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   27th
State Academic Standards   B+
Charter Schools   D
Homeschool Regulation Burden   C
Private School Choice Programs   --
Teacher Quality & Policies   C-
Digital Learning:   B-

Historical Data

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
ALEC Overall Grade   C+ C C- C C C C C
ALEC Overall Rank   -- -- -- -- -- -- 26th 27th
State Academic Standards   B- A B B B B B+ B+
Charter Schools   F -- -- C C C C D
Homeschool Regulation Burden   C C C C C C C C
Private School Choice   -- -- F F F F -- --
Teacher Quality & Policies   -- D+ C- C- C- C- C- C-
Digital Learning   -- -- B- C B- B- B- B-



Performance Rank   8th
Math (4th Grade)   245
Math (8th Grade)   287
Reading (4th Grade)   226
Reading (8th Grade)   267

Historical Data

2009 2011 2013 2015
Performance Rank   16th 25th 8th 8th
Math (4th Grade)   242 243 246 245
Math (8th Grade)   289 288 290 287
Reading (4th Grade)   221 221 225 226
Reading (8th Grade)   267 268 272 267

Education Spending


Per-pupil Spending $9,697
% From Federal Funding 8%
% From State Funding 61%
% From Local Funding 32%

Historical Data

2013 2015
Per-pupil Spending $9,672 $9,697
% From Federal Spending --% 8%
% From State Spending --% 60.5%
% From Local Spending --% 60.5%

Demographics & Achievement

Graduation Rate 71%
Average Class Size 19.4
State Population 0
Per Capita Income $--
School-aged Children 0
Graduation Rate 71%
Average Class Size 19.4

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