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