We bring that up only because last year, Newsweek named Southwest High in Minneapolis the best school in the state. But evidently the criteria changed to the benefit of the schools in the 'burbs and elsewhere, "in hopes of highlighting solutions."
Newsweek says that 1,100 of the country's top public high schools supplied internal data for the magazine's survey. Here's how the Minnesota contingent performed:
76 Edina (Edina)
158 Mahtomedi (Mahtomedi)
178 Lakeville North (Lakeville)
210 Century (Rochester)
213 Eden Prairie (Eden Prairie)
248 St. Louis Park (St. Louis Park)
364 Andover (Andover)
451 Apple Valley (Apple Valley)
478 Simley (Inver Grove Heights)
Southwest can still hold its head high, though: It topped the Washington Post rankings in May.