Massachusetts’ School Systems Named Best in America

Massachusetts’ School Systems Named Best in America

Massachusetts educators can hang their hats on the fact that their school systems are the tops in the country.

According to a recent report from the data experts at WalletHub, the Bay State is home to 2019’s best school systems.

The report — 2019’s States with the Best & Worst School Systems — compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 29 key measures of quality and safety. The data set ranges from pupil-teacher ratio to dropout rate to median standardized-test scores.

Quality & Safety of Schools in Massachusetts (1=Best; 25=Avg.):

  • 1st – Math Test Scores
  • 1st – Reading Test Scores
  • 11th – Pupil-Teacher Ratio
  • 21st – Median SAT Score
  • 2nd – Median ACT Score
  • 12th – Dropout Rate
  • 5th – Bullying Incidence Rate
  • 1st – % of Threatened/Injured High School Students

To see how the rest of the country compared to Massachusetts, please scroll the map below:


Source: WalletHub

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