Alaska has the eighth-worst performing schools in America, reports financial news website 247wallst.com. 24/7 ranked states from best performing down to worst on a variety of measures including school funding, academic achievement, and enrollment.
Here are the findings for Alaska:
– High school graduation rate: 78.2% (5th lowest)
– Public school spending: $17,838 per pupil (5th highest)
– 8th grade proficiency: 29.0% math; 23.3% reading