WalletHub: Louisiana Has the Worst School System In America

NEW ORLEANS – In light of the back-to-school season and given the strong connection between educational attainment and income potential, the personal-finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis: ‘2016's States with the Best & Worst School Systems.’

         In order to identify the best school systems in America, WalletHub’s analysts compared the quality of education in the 50 states and the District of Columbia based on 17 key metrics. Their data set ranges from pupil-teacher ratio to dropout rate to average SAT and ACT scores.

         WalletHub found Louisiana ranked 51 out of 51.

         WalletHub further dissected the quality of schools in Louisiana and ranked the following:

 

51 – School System Safety Rank

49 – School System Quality Rank

48 – Math Test Score

48 – Reading Test Score

47 – Average ACT Score

45 – Dropout Rate

37 – Percentage of Licensed/Certified Public K–12 Teachers

33 – School Safety

30 – Pupil-Teacher Ratio

 

         Read the full report here

 

 

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