Special Report

The Worst School District in Each State

Source: Lawrence Public Schools / Facebook

21. Massachusetts
> Worst school district: Lawrence School District
> Location: Essex County
> Per student spending: $15,184 (total enrollment: 13,889)
> High school graduation rate: 50.1%
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 11.2%

Source: vdps.net

22. Michigan
> Worst school district: Van Dyke Public Schools
> Location: Macomb County
> Per student spending: $10,952 (total enrollment: 2,719)
> High school graduation rate: 46.2%
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 7.6%

Source: redlake.k12.mn.us

23. Minnesota
> Worst school district: Red Lake Public School District
> Location: Beltrami and Clearwater County
> Per student spending: $18,752 (total enrollment: 1,515)
> High school graduation rate: 29.3%
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 6.6%

Source: chickasaw.k12.ms.us

24. Mississippi
> Worst school district: Chickasaw County School District
> Location: Chickasaw County
> Per student spending: $8,218 (total enrollment: 505)
> High school graduation rate: 61.8%
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 9.2%

Source: Bunker R3 School District / Facebook

25. Missouri
> Worst school district: Bunker R-III School District
> Location: Dent, Reynolds, and Shannon Counties
> Per student spending: $12,101 (total enrollment: 276)
> High school graduation rate: 60.0%
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 10.2%