Dreary Weather for Day of Caring Outside But High School Students are the Silver Lining
Carol McCarthy | May 9, 2018 AT 4:16 pm
UNDATED —Community service was a theme of the day as students circulated throughout Detroit Lakes cleaning yards for Day of Caring, but also it was a day of community pride for Detroit Lakes School District. Detroit Lakes High School is among the top high schools in the country in U.S. World Report's 2018 rankings of the best high schools in the nation. Detroit Lakes Senior High School was ranked 49th among the Minnesota schools and Detroit Lakes Superintendent Doug Froke says that's pleasantly surprising news...
Froke says it wasgreat news to share at today's assembly prior with students as they were about to head out for Day of Caring in the community...
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Detroit Lakes was a silver rating among the list and another local school, Hawley High School was 64th, which was a bronze rating according to the report.
Twin Cities area schools dominated the rankings for 72 Minnesota high schools that were listed.
Nova Classical Academy Upper School in St. Paul topped Minnesota's rankings, followed by Orono Senior High School, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle Secondary School, Math and Science Academy in Woodbury and Great River School in S. Paul, which all earned gold ratings.
The rankings are determined by whether the schools exceeded expectations on state reading and mathematics proficiency tests as well as graduation rates (which must be 80 percent or higher). A College Readiness Index, based on the percentages of each school's students who took and passed Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate exams, also factors into the rankings.
More than 20,500 high schools were evaluated by U.S. News, with 5,948 of them receiving national recognition.
To learn more, visit www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools.