UPDATED: Eagan High Named 21st Most Challenging School in Minnesota

The high school was one of 28 schools in the state to make the Washington Post’s High School Challenge list.

Eagan High School made the Washington Post’s list of the most-challenging high schools, according to rankings released last week.

The Washington Post’s High School Challenge ranked Eagan 21st in the state for how it prepares students for college.

Only 9 percent of the country’s approximately 22,000 schools made the list, including 27 in Minnesota.

To grade the schools, the Washington Post divided the number of college preparation tests that students took by the number of graduating seniors. Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Advanced International Certificate of Education tests were all tallied. Schools with a score above 1.0 made the list.

Eagan scored 1.494.

The list excludes magnets and charter schools that have average SAT or ACT scores greater than the highest average for normal enrollment schools—which translates to 2000 for the SAT or 29.3 for the ACT.

Click here to see the full results.

Editor's Note: Following the publication of this article, the International School of Minnesota was added to the list and ranked as No. 1 on the most challenging list, dropping Eagan from No. 20 to No. 21.


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