Kansas schools are the fifth best in the nation, according to a WalletHub study.
Using 12 key metrics, WalletHub examined school systems in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Kansas scored well in several metrics, which catapulted the state’s public schools to a fifth-place ranking. The state scored near the top for school safety and educational output. Sunflower State schools boasted 12th place in drop out rates, an eighth place in math test scores and 11th in pupil-to-teacher ratio. However, the state ranked solidly in the center, at 25th, in bullying incident rates and reading test scores.
Kansas’ fifth-place rank was behind New Jersey, which finished in first place; second place Massachuttes, third place Vermont and fourth place New Hampshire. Neighboring Missouri schools were ranked 19th overall.