Study: Arkansas schools have room for improvement

When it comes to providing a quality education in a safe environment, Arkansas schools have...
When it comes to providing a quality education in a safe environment, Arkansas schools have room for improvement.(WLBT)
Published: Jul. 25, 2022 at 2:54 PM CDT
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JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - When it comes to providing a quality education in a safe environment, a new study finds Arkansas schools have room for improvement.

According to a study released Monday by WalletHub, Arkansas public schools rank in 32nd place in the nation.

The rankings are based on performance, funding, safety, class size, and instructor credentials in all 50 states plus the DIstrict of Columbia. The data set included pupil-teacher ratio, dropout rates, and median standardized-test scores.

The top five performing schools in America included:

RankStateTotal ScoreQualitySafety
1Massachusetts72.7911
2Connecticut66.2229
3New Jersey64.05321
4Virginia61.7944
5Maryland60.6776

Those states at the bottom were:

RankStateTotal ScoreQualitySafety
47West Virginia37.184718
48Arizona35.114834
49Louisiana34.094940
50Alaska33.055030
51New Mexico26.075143

WalletHub ranked Missouri schools in 35th place and Tennessee schools in 28th place.

To read the full report, click here.

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