Best High Schools
in Minnesota

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.

Top Ranked MN Schools

To be eligible for a state ranking, a school must be awarded a national gold or silver medal.

#1

Mahtomedi Senior High School

8000 75TH ST NORTH, MAHTOMEDI, MN 55115

#2

Edina High School

6754 VALLEY VIEW RD, EDINA, MN 55435

#3

St. Anthony Village High School

3303 33RD AVE NE, ST. ANTHONY, MN 55418

#4

TrekNorth High School

2518 HANNAH AVE NW, BEMIDJI, MN 56601

#5

Wayzata High School

4955 PEONY LN NORTH, PLYMOUTH, MN 55446

#6

Minnetonka High School

18301 HWY 7, MINNETONKA, MN 55345

#7

Eagan High School

4185 BRADDOCK TRAIL, EAGAN, MN 55123

#8

Mounds View High School

1900 LAKE VALENTINE RD, ARDEN HILLS, MN 55112

#9

Century Senior High

2525 VIOLA RD NE, ROCHESTER, MN 55906

#10

Irondale Senior High School

2425 LONG LAKE RD, NEW BRIGHTON, MN 55112

MN by the Numbers
Districts 427
High Schools 772
Full-Time Teachers 17,028
Students Enrolled 288,051

Featured Districts

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The Anoka-Hennepin School District supports 15 high schools that serve 12,966 students.

Downtown St. Paul, Minnesota, with the Mississippi River in the foreground

There are 25 high schools in the Saint Paul Public Schools, serving 12,806 students.