28 Minn. schools make Newsweek's list of top public high schools

Newsweek published their list of America's Top 1,500 Public High Schools and 28 Minnesota schools made the cut. (via)

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Here is how the ranking is created:

Public schools are ranked according to a ratio devised by Jay Mathews: the number of Advanced Placement, Intl. Baccalaureate and/or Cambridge tests taken by all students at a school in 2008 divided by the number of graduating seniors. All of the schools on the list have an index of at least 1.000; they are in the top 6 percent of public schools measured this way.

Check out which Minnesota schools made the list. See the full list here.

Do you think the ranking is a fair assessment of the "top" public schools in the country? Can a school really be judged based on the percentage of students taking advanced tests.


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