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10 of the best and worst school systems


Analyists from WalletHub determine "2017’s States with the Best & Worst School Systems."

The Bottom 10 School Systems

1. Louisiana

2. New Mexico

3. West Virginia

4. District of Columbia

5. Mississippi

6. Arkansas

7. Alaska

8. Alabama

9. Oregon

10. Tennessee

Best vs. Worst

  • Iowa has the lowest dropout rate, 9.2 percent, which is 3.4 times lower than in the District of Columbia, registering the highest at 31.5 percent.
  • Vermont has the lowest pupil-teacher ratio, 10.55, which is 2.2 times lower than in California, registering the highest at 23.58.
  • Illinois, Missouri and Wisconsin share the highest median SAT score, 613.33, which is 1.5 times higher than in the District of Columbia, registering the lowest at 396.67.
  • Massachusetts has the lowest share of high school students who reported being threatened or injured with a weapon on school property, 4.06 percent, which is 2.6 times lower than in Arkansas, registering the highest at 10.60 percent.
  • The District of Columbia has the lowest share of high school students who were bullied online, 7.86 percent, which is 2.7 times lower than in Idaho, registering the highest at 21.08 percent.

To view the full report and your state or the District’s rank, visit: https://wallethub.com/edu/states-with-the-best-schools/5335/

Material from a press release was used in this report.

Meris Stansbury

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