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2018 ranking of best and worst states for schools

Which states have the best schools? WalletHub's new research finds the answer.

If you're looking to start a family or are looking to move with family, the school system you're moving into might be one of the main factors of your decision. Finance analytics company WalletHub surveyed all 50 states and the District of Columbia to find the top school systems. The report went across 25 key measures of quality, performance and safety. The data set includes pupil-teacher ratio, dropout rate, median standardized test scores, bullying and more.

The states with the best school systems are:

1. Massachusetts

2. New Jersey

3. Connecticut

4. New Hampshire

5. Vermont

The states with the lowest ranking school systems are:

48. Alaska

49. District of Columbia

50. Louisiana

51. New Mexico

To find out where your state ranks, check out the full report here.