2016’s States with the Best & Worst School Systems
by Richie Bernardo, Wallet Hub, August 2, 2016
…With school resuming session, many parents might be wondering whether they’ve selected the best school districts to secure their children’s academic success. For many, quality is a question of available public funding. And while that may be true in certain cases, more resources do not always correlate with better academic performance, as our findings demonstrate….
…In light of back-to-school season, WalletHub’s analysts compared the quality of education in the 50 states and the District of Columbia to shine the spotlight on top-performing school systems. In making such a comparison, we examined each state and the District across 17 key metrics, ranging from “student-teacher ratio” to “average SAT and ACT scores” to “dropout rate.” Continue reading below for our findings, additional expert commentary and the full description of our methodology….
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- Overall Rank 39
- Overall Score 45.44
- School System Quality Rank 42
- School System Safety Rank 6