States With the Best and Worst Schools

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21. Maine
> High school graduation rate: 87.0% (17th highest)
> Public school spending: $13,278.16 per pupil (16th highest)
> 8th grade proficiency: 36.0% (math) 39.0% (reading)
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 32.1% (20th highest)
> Children who live in low income families: 31.7%

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22. Montana
> High school graduation rate: 85.6% (24th highest)
> Public school spending: $11,348.31 per pupil (25th highest)
> 8th grade proficiency: 37.0% (math) 35.0% (reading)
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 32.3% (19th highest)
> Children who live in low income families: 37.8%

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23. Ohio
> High school graduation rate: 83.5% (22nd lowest)
> Public school spending: $12,102.15 per pupil (19th highest)
> 8th grade proficiency: 40.0% (math) 39.0% (reading)
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 28.0% (15th lowest)
> Children who live in low income families: 40.0%

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24. Illinois
> High school graduation rate: 85.5% (25th highest)
> Public school spending: $14,180.03 per pupil (13th highest)
> 8th grade proficiency: 32.0% (math) 36.0% (reading)
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 34.4% (13th highest)
> Children who live in low income families: 36.6%

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25. Delaware
> High school graduation rate: 85.5% (25th highest)
> Public school spending: $14,713.37 per pupil (11th highest)
> 8th grade proficiency: 28.0% (math) 33.0% (reading)
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 31.5% (22nd highest)
> Children who live in low income families: 37.4%