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slides: Massachusetts Ranked #2 for Best School System by WalletHub

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

 

Massachusetts has been ranked as the second best state in the nation in regards to its school systems, according to a new study by WalletHub.

With school ready to resume in the coming weeks, WalletHub compared and contrasted the school systems in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia on 12 key metrics, ranging from student-teacher ratios and dropout rates to test scores and bullying incident rates.

The study’s methodology was split into two rankings: a school system quality ranking and an education output and safety ranking.

How Massachusetts Ranked

Massachusetts – ranking second overall in the nation – was the second best state in regards to the school system quality rankings and 12th best in the education output and safety ranking.

Massachusetts also ranked as the best state in the nation in regards to both mathematics and reading scores. Massachusetts was also tied for the 3rd lowest bullying rate. 

To see the full study, click here

 

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Massachusetts

#2 Massachusetts

Massachusetts had the highest reading and math scores in the nation.

The state also tied for the 3rd lowest bullying rate.

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Vermont

#3 Vermont

Vermont led the nation in the lowest pupil to teacher ratio

The state also came in second place for most safest school.

Vermont ranked near the bottom, 36th place, for highest bullying incident rates.

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New Hampshire

#4 New Hampshire

New Hampshire also ranked very high in test scores.

The state placed #2 overall in the nation for both reading (tie) and math.

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Connecticut

#13 Connecticut

Although ranked #13 in the nation, Connecticut placed #11 for school system quality.

The state also tied in fourth place with New Jersey for highest reading scores.

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Maine

#17 Maine (Tie)

Maine ranked #37 for highest bullying incident rates.

Main also placed #12 for school system quality..

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Rhode Island

#31 Rhode Island

Rhode Island ranked 29th best for education output and safety.

 
 

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