New York Ranks Among the Top States With Best School Systems
According to WalletHub, New York is among the top states with the best school systems in the United States.
"Unlike other research that focuses primarily on academic outcomes or school finance, WalletHub’s analysis takes a more comprehensive approach. It accounts for performance, funding, safety, class size and instructor credentials." ~ WalletHub
The WalletHub study used 33 key measures to compare all 50 states, along with the District of Columbia. The study looked at factors like schools' student to teacher ratio, standardized-test scores, drop-out rates and more. New York ranked at #12 on the list of 2020’s States with the Best & Worst School Systems. Number one is the best, 51 is the worst, so overall, we did really well. Massachusetts was #1, the state with the best school systems, while New Mexico was #51, the state with the worst school systems. You can see the full list here.
Here is some New York-specific data, according to an email I received from WalletHub:
"Quality & Safety of Schools in New York (1=Best; 25=Avg.):
34th – Math Test Scores
30th – Reading Test Scores
7th – Pupil-Teacher Ratio
32nd – Median SAT Score
4th – Median ACT Score
24th – % of Licensed/Certified Public K–12 Teachers
37th – Dropout Rate
32nd – Bullying Incidence Rate
36th – % of Threatened/Injured High School Students
1st – Statewide School Closure due to COVID-19"