Badge High Schools National Year

Maple Grove and Osseo Senior High schools have again been recognized by U.S. News and World Report magazine as two of the nation’s “Best High Schools.”

Maple Grove Senior High ranked among the top 25 high schools in the state in 2019; Osseo Senior High ranked among Minnesota’s top 100 high schools. Both schools are repeat honorees, having earned Best High School recognition previously.

The U.S. News Best High Schools rankings include data on more than 23,000 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia. More than 17,000 schools were ranked on six factors based on their performance on state assessments and how well they prepare students for college.

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ann mockAnn Mock, principal at Oak View Elementary, has been named the 2019 Administrator of the Year by the Minnesota School Counselors Association (MSCA).

This award honors individuals who have made significant contributions to improve school counseling services and who demonstrate leadership, advocacy and collaboration in their work to promote equity and access to opportunities for all students to maximize student achievement.

“This was the most humbling and honorable experience in my career,” said Mock. “I am truly blessed to be honored by so many dedicated, passionate and highly skilled school counselors.”

Throughout her career, Mock has been a strong supporter of school counselors and has recognized the importance of getting students the services they need to be successful, said Dave Warner, counselor at Oak View Elementary.

“School counselors have one of the most important and challenging jobs in our schools,” added Mock. “The social and emotional needs of our students need to be met before they can begin to focus on academics and learning.”

Mock was honored and received her award at the MSCA Conference on April 29 in St. Paul. She is the second Osseo Area Schools employee to receive an MSCA award in the past two years; in 2017, Amy Paton was named Elementary School Counselor of the Year.