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   16th
State Academic Standards   A
Charter Schools   C
Homeschool Regulation Burden   A
Private School Choice Programs   --
Teacher Quality & Policies   C
Digital Learning:   C

Historical Data

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
ALEC Overall Grade   B B C C C- C- C C
ALEC Overall Rank   -- -- -- -- -- -- 21st 16th
State Academic Standards   C+ A A- B B- B- A A
Charter Schools   B C C C C C C C
Homeschool Regulation Burden   B B B B B B A A
Private School Choice   -- -- F F F F -- --
Teacher Quality & Policies   -- D+ D+ D+ D+ D+ C+ C
Digital Learning   -- -- D+ D C C D- C



Performance Rank   32nd
Math (4th Grade)   231
Math (8th Grade)   271
Reading (4th Grade)   207
Reading (8th Grade)   253

Historical Data

2009 2011 2013 2015
Performance Rank   48th 35th 32nd 32nd
Math (4th Grade)   230 233 233 231
Math (8th Grade)   270 274 273 271
Reading (4th Grade)   208 208 206 207
Reading (8th Grade)   254 256 256 253

Education Spending


Per-pupil Spending $9,351
% From Federal Funding 13%
% From State Funding 70%
% From Local Funding 18%

Historical Data

2013 2015
Per-pupil Spending $9,012 $9,351
% From Federal Spending --% 12.9%
% From State Spending --% 69.6%
% From Local Spending --% 69.6%

Demographics & Achievement

Graduation Rate 67%
Average Class Size 14.7
State Population 0
Per Capita Income $--
School-aged Children 0
Graduation Rate 67%
Average Class Size 14.7

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