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Bemidji High School Principal Brian Stefanich stands in front of Bemidji High School, which received a Silver Award from U.S. News & World Report. U.S. News listed BHS in the top 500 public high schools for 2010. Pioneer Photo/Anne Williams

Making the list: U.S. News ranks Bemidji High School among best public high schools in America


What does it take for a high school to be the best in the country?

According to U.S. News & World Report, America's best high schools must serve all their students well and prove through state test scores that their students are being successfully educated.

In the report, Bemidji High School was named in the top 500 public high schools in America and was among 11 other public high schools in Minnesota to receive a silver award, the top award for any Minnesota school.

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