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Report: Wisconsin has the 5th-best school system in the U.S.

Posted: 7:46 AM, Aug 01, 2016
Updated: 2016-08-01 21:24:17-04

A new analysis of America's school systems has teachers and parents across Wisconsin smiling. Personal finance WalletHub found that the Badger State has the fifth-best school system across the entire country.

In ranking systems, WalletHub considered 17 key metrics, including student-teacher ratio, average SAT and ACT scores, dropout rate, and much more. You can see their full methodology here.

In the final results, Wisconsin came in 5th place with a score of 64.24. That's just a touch behind 4th-place Vermont, which finished with 64.75 points. Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Connecticut make up the top three.

Categories in which Wisconsin fared particularly well included lowest dropout rate (tied for third), and safest schools (first).

Where should you avoid sending kids to school, at least according to WalletHub? That would be Louisiana, which finished dead last in the study.

See the full list of results here.