Council of Teachers of English in recognition of the writing program. The Community Involvement program is one of six in the nation honored by the IBM Corporation and U.S. News & World Report. U.S. News & World Report also ranked the school #628 in their 2012 list of best public high schools in America.[4]

Hopkins is also home to KHOP-TV which produces both weekly shows and cable programming, a school dance program called the Royelles, a Hip-Hop dance team named Deeply Royal, as well as a Student Government and school newspaper.[5]



Hopkins High School is a member of the Lake Conference of the Minnesota State High School League.

Notable alumni



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