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Old 09-10-2014, 05:48 PM
 
Location: St Paul
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I don't see the list updated on their website yet, but WCCO is reporting the following & was at TCA today filming a nice piece about their success.

#1 in Minnesota (#42 Nationally) = Twin Cities Academy (St Paul)
#2 (#45 Nationally) = Woodbury
#3 (#51 Nationally) = Orono
#4 (#100 Nationally) = Mounds View
#5 (#104 Nationally) = Mound-Westonka
#6 (#176 Nationally) = Mahtomedi
#7 (#187 Nationally) = Wayzata
#8 (#412 Nationally) = Mpls Southwest
#9 (#422 Nationally) = Eastview
#10 (No mention of the #10 spot, presumably it didn't rank in the top-500 Nationally?)

9 Minnesota Schools Make Newsweek Magazine’s Top 500 « CBS Minnesota
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Old 09-10-2014, 09:02 PM
 
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I raised two kids, one with special-needs and one gifted, in Woodbury schools and I highly recommend them.
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Old 09-11-2014, 12:22 PM
 
Location: St Paul
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My apologies, this is the top-500 list from Newsweek, not US News & World Report. Twin Cities Academy also ranks #17 Nationally in "beating the odds", the best High Schools in America for low income students. Interesting stuff.

http://www.newsweek.com/high-schools...p-schools-2014
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Old 09-12-2014, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Here and there
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TCA is where we are planning on sending our kids...we have friends with kids there and they rave about it!
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Old 09-12-2014, 01:14 PM
 
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What is this ranking based on? I'm surprised not to see Bloomington Jefferson or Edina.
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Old 09-12-2014, 09:06 PM
 
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What is this ranking based on? I'm surprised not to see Bloomington Jefferson or Edina.
They published two lists. 1st is the "absolute list" based on the college readiness index alone, which would seem to favor schools that have very little minority & low income enrollment. 2nd is the "beating the odds" schools which are performing well in spite of high minority & low income enrollment. To TCA's credit they rank @ #42 Nationally on the "absolute list" & #17 Nationally on the "beating the odds" list, so kudos to them for that.

I'm not surprised that Jefferson isn't on the list. I've never seen it make one of the yearly top-10 lists. Edina not being there can certainly be challenged though, but who would you eliminate? Mounds View? They're on every top-10 list, every year. Mahtomedi? Same thing, every top-10 list, every year. Orono? That's Lake Minnetonka, not hard to believe they made the list. Wayzata? Not hard to believe they made the list. Woodbury? They make the top-10 lists every year. Mpls SW? Not a coincidence they make every top-10 list, every year, like the suburban schools. Mound-Westonka? Again, Lake Minnetonka, not hard to believe they may have outscored Edina this time. Eastview? Don't know much about it, but I understand it's a very nice school.

The only real surprise on the list is Twin Cities Academy. They're also the only charter from Minnesota to make the list. Really impressive work they're doing.

This link explains the methodology used to rank the schools:

http://www.newsweek.com/methodology-...ankings-268773
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Old 09-13-2014, 02:48 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN (North Minneapolis area)
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No Rosemount, must be a bogus list.

I'm just kidding haha
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Old 09-13-2014, 08:11 AM
 
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Honestly, I think it's the "beating the odds" schools that should get the real recognition (and glad to see that TCA, which I knew nothing about, is getting some attention); it's much easier to do well on all the standard rankings when you have a stable student body that is mostly middle or upper-class with highly educated parents.
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