Special Report

The Worst School District in Each State

Source: Joel Bradshaw / Wikimedia Commons

11. Hawaii
> Worst 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: Wilder School District 133 / Facebook

12. Idaho
> Worst school district: Wilder School District 133
> Location: Canyon County
> Per student spending: $7,993 (total enrollment: 447)
> High school graduation rate: 43.3%
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 11.4%

Source: Madison Community Unit School District 12 / Facebook

13. Illinois
> Worst school district: Madison Community Unit School District 12
> Location: Madison County
> Per student spending: $12,983 (total enrollment: 775)
> High school graduation rate: 66.7%
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 5.4%

Source: Carrie Gosch Cardinals / Facebook

14. Indiana
> Worst school district: City of East Chicago School District
> Location: Lake County
> Per student spending: $12,769 (total enrollment: 5,067)
> High school graduation rate: 40.9%
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 8.2%

Source: Seymour Community School / Facebook

15. Iowa
> Worst school district: Seymour Community School District
> Location: Appanoose and Wayne County
> Per student spending: $8,400 (total enrollment: 285)
> High school graduation rate: 80.8%
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 11.0%