How good is the public grade school or high school you're sending your children to? I found a website called Niche that considers several parameters about each school and tabulates the results to see how they rate.

According to their website, "The 2017 Best Public High Schools ranking is based on rigorous analysis of academic and student life data from the U.S. Department of Education along with test scores, college data, and ratings collected from millions of Niche users." They even have a separate Best Private High Schools Ranking and College Ranking if you're considering sending your children to a private school or they're preparing to head off to college.

Some of the factors they take into consideration include academics, culture and diversity, teachers, resources and facilities, clubs, sports, activities and more. The highest ranking local public high school on the list is Northfield Senior High School at No. 12. Rochester Century, at No. 16, is the only other southern Minnesota school in the top 20. Faribault and Owatonna high schools don't even show up in the top 100! Something for their administrations to work on, I guess.

Check out the full list of Minnesota public high schools by clicking the button below.

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