Minneota School a ‘bronze’ award winner

“U.S. News has named our school a bronze winner, based on testing,” said Supt. Dan Deitte. The news came at the June school board meeting last Thursday. “I haven’t seen many other schools in the area making it,” he said.

U.S. News & World Report ranks the schools each year and designates them as a Gold, Silver or Bronze winner. Making the gold and silver is very difficult, but even the bronze designation is a feather in any school’s hat.

“This is because of all the changes we’ve made, our faculty commitment and changes to the curriculum,” added the Minneota superintendent.

“Congratulations to our school for that,” said Supt. Deitte.

“At Minneota, the student body constitutes 54 percent male and 46 percent female, and the total minority enrollment is eight percent,” said U. S. News in its evaluation of the Minneota School.

Minneota is recognized in the National Rankings and earned a bronze medal. Schools are ranked based on their performance on state-required tests and how well they prepare students for college, said officials from U. S. News and World Report.

Supt. Deitte indicated this is a very nice award for the local school and it shows how much work has been done in recent years in an effort to make Minneota one of the rock-solid schools in the state of Minnesota.

Some other schools, such as Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg and Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City also were given “bronze” awards, but there were many the size of Minneota getting the special “bronze” award this time around. Minneota has increased its test scores in recent years, helping give them the bronze award.

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