States with the lowest-ranked public schools

Aug. 9, 2016
The WalletHub website has gathered data to assess the overall quality of public schools in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

The website WalletHub has released a list ranking the quality of schools systems in all 50 states and Washington, D.C.

The site uses data from 17 categories, such as graduation rates, dropout rates, pupil-teacher ratio, math and reading test scores, ACT and SAT scores and disciplinary rates, to come up with an overall rating for a state.

Here are the 10 places—nine states and the District of Columbia—with the lowest-ranked school systems, according to WalletHub. [To see the 10 states with the highest rankings, click here.]

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