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Jefferson ranked among top 20 high schools statewide

Jefferson High School is among the top 20 high schools in the state of Minnesota according to recent rankings by U.S. News & World Report.

Ranking No. 19, Jefferson boasts a high AP course participation rate, a 91 percent graduation rate and reading and math proficiency levels well above statewide averages.

Schools are ranked based on their performance on state-required tests, graduation rates and how well they prepare students for career and college.

“These successes are due to the efforts and passions of our school staff working with students every day,” said Jefferson Principal Jaysen Anderson. “Reports like this aren’t everything, but if you look at the work we do with school culture and climate and rigorous academic standards, we’re definitely in the sweet spot.”

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