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   C (2.0)
Overall Ranking   25th
State Academic Standards   B+
Charter Schools   B
Homeschool Regulation Burden   B
Private School Choice Programs   --
Teacher Quality & Policies   D
Digital Learning:   D-

Historical Data

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
ALEC Overall Grade   C B C+ -- C- C- C C
ALEC Overall Rank   -- -- -- -- -- -- 25th 25th
State Academic Standards   B C A- C+ C+ C+ B+ B+
Charter Schools   A A B B B B B B
Homeschool Regulation Burden   B B B B B B B B
Private School Choice   -- -- F F F F -- --
Teacher Quality & Policies   -- D+ D+ D+ D+ D+ D D
Digital Learning   -- -- -- F D- D- D- D-



Performance Rank   27th
Math (4th Grade)   232
Math (8th Grade)   275
Reading (4th Grade)   213
Reading (8th Grade)   259

Historical Data

2009 2011 2013 2015
Performance Rank   30th 30th 27th 27th
Math (4th Grade)   232 234 234 232
Math (8th Grade)   270 273 276 275
Reading (4th Grade)   210 211 213 213
Reading (8th Grade)   253 255 262 259

Education Spending


Per-pupil Spending $9,184
% From Federal Funding 11%
% From State Funding 55%
% From Local Funding 34%

Historical Data

2013 2015
Per-pupil Spending $9,220 $9,184
% From Federal Spending --% 10.6%
% From State Spending --% 55%
% From Local Spending --% 55%

Demographics & Achievement

Graduation Rate 82%
Average Class Size 19.8
State Population 0
Per Capita Income $--
School-aged Children 0
Graduation Rate 82%
Average Class Size 19.8

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