Massachusetts ranked No. 1 public school system in the US

by Liz Hughes

Massachusetts has the best public school system in the country, according to WalletHub’s “2022 States With the Best & Words School Systems” report

Homebuyers carefully choose communities based on several factors, and for those raising a family or planning to, finding an area with great schools is a high priority. For many families public education is the only option, but school systems can vary widely due to resources and funding, according to the report. 

WalletHub compared public school systems in all 50 states and the District of Columbia across 32 key metrics based on quality and safety.

Massachusetts ranked No. 1 with a score of 72.79, coming in tops for both quality and safety. The Bay State also ranked No. 1 for math test scores and reading test scores. It tied for first in ACT test scores with Connecticut and the District of Columbia. Massachusetts also had the lowest percentage of threatened/injured high school students in the study. 

The Bay State was followed by Connecticut, New Jersey, Virginia and Maryland. 

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