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WALLETHUB: Louisiana Has the 2nd Worst School System in America

With the Every Student Succeeds Act continuing to shape state curriculums and students getting closer t the end of their summer breaks, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2019’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 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 Louisiana (1=Best; 25=Avg.):

  • 51st– Math Test Scores
  • 48th– Reading Test Scores
  • 23rd– Pupil-Teacher Ratio
  • 44th– Median ACT Score
  • 37th– % of Licensed/Certified Public K-12 Teachers
  • 47th– Dropout Rate
  • 46th– Bullying Incidence Rate
  • 45th– % of Threatened/Injured High School Students

For the full report, please visit: https://wallethub.com/edu/states-with-the-best-schools/5335/

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Julia LeFort

Julia LeFort joined RSHV News 1 in May 2019 following her graduation from Florida College with a Bachelor's Degree in May 2019. She has been working as an editor in Florida for the past two years and previously graduated from Benton High School. Currently she is working as the content manager and a contributing reporter to RSHV News 1, while also attending graduate school online through LSU's School of Library and Information Science. Julia is excited to be back in Northwest Louisiana, which she considers home. You can contact Julia at jlefort@rshv.news.

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