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Menahga HS reviewed in national survey

By Nick Longworth

US News has published their findings after collecting data from high school’s across the nation during the 2010-11 school year.

The research was conducted surveying academic efficiency using such criteria as student to teacher ratio, test scores and school information based on government data as guidelines.

Although Menahga high school did not qualify for honors in the top 100 national high school rankings, principal Dan Stifter was pleased with the overall scoring.

“Our community places a high value on education. Our students and staff work real hard to get the most out of each other. I am proud of our staff, students and our community. It takes all of us working together to make great things happens.” Stifter said.

Menahga received scores in the 90th percentile for reading and in the 50th percentile for math with only 29 percent of students tested meeting the necessary standards.

Menahga was not graded on college readiness because it does not offer Advanced Placement classes, but rather “college level” classes – a distinguishable characteristic that also cost them the chance to be ranked in the top 50 high schools in Minnesota, of which, nearby Bemidji took 30.

“We are always looking to improve,” Stifter said.

“As we continue to update our curriculum and resources our goal is to provide the best all-around education we can for our students.”

Nick Longworth
A graduate from St. Cloud State University, Nick photographs and writes a variety of stories for nearly every section of The Park Rapids Enterprise. His duties also include section layouts and online content submission.
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