We reviewed 21,035 U.S. public high schools; 136 Minnesota schools made our rankings.View Rankings
Minnesota has one of the nation's highest state graduation rates and flexibility from No Child Left Behind mandates. To graduate, Minnesota students must earn at least 21.5 credits and pass assessments in math, reading and writing. Minnesota high school students can test out of introductory college courses via the computer-based College-Level Examination Program, according to the Minnesota Department of Education.
In the U.S. News Best High Schools 2013 rankings, Minnesota has six gold medal schools, 40 silver medal schools and 90 bronze medal schools. Many of Minnesota's Best High Schools are within the Minneapolis Public School District, which is near the state capital of St. Paul.