Special Report

The Best School District in Every State

Source: mtnbrook.k12.al.us

1. Alabama
> Best school district: Mountain Brook City School District
> Location: Jefferson County
> Per student spending: $12,324 (total enrollment: 4,461)
> High school graduation rate: 96.8%
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 85.1%

Source: Cordova Junior-Senior High School / Facebook

2. Alaska
> Best school district: Cordova City School District
> Location: Valdez-Cordova Census Area
> Per student spending: $21,755 (total enrollment: 343)
> High school graduation rate: 90.2%
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 36.8%

Source: JulieTFarbarik / Wikimedia Commons

3. Arizona
> Best school district: Catalina Foothills Unified District
> Location: Pima County
> Per student spending: $6,910 (total enrollment: 4,948)
> High school graduation rate: 90.8%
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 67.6%

Source: Woodlawn High School / Facebook

4. Arkansas
> Best school district: Woodlawn School District
> Location: Cleveland County
> Per student spending: $8,413 (total enrollment: 542)
> High school graduation rate: 98.3%
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 15.6%

Source: Canyons School District / Facebook

5. California
> Best school district: Palo Alto Unified School District
> Location: Santa Clara County
> Per student spending: $16,154 (total enrollment: 12,527)
> High school graduation rate: 100.0%
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 81.7%

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