Northfield High School has been listed among the top high schools in the state and nation in a recent rating of high schools conducted by U.S. News and World Report. Almost 22,000 high schools in the United States including 786 high schools in Minnesota were reviewed by the national news magazine. Factors such as standardized test results, performance on advanced placement tests and graduation rates are used to determine the annual ranking.
In the U.S. News Best High Schools 2012 rankings, Minnesota has 7 gold medal schools and 42 silver medal schools. Northfield High School ranked 27th in the state and received a silver medal rating. Northfield High School’s ranking places it in the top 4% of the total 786 Minnesota high schools that were reviewed. For the complete article, follow this link: http://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/minnesota.