Bemidji High School is one of the best in Minnesota, according to U.S. News and World Report.

On Tuesday, April 22, the publication released its 2014 rankings of American high schools, identifying the best based on Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate exams along with ranking our Reading and Math MCA test scores.

In Minnesota, Bemidji was ranked number 22 out of more than 600 high schools.  Nationally, Bemidji High School ranked 1003rd.

A report released earlier this year by the College Board shows that number of Minnesota students taking Advanced Placement (AP) courses has almost doubled over the past decade. ┬áLast year, 11,497 passed the exam – almond twice the number of students who passed it a decade ago.