A pair of Central Minnesota schools have made the 2018 U.S. News & World Report Top-20 in their annual ranking of Minnesota High Schools.

In ranking the schools, the report looked at four main factors:

  1. Students exceeded expectations in their states.
  2. Under-served students performed better than the state average.
  3. Student graduation rates met a threshold.
  4. Students were prepared for college-level coursework.

The area's top performer according to the report is Long Prairie Grey Eagle Secondary School -- coming in at #3 for high marks in advanced placement participation, state test performance, and college ready students.

The other school cracking Minnesota's Top-20 for 2018 is Sartell High School -- sitting at #19 on the state list.

Wondering about other area schools? Here more that were ranked among the Top-50 in the survey:

  • Rogers Senior High #32
  • Elk River Senior High #33
  • Brainerd High School #38
  • St. Michael-Albertville Senior High #47

You can find the full report from U.S. News & World Report HERE.

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