The state's grade is based on six factors: state academic standards, charter schools, homeschool regulation burden, private school choice, teacher quality, and digital learning. Because the Education and Workforce Task Force at ALEC focuses the most on private school choice and charter schools, those factors were given double weight in the calculation over overall rank and grade. The weighted grades were converted into a GPA average and an individual rank.

Report Card Ranking


Overall Grade   B (3.0)
Overall Ranking   5th
State Academic Standards   A
Charter Schools   C
Homeschool Regulation Burden   B
Private School Choice Programs   B+
Teacher Quality & Policies   B-
Digital Learning:   B

Historical Data

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
ALEC Overall Grade   C B B- C+ C+ C+ B
ALEC Overall Rank   -- -- -- -- -- -- 5th
State Academic Standards   F C- A- F F F A
Charter Schools   C C C C C C C
Homeschool Regulation Burden   C C C B B B B
Private School Choice   -- -- B A B B B+
Teacher Quality & Policies   -- C- C B- B- B- B-
Digital Learning   -- -- C- B B B B



Performance Rank   23rd
Math (4th Grade)   236
Math (8th Grade)   279
Reading (4th Grade)   222
Reading (8th Grade)   262

Historical Data

2009 2011 2013 2015
Performance Rank   27th 27th 23rd 23rd
Math (4th Grade)   236 238 240 236
Math (8th Grade)   278 278 279 279
Reading (4th Grade)   218 221 222 222
Reading (8th Grade)   260 262 265 262

Education Spending


Per-pupil Spending $9,311
% From Federal Funding 10%
% From State Funding 44%
% From Local Funding 46%

Historical Data

2013 2015
Per-pupil Spending $9,099 $9,311
% From Federal Spending --% 10.1%
% From State Spending --% 44%
% From Local Spending --% 44%

Demographics & Achievement

Graduation Rate 72%
Average Class Size 14.4
State Population 0
Per Capita Income $--
School-aged Children 0
Graduation Rate 72%
Average Class Size 14.4

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