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About Winnetonka High School

Winnetonka High School is the proud home of the Griffins, a community of scholars committed to achieving academic excellence and serving others. Our school serves approximately 1,200 students in grades 9 through 12 from the surrounding neighborhoods. Winnetonka is the feeder school for Maple Park Middle, Eastgate 6th Grade Center, and six elementary schools: Gracemor, Lakewood, Maplewood, Ravenwood, Topping, and Winnwood. The high school has a rich and storied history with many generations of alumni who return often to cheer on their alma mater. 

Winnetonka is the only AVID National Demonstration School in Missouri. AVID is a schoolwide approach to college readiness that supports all students with study skills and habits as well as post-secondary goal-setting. Winnetonka scholars have many diverse strengths and interests, and we are proud to support each student as they look ahead to the future.

Quick Facts

Grades: 9-12
Established: 1970-71
Mascot: Griffin
Colors: Cardinal Red and Gold

School Hours: 7:43 a.m. - 2:40 p.m.
Half-Day Release: 11:01 a.m.

Phone: (816) 321-5340

Mission & Vision

The mission of Winnetonka High School is to:

  • Educate responsively,
  • Embrace fully, and
  • Prepare holistically

So students can fulfill their unique purpose as they navigate and change the world.

A community where students explore their possibilities, where relationships are a priority, and where students are celebrated for their unique purpose.


Winnetonka High School Griffin mascot

The Griffin is a legendary creature of old Greek mythology which portrays the combined features of a being with the head, talons, and wings of an eagle, the body of a lion, and a feathered back. The animal-like ears are usually shown in the forward position denoting alertness and acute hearing. Griffins sat at the feet of Apollo, held a paw on the zodiac and emitted light. The Griffin was generally believed to be a ferocious monster of enormous size - so large that drinking cups could be made from its claws. Griffins are considered to be symbols of strength and vigilance. In classic mythology Griffins were guardians of gold and godly treasures. They built their nests from gold which made their nests very tempting to hunters. Griffins were then forced to keep vigilant guard over their nests. Therefore, the Griffin is usually associated with acting as a guardian of treasures or of something to be valued.

Alma Mater

All praise and glory to thy name, our Alma Mater bold.
May we as Griffins marching on defend our red and gold.
The truth and honor for which we stand,
Shall be our present guide.
In word, in deed, in song, proclaim our Northland pride.
All hail and praise forever, our Winnetonka High.

The promise of tomorrow, we are building here today.
In the halls of Winnetonka, in a very special way.
Through brotherhood and honor, true in what we say and do,
Our promise for the future Winnetonka lies in you.
All hail and praise forever, our Winnetonka High.

Fight Song

We are Winnetonka Griffins - proud and strong and true.
Our hearts are right. Our future bright in every thing we do.
Rah! Rah! Rah!

We are Winnetonka Griffins - young and free and bold.
We play the game, we fight for fame, in cardinal and in gold.

Win, win, win, Winnetonka!
Go, go, go, get-em Griffins,
Win, win, win, Winnetonka!
Go, go, go, get-em Griffins,
Win, win, win, Winnetonka! WIN!