Orono High School has been named one of America’s Best High Schools by U.S. News & World Report. Orono placed second of the 769 public high schools in Minnesota. Nationally, Orono was 249th of more than 22,000 high schools nationwide or in the top 1.15 percent of America’s high schools.
OHS placed 97th of the top 500 high schools in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) education. This was the first year that U.S. News & World Report spotlighted high schools’ success in the interdisciplinary and applied curriculum. Student participation and success in Advanced Placement (AP) tests were used to determine the ranking.
Orono High School continues to rise in the rankings – from fourth place last year and fifth place the year before. In all, only seven Minnesota high schools earned the top recognition of Gold Medal.