The northern states in the HPPR listening area are among the top 15 in the nation when it comes to quality school systems.
However, the southern states didn’t fare as well.
As the personal finance website Wallethub reports, Colorado has the 10th best public schools in America, while Nebraska and Kansas rank number 14 and 15, respectively.
Meanwhile, Oklahoma falls at number 33 when it comes to the health of its public schools—and Texas ranks even lower, at number 36.
Massachusetts and New Jersey were found to have the best public schools in America, while Louisiana and New Mexico had the worst school systems.
To compile the list, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 25 key metrics, including student performance, school funding, safety, class size and instructor credentials.