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RANKED: Every state in the US by the strength of their public education system


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Massachusetts has the best public education system out of all US states, according to an annual ranking.
The US News and World Report rankings looked at how well states are educating their students in preschool, K-12 and higher education.
It examines performance in areas like preschool enrollment, math and reading scores, college readiness, graduation rates, tuition and fees, and debt at graduation.
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Massachusetts was ranked as having the best public education system out of all US states, according to an annual ranking.

The US News and World Report rankings looked at how well states are educating their students in preschool, K-12 and higher education after examining areas like preschool enrollment, math and reading scores, college readiness, graduation rates, tuition and fees, and debt at graduation.

While Massachusetts topped the list, Alabama and New Mexico ranked the lowest.

The rankings come as part of US News and World Report’s “Best States” ranking for 2019, which looks at the quality of health care, education, and infrastructure in every state, as well as their economies and quality of life.

Here are the states ranked in order of the quality of their public education systems:

50. Alabama

Alabama was ranked 49th for pre-k to 12th grade and 47th for higher education.

49. New Mexico

New Mexico was ranked 50th for pre-k to 12th grade and 29th for higher education.

48. Louisiana

Louisiana was ranked 46th for pre-k to 12th grade and 49th for higher education.

47. Alaska

Alaska was ranked 47th for pre-k to 12th grade and 36th for higher education.

46. Mississippi

Mississippi was ranked 45th for pre-k to 12th grade and 33rd for higher education.

45. Nevada

Nevada was ranked 48th for pre-k to 12th grade and 18th for higher education.

44. West Virginia

West Virginia was ranked 42nd for pre-k to 12th grade and 45th for higher education.

43. South Carolina

South Carolina was ranked 41st for pre-k to 12th grade and 46th for higher education.

42. Arkansas

Arkansas was ranked 40th for pre-k to 12th grade and 40th for higher education.

41. Rhode Island

Rhode Island was ranked 36th for pre-k to 12th grade and 48th for higher education.

40. Arizona

Arizona was ranked 44th for pre-k to 12th grade and 24th for higher education.

39. Oklahoma

Oklahoma was ranked 43rd for pre-k to 12th grade and 28th for higher education.

38. Kentucky

Kentucky was ranked 32nd for pre-k to 12th grade and 43rd for higher education.

37. Michigan

Michigan was ranked 29th for pre-k to 12th grade and 42nd for higher education.

36. Oregon

Delaware was ranked 39th for pre-k to 12th grade and 22nd for higher education.

35. Tennessee

Tennessee was ranked 38th for pre-k to 12th grade and 23rd for higher education.

34. Texas

Texas was ranked 33rd for pre-k to 12th grade and 32nd for higher education.

33. Idaho

Idaho was ranked 26th for pre-k to 12th grade and 35th for higher education.

32. Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania was ranked 10th for pre-k to 12th grade and 50th for higher education.

31. Ohio

Ohio was ranked 18th for pre-k to 12th grade and 38th for higher education.

30. Georgia

Georgia was ranked 31st for pre-k to 12th grade and 25th for higher education.

29. Hawaii

Hawaii was ranked …read more

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