The Best (And Worst) School Systems In The Country

  • WalletHub has just come out with their list of the Best and Worst State School Systems in the country
  • Massachusetts easily earns the top spot with a score of 74.16 out of 100, and landing at number one in both quality and safety rank
  • New Mexico is the worst with a score of just 31.53 out of 100, ranking dead last for quality, and in the bottom five for safety. 

When looking for a home, the quality of the schools in the area is an important factor to a lot of parents, but in some states you can look as hard as you want but you won’t find many that are that good. Certain states just have better school systems than others, and now a new report reveals how states rate. 

WalletHub has just come out with their list of the Best and Worst State School Systems in the country, looking at all 50 states and the District of Columbia on 25 key metrics, including blue ribbon schools per capita, high school graduatation rates among low income students, math and reading test scores, SAT scores, pupil-to-teacher ratios and more.

With all that in mind, Massachusetts easily earns the top spot with a score of 74.16 out of 100, and landing at number one in both quality and safety rank. The Northeast is actually represented quite well, with the top five school systems all in the area.

Top Ten Best School Systems in the Country

  1. Massachusetts
  2. New Jersey
  3. Connecticut
  4. New Hampshire
  5. Vermont
  6. Virginia
  7. Minnesota
  8. Maryland
  9. Wisconsin
  10. Colorado

As for the worst school system, New Mexico earns that honor, with a score of just 31.53 out of 100, ranking dead last for quality, and in the bottom five for safety.

Ten Worst School Systems in the Country

  1. New Mexico
  2. Louisiana
  3. District of Columbia
  4. Alaska
  5. Arizona
  6. Nevada
  7. Mississippi
  8. Alabama
  9. Oregon
  10. West Virginia

Click here to see how your state ranks.

Source: WalletHub

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