I'm aware. I work in Hopkins. Live in Minnetonka, but in the Wayzata district. I live very close to the district border with Hopkins. The Hopkins bus drives by my house every day.
Let's just tell it like it is. The variety of reasons is because a large number don't want their kids going to school with kids from Minneapolis, or the kids from the low income apartment complexes in and around Hopkins proper. If there were no open enrollment, Hopkins would be a larger, wealthier school, and Minnetonka would be a considerably smaller school.
The wealthier people in the Hopkins district are largely sending their kids to Minnetonka, which is ~40% open enrollment, and a lot of that is from the Hopkins district. They're getting backfilled with kids from Minneapolis.
It is. The City of Minnetonka is served by Minnetonka, Wayzata, Hopkins and Eden Prairie schools.
The Minnetonka school district serves all or part of ten different cities.