In WalletHub’s new list of best and worst school systems across the country, Maryland ranked in the top 10.
To determine the rankings, a team of researchers compared all 50 states and the District of Columbia across 32 metrics of quality and safety. They also took into account performance, funding, safety, class size and instructor credentials.
In the personal finance site’s annual list, Maryland secured the No. 6 spot, with a score of eight in quality and a four in safety.
“The quality of the school does matter – curriculum relevancy, trained and effective teachers, and school leaders in their discipline,” said Ann Hilliard, associate professor and director for graduate programs in the Department of Education Studies and Leadership at Bowie University. “All factors working together based on the needs of students collaboratively such as the school, family, and neighborhood will produce more successful students in our schools across America.”
WalletHub’s top 10 states for public school systems are:
- New Jersey
- New Hampshire