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12 MN High Schools Make U.S. News 2024 ‘Best’ Ranking

MINNESOTA— A dozen public high schools in Minnesota are among the best in the country, according to a new ranking Tuesday from U.S. News & World Report.

In the list, Minnesota ranks No. 36 among U.S. states and the District of Columbia. Among the 425 ranked schools, 12 are in the top 5 percent nationally, and 28 are in the top 25 percent.

The top 25 public high schools in Minnesota are:

Saint Michael, MN

Delano, MN

Stillwater, MN

State-by-state performance is based solely on which states have the largest proportion of schools in the top 25 percent. Massachusetts once again leads in the ranking, followed by Connecticut, New Jersey, Maryland, and Florida, respectively.

The top high schools have students who score exceptionally high on math, reading and science assessments, as well as strong performance among under-served students. High school graduation rates and college readiness among graduates are also measured.