SLP High School Named Third Best in State by Newsweek

Last year, Park placed sixth out of nine Minnesota schools on the list.

Less than two weeks after being named the by U.S. News and World Report, was bumped up even higher by Newsweek.

Park was named the third best public high school in the state according to Newsweek's annual rankings, which were released on Monday. Among Minnesota schools, only nearby Minnetonka and Edina placed higher. Nationally, St. Louis Park was ranked 290th out of 1,000.

The rankings were based on six components provided by school administrators: graduation rate (25 percent), college matriculation rate (25 percent), AP/IB/AICE tests taken per student (25 percent), average SAT/ACT scores (10 percent), average AP/IB/AICE scores (10 percent) and AP courses offered  per student (5 percent).

St. Louis Park High School has historically placed quite well in Newsweek's rankings, taking top state honors in 2009. Last year, Park was ranked sixth in Minnesota and No. 248 overall.

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