It's graduation season! Where did your alma mater show up on this list?

Just like being successful in school, you need to do your homework.  Although we may not agree with all the results, I give extra credit to US News and World Report for using extensive methodology to compile the list. Before you blow your top about your school's placement, click that link to see the criteria that were used.

Here are the main grading points and the percentage they make of the final scoring.

College Readiness 30%

State Assessment Performance 20%

Underserved Student Performance 10%

College Curriculum Breadth 10%

Graduation Rate 10%

ND's top 30 schools including enrollment (grades 9-12) and graduation rate %

#30 SAINT JOHN HIGH SCHOOL  116 STUDENTS/GRAD RATE 100%

#29 HAZEN HIGH SCHOOL 178 STUDENTS/GRAD RATE 90%

#28 LINTON HIGH SCHOOL 96 STUDENTS/GRAD RATE 100%

#27 MANDAN HIGH SCHOOL 1,054 STUDENTS/GRAD RATE 87%

#26 WEST FARGO HIGH SCHOOL 1,437 STUDENTS/GRAD RATE 91%

#25 CAVALIER HIGH SCHOOL 125 STUDENTS/GRAD RATE 97%

#24 NORTHWOOD HIGH SCHOOL 94 STUDENTS/GRAD RATE 100%

#23 BISMARCK HIGH SCHOOL 1,201 STUDENTS/GRAD RATE 94%

#22 LEGACY HIGH SCHOOL 1,355 STUDENTS/GRAD RATE 96%

#21 BARNES COUNTY NORTH 85 STUDENTS/GRAD RATE 94%

#20 RUGBY HIGH SCHOOL 179 STUDENTS/GRAD RATE 98%

#19 CARRINGTON HIGH SCHOOL 152 STUDENTS/GRAD RATE 97%

#18 RED RIVER HIGH SCHOOL 1,029 STUDENTS/GRAD RATE 97%

#17 KENMARE HIGH SCHOOL 73 STUDENTS/GRAD RATE 100%

#16 FARGO SOUTH HIGH SCHOOL 925 STUDENTS/GRAD RATE 92%

#15 GRAND FORKS CENTRAL 1,149 STUDENTS/GRAD RATE 89%

#14 KINDRED HIGH SCHOOL 232 STUDENTS/GRAD RATE 94%

#13 PARK RIVER AREA HIGH SCHOOL 104 STUDENTS/GRAD RATE 100%

#12 CENTRAL CASS HIGH SCHOOL 279 STUDENTS/GRAD RATE 98%

#11 SOUTH HEART HIGH SCHOOL 112 STUDENTS/GRAD RATE 96%

#10 ELLENDALE HIGH SCHOOL 84 STUDENTS/GRAD RATE 94%

#9 WEST FARGO SHEYENNE 1,561 STUDENTS/GRAD RATE 93%

#8 MAPLE VALLEY HIGHSCHOOL 52 STUDENTS/GRAD RATE 100%

#7 VALLEY CITY HIGH SCHOOL 380 STUDENTS/GRAD RATE 91%

#6 JAMESTOWN HIGH SCHOOL 735 STUDENTS/GRAD RATE 86%

#5 CENTRAL VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL 49 STUDENTS/GRAD RATE 100%

#4 NORTHERN CASS HIGH SCHOOL 183 STUDENTS/GRAD RATE 100%

#3 CENTURY HIGH SCHOOL 1,346 STUDENTS/GRAD RATE 97%

#2 FARGO DAVIES HIGH SCHOOL 1,328 STUDENTS/GRAD RATE 96%

#1 FARGO NORTH HIGH SCHOOL 1,001 STUDENTS/GRAD RATE 93%

Congrats to Fargo North and yay for Century getting in the top three!

Before you start spouting something about east coast school bias, take a look at how the rankings came to be... When you're there, you can click on the individual schools to see how they met certain criteria. Here are two more I'll include outside the top 30.

#31 MAGIC CITY CAMPUS HIGH SCHOOL  909 STUDENTS/GRAD RATE 93%

#53 DICKINSON HIGH SCHOOL 1,029 STUDENTS/GRAD RATE 93%

Let's salute all the Graduating Classes of 2022!!

Now go get a job. I understand places are hiring.


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