Nevada Gets Poor Grades In New School Systems Study

Study Released As School Gets Ready To Start In Two Weeks

July 29, 2019 - 6:58 am

LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - As another year gets ready to begin for students and teachers in the Clark County School District, a new study has come out that grades Nevada poorly overall on its school systems.

The study was done by the financial website WalletHub, and compared all 50 states and the District of Columbia across 29 key measures of quality and safety. Those measures include pupil to student ratio, the dropout rate and median standardized test scores.

States in the West and Gulf Coast region fared worst in the study, with new Mexico's school system being rated the worst. The were followed by Louisiana, Arizona, Mississippi, and West Virginia. Nevada came in 43rd overall. Among the top measures, Nevada finished 42nd in quality of the school systems, 40th in safety.

Nevada finished at the bottom when it came to median ACT score and 4th from the bottom in student to teacher ratio.

New England states fared best in the study, with Massachusetts topping the list, followed by New Jersey, Connecticut, Virginia and Vermont

You can read the entire study here.