States with the lowest-ranked public schools

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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