With many students returning to school, we take a look at where the Lone Star State's school system ranks among the rest of the nation.

WalletHub compared the school systems of all fifty states as well as Washington D.C., looking at each state's School System Quality rank and its Safety rank, and coming up with an overall rank for the state.  To compile their list, WalletHub considered the following...

For School System Quality Rank

  • Presence of State’s Public Schools Within the “Top 700 Best U.S. Schools”: Full Weight
  • Remote-Learning Opportunities from Online Public Schools: Half Weight
  • Dropout Rates: Double Weight
  • “Bookworms” Rank: Half Weight
  • Pupil-Teacher Ratio: Full Weight
  • Math Test Scores: Double Weight
  • Reading Test Scores: Double Weight
  • Percentage of Graduates Who Completed an Advanced Placement (AP) Exam in High School: Double Weight
  • Average SAT Score: Double Weight
  • Percentage of High School Graduates Who Completed the ACT: Double Weight

For Safety Rank

  • School Safety (percentage of public school students in grades 9–12 who reported being threatened or injured with a weapon on school property): Double Weight
  • Bullying-Incidents Rate: Double Weight
  • Youth Incarceration Rate per 100,000: Full Weight

Texas ranked 27th overall, coming in 31st in School System Quality and 19th in Safety.  Though in the middle of the pack in the overall ratings, Texas tied for 2nd place in Lowest Dropout Rate and 5th in Worst SAT Scores.

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