2018 Best Public High Schools in MinnesotaAbout this List

The 2018 Best Public High Schools ranking is based on rigorous analysis of key statistics and millions of reviews from students and parents using data from the U.S. Department of Education. Ranking factors include state test scores, college readiness, graduation rates, SAT/ACT scores, teacher quality, and high school ratings. Read more on how this ranking was calculated.

  1. Hopkins Senior High School

    • Hopkins Public Schools, MN
    • 10-12
    • 336
    20 Best Public High Schools in Minnesota

    High School Junior: This school can give you a great education. However, it's like any school out there, you have to be willing to put the work in. There are so many unique classes offered here like ProPEL (an internship class where you get to hold a real life internship at places like the local hospital or General Mills), or journalism, accounting, astronomy, architectural design etc. The only reason you wouldn't get a class you want is if there aren't enough students registered to run it. The workload is manageable as long as you manage your time well, balancing a lot of AP classes can be hard but is definitely worth it in the end. If you ever get overwhelmed, we have something called TASC every Monday and Thursday where students get 40 minutes to talk to their teachers and catch up...not to mention the after school ASC program that provides tutoring for 2 hours. All of the AP classes are SO worth it! Other notable classes are newspaper (our newspaper is ranked nationally and they went to Washington DC for a conference this year), our choir program (also ranked nationally, has swept first place at the Festival Disney competition in Florida like the past five years in a row) and AP Calculus (April Felt and Mr. Hering, the teachers, are two of the best human beings I have ever met).
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    • A+
      Overall Niche Grade
    • 1,650 Students
    • 20:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
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2018 Best Public High Schools in Minnesota