Jefferson among top high schools statewide

Published on Apr 30, 2020
Jefferson High School football game

Jefferson High School is ranked No. 15 of all high schools in the state of Minnesota according to recent rankings by U.S. News & World Report.

Moving up from the No. 19 spot in last year’s ranking, Jefferson boasts a high AP course participation rate, a 92 percent graduation rate and a math proficiency level well above the statewide average. 

Schools are ranked based on their performance on state-required tests, graduation rates and how well they prepare students for career and college. 

“These successes are due to the dedication and efforts of our amazing school staff working with students every day,” said Jefferson Principal Jaysen Anderson. “Rankings like these aren’t everything, but I’m incredibly proud of the work we do with school culture and climate and rigorous academic standards.”

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