Want to know if you are sending your kid off to a school in an awesome or not-so-good school system this year? Then, check out Wallet Hub’s 2015 ranking of the Best and Worst School Systems.
To find the best school systems, WalletHub compared the quality of education in the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia by analyzing 13 key metrics. Its data include such metrics as the pupil-teacher ratio, dropout rates, standardized-test scores and bullying incidents rates.
|States with the Best School Systems||States with the Worst School Systems|
|3||New Jersey||44||West Virginia|
|9||Connecticut||50||District of Columbia|
- The District of Columbia’s dropout rate is four times higher than Iowa’s.
- California’s pupil-to-teacher ratio is twice as high as Vermont’s.
- The percentage of high school graduates who completed an AP exam in high school is four times higher in the District of Columbia than in Mississippi.
- The percentage of public high school students who reported being threatened or injured with a weapon on school property at least once during the previous 12 months is three times higher in Arkansas than in Wisconsin.
- The percentage of high school students who were bullied online is twice as high in Maine than in Mississippi.
- In North Dakota the average SAT test score is 40% higher than in District of Columbia.
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