The change to the middle school concept came during a district reorganization at the end of the 1979-1980 school year. By changing junior high schools to middle schools, the district altered grade levels at all the schools. Elementary schools became grades K-5 instead of K-6, and the new middle schools housed grades 6-8, which they continue to do today.
Elementary feeder schools that currently bring students to Maple Park include Gracemor, Maplewood, Ravenwood and Topping. Maple Park graduates attend Winnetonka High School for their 9th-12th grade education.