Rochester should have a lot going for it this year. It's one of the biggest cities in Minnesota, it has one of the best medical communities in the world, and it's only going to get bigger with the DMC. It's also commonly recognized as a great place to raise a family.

So considering all of that, you'd think that some of the best teachers in the state would be here, right?

(Disclaimer: I didn't go to school here and am child-free. I'm just askin' the questions!)

A ranking specialist recently put together a list of the Top 50 Minnesota Public High Schools With The Best Teachers For 2019, based on factors like student and parent ratings of teachers, teacher salaries, teacher absenteeism, teacher tenure, student-teacher ratio, and more.

Here's the full list. See if you notice anything:

  1. Orono Senior High School
  2. St. Croix Preparatory
  3. School of Environmental Studies
  4. Mounds View Senior High School
  5. Minnetonka Senior High School
  6. Wayzata High School
  7. Eagan Senior High School
  8. Perpich Center for Arts Education
  9. Math & Science Academy
  10. Great River School
  11. Eastview Senior High School
  12. Irondale Senior High School
  13. Eden Prairie Senior High School
  14. Rosemount Senior High School
  15. Hastings High School
  16. Prior Lake High School
  17. Edina Senior High School
  18. Apple Valley Senior High School
  19. Mound-Westonka High School
  20. Woodbury Senior High School
  21. Chanhassen High School
  22. Mahtomedia Senior High School
  23. Maple Grove Senior High School
  24. Central Senior High School
  25. Henry Sibley High School
  26. Hopkins Senior High School
  27. Chaska High School
  28. Andover High School
  29. Creative Arts Secondary School
  30. Nova Classical Academy Upper School
  31. Blaine High School
  32. Avalon School
  33. Southwest Senior High School
  34. Performing Institute of Minnesota Arts High School
  35. White Bear Lake Area High School - South Campus
  36. Anoka High School
  37. Lakeville North High School
  38. SAGE Academy Charter School
  39. Roseville Area Senior High School
  40. Fridley Senior High School
  41. Eagle Ridger Academy
  42. Twin Cities Academy High School
  43. Stillwater Area High School
  44. Hudson High School
  45. Champlin Park High School
  46. Roosevelt Senior High School
  47. Washington Technology Magnet School
  48. Highland Park Senior High School
  49. Spring Lake Park Senior High School
  50. Osseo Senior High School

...Wait, are there really no schools from Rochester on this list? What gives? I'm pretty sure there have to be some amazing teachers here that aren't getting some love from this list. Do you feel the same way, or do Rochester schools need some improvement? You tell me!

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