Special Report

The Worst School District in Each State

Source: Courtesy of Atencio Engineering, Inc.

6. Colorado
> Worst school district: Huerfano School District RE-1
> Location: Huerfano County
> Per student spending: $9,473 (total enrollment: 537)
> High school graduation rate: 57.4%
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 21.7%

Editor’s Note: Because of inaccuracies possibly due to migration, district boundary changes, school attendance area changes, or other technical factors, a previous version of this article incorrectly identified Vilas School District RE-5 as the worst school district in Colorado. The error has been corrected.

Source: CT Senate Democrats / Flickr

7. Connecticut
> Worst school district: Ansonia School District
> Location: New Haven County
> Per student spending: $14,932 (total enrollment: 2,399)
> High school graduation rate: N/A
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 16.4%

Source: cambridgearchitectural.com

8. Delaware
> Worst school district: Laurel School District
> Location: Sussex County
> Per student spending: $11,232 (total enrollment: 2,168)
> High school graduation rate: 65.3%
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 13.0%

Source: Hardee Junior High School / Facebook

9. Florida
> Worst school district: Hardee County School District
> Location: Hardee County
> Per student spending: $9,282 (total enrollment: 5,226)
> High school graduation rate: 58.4%
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 9.6%

Source: Clay County Middle School / Facebook

10. Georgia
> Worst school district: Clay County School District
> Location: Clay County
> Per student spending: $13,091 (total enrollment: 308)
> High school graduation rate: N/A
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 7.4%