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SLP High School Best in State at Preparing Kids For College, Post Says

St. Louis Park topped the local list of the Washington Post's "High School Challenge."

Graduation season must also mean school ranking season.

First, St. Louis Park High School was named the by U.S. News and World Report. Then Newsweek said Park actually .

Now, the Washington Post has placed SLP atop its list of Minnesota schools in the "High School Challenge" rankings. The rankings look at how well high schools prepare students for college by offering college-level tests.

Rounding out the top five in Minnesota were Edina, Minneapolis South and Southwest, and Minnetonka.

The rankings are compiled using the Challenge Index, which simply divides the number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Advanced International Certificate of Education tests given at a school each year by the number of graduating seniors. Park's index was 4.051, meaning that on average, graduating seniors last year took about four college-level tests.

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