California School System Ranks 40th Nationally, Survey Finds

LOS ANGELES ( — An analysis of the school systems in all 50 states and the District of Columbia has found California is in the back of the pack.

Personal finance site WalletHub says it evaluated “17 key metrics,” including a state’s student-teacher ratio, students’ average SAT and ACT scores and dropout rates.

California has the country’s highest pupil-to-teacher ratio, the study found, which no doubt hurt its ranking. Students in California also rank fifth-worst in reading test scores.

California ranked 38th in overall “quality of education” and 35th in school safety.

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