New Report Says Louisiana Has 2nd Worst School System In America


NEW ORLEANS — With the Every Student Succeeds Act shaping state curriculums and students getting closer to the end of their summer breaks, the personal-finance website WalletHub released its report on 2018's States with the Best & Worst School Systems as well as accompanying videos.

In order to determine the best school systems in America, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 25 key measures of quality and safety. The data set ranges from pupil-teacher ratio to dropout rate to median standardized-test scores.

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Quality & Safety of Schools in Louisiana (1=Best; 25=Avg.):
51st – Math Test Scores
48th – Reading Test Scores
39th – Median ACT Score
37th – % of Licensed/Certified Public K–12 Teachers
46th – Dropout Rate
46th – Bullying Incidence Rate
45th – % of Threatened/Injured High School Students

To read the complete report click here.

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