Special Report

The Best School District in Every State

Source: Joel Bradshaw / Wikimedia Commons

11. Hawaii
> Best school district: Hawaii Department of Education
> Location: Hawaii, Honolulu, Kalawao, Kauai, and Maui Counties
> Per student spending: $12,855 (total enrollment: 182,384)
> High school graduation rate: 75.4%
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 31.4%

Source: mdsd.org

12. Idaho
> Best school district: McCall-Donnelly Joint School District 421
> Location: Adams and Valley County
> Per student spending: $11,804 (total enrollment: 1,014)
> High school graduation rate: 77.9%
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 32.4%

Source: Barrington High School / Facebook

13. Illinois
> Best school district: Barrington Community Unit School District 220
> Location: Cook, Kane, Lake, and McHenry Counties
> Per student spending: $17,869 (total enrollment: 8,910)
> High school graduation rate: 98.2%
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 61.5%

Source: West Lafayette Junior/Senior High School / Facebook

14. Indiana
> Best school district: West Lafayette Community School Corporation
> Location: Tippecanoe County
> Per student spending: $11,266 (total enrollment: 2,104)
> High school graduation rate: 92.0%
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 68.7%

Source: Iowa City Community School District / Facebook

15. Iowa
> Best school district: Iowa City Community School District
> Location: Johnson County
> Per student spending: $10,289 (total enrollment: 13,661)
> High school graduation rate: 87.1%
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 57.0%

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