Louisiana Has The 2nd Worse Public School System In The U.S.

For most of U.S. families, public education is the only option parents have for their children and being secure in choosing a right school to secure their child’s academic success is where it begins. The quality of public schools differs from state to state and most often is a question of funding. Federal, State, and Local Governments are the three sources that Public elementary and secondary education receive money. According to the U.S. Department of Education, states usually contribute as much as local governments do and federal supplies the smallest share. Researchers have found that more resources or taxes paid by residents usually result in a better school performance.

WalletHub’s analysis takes a more comprehensive approach. According to WalletHub’s website, it accounts for performance, funding, safety, class size, and instructor credentials. They determine the top-performing school systems in America by comparing 50 states and the District of Columbia across 25 key metrics.

Public School Ranking by State

Overall Rank
(1 = Best)
State Total Score ‘Quality’ Rank ‘Safety’ Rank
1 Massachusetts 74.16 1 1
2 New Jersey 67.09 3 9
3 Connecticut 66.93 2 11
4 New Hampshire 65.11 4 7
5 Vermont 63.18 5 4
6 Virginia 63.03 7 2
7 Minnesota 60.34 6 27
8 Maryland 57.82 10 20
9 Wisconsin 57.59 9 26
10 Colorado 57.45 14 8
11 North Dakota 57.03 11 29
12 Wyoming 57.02 8 37
13 Maine 56.82 16 5
14 Nebraska 56.42 12 28
15 Kansas 55.55 21 6
16 Iowa 55.33 13 35
17 Rhode Island 54.78 19 14
18 Washington 54.58 17 10
19 Delaware 54.36 31 3
20 Kentucky 54.34 20 19
21 Illinois 54.20 15 40
22 New York 53.36 24 12
23 Montana 52.78 18 37
24 Indiana 52.69 22 23
25 South Dakota 52.27 23 24
26 Florida 52.10 25 22
27 Ohio 51.93 29 18
28 Pennsylvania 51.36 30 17
29 Missouri 51.20 26 34
30 Utah 50.99 28 32
31 Michigan 50.07 27 44
32 North Carolina 48.91 32 25
33 Oklahoma 48.79 36 16
34 Idaho 47.84 33 39
35 Tennessee 46.90 39 15
36 Texas 46.90 35 41
37 California 46.33 38 21
38 Georgia 45.67 37 42
39 Hawaii 45.09 41 13
40 South Carolina 42.24 40 46
41 Arkansas 42.18 34 50
42 West Virginia 39.91 44 31
43 Oregon 39.79 42 49
44 Alabama 38.98 43 45
45 Mississippi 38.87 45 43
46 Nevada 38.54 47 36
47 Arizona 37.53 48 30
48 Alaska 35.87 50 33
49 District of Columbia 33.62 49 48
50 Louisiana 32.50 46 51
51 New Mexico 31.53 51 47

Read More Here