States With the Best and Worst Schools

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6. Minnesota
> High school graduation rate: 82.2% (16th lowest)
> Public school spending: $12,381.96 per pupil (17th highest)
> 8th grade proficiency: 46.0% (math) 39.0% (reading)
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 36.1% (9th highest)
> Children who live in low income families: 28.3%

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7. Virginia
> High school graduation rate: 86.7% (20th highest)
> Public school spending: $11,432.34 per pupil (24th highest)
> 8th grade proficiency: 40.0% (math) 37.0% (reading)
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 38.7% (5th highest)
> Children who live in low income families: 30.6%

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8. Wyoming
> High school graduation rate: 80.0% (12th lowest)
> Public school spending: $16,441.98 per pupil (6th highest)
> 8th grade proficiency: 38.0% (math) 38.0% (reading)
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 27.6% (13th lowest)
> Children who live in low income families: 34.4%

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9. Nebraska
> High school graduation rate: 89.3% (4th highest)
> Public school spending: $12,298.90 per pupil (18th highest)
> 8th grade proficiency: 41.0% (math) 38.0% (reading)
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 31.7% (21st highest)
> Children who live in low income families: 36.4%

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10. Iowa
> High school graduation rate: 91.3% (the highest)
> Public school spending: $11,150.21 per pupil (24th lowest)
> 8th grade proficiency: 37.0% (math) 37.0% (reading)
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 28.9% (18th lowest)
> Children who live in low income families: 32.8%