Virginia, Maryland school systems among nation’s top 10, according to study

Virginia and Maryland are among country’s top 10 school systems, according to a recent study.

According to Wallethub, Virginia ranked number four on the list, while Maryland was ranked number six.

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The District registered a No. 37 ranking.

Massachusetts ranked No. 1 on the list, while New Mexico was at the bottom of the list at No. 51.

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The study incorporated two primary categories – quality and safety.

‘Quality’ integrated test scores, graduation rates, and third-party evaluations.

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The "safety" category included evaluations for COVID-19 response – such as digital learning options – as well as evaluations for criminal activity in and around the states’ schools.

D.C. ranked among the lowest, according to the study, in a number of categories, including math and reading test scores, as well as median SAT scores.