Florida Schools Rank In Top Half Of Country: Study
A study that ranks states based on their public educational system’s safety and quality puts Florida in the top half of the country.
Florida public schools aren’t the best in the country, but they’re far from the worst. That’s according to a new study released by WalletHub that ranks public school systems in states across the country based on their quality and safety.
The website dedicated to all things personal finance looked at 21 key metrics for all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Metrics related to such factors as student-teacher ratios, dropout rates and median standardized test scores.
When the numbers were crunched, Florida earned 21st place, putting it in the top half of the country. Massachusetts came in first place with New Jersey in second. New Hampshire, Wisconsin and Vermont rounded out the top five.
At the lower end of the rankings, Louisiana came in 51st place. New Mexico only fared a bit better in 50th place. As for Washington, D.C., WalletHub said it earned 48th place standing.
On individual metrics, Florida ranked second in its bullying incidence rate, 24th for reading test scores, 28th for math test scores and 28th for student-teacher ratios.
Data used by WalletHub analysts to create the rankings came from such sources as the U.S. Census Bureau, the National Center for Educational Statistics and the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention. To find out more about the methodology used, visit WalletHub online.
The full study report can be read on WalletHub.