Being in the top 70 high schools in Minnesota is a big deal, as there's a lot of them. Sartell High School ranks higher than any other central Minnesota city!

A recent U.S. News report ranked every school in the United States, then broke it down by state and the results are very surprising for central Minnesota.

The list shows many high schools in the Twin Cities area near the top of the list, but central Minnesota overall had a tough ranking, with only 2 area high schools making it in the top 50.

The ranking system was pretty simple - looking at student success, graduation rates, and preparedness for college-level coursework, in comparison with the other schools in the state.

A huge congrats goes out to 2 schools in central Minnesota who made the top 50 out of hundreds of schools in the state:

Rank 28 - Sartell High School
Rank 50 - Sauk Rapids-Rice High School

There weren't any other central Minnesota high schools listed in the top 70 of this list. If you're wondering who had the #1 ranked high school in Minnesota, it's Math & Science Academy in Woodbury.

Congrats Sartell High School, that's an amazing feat and you all should be proud of this!

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