According to Scholaroo, a scholarship finding service, Massachusetts ranks 5th in the country for education in 2023. In fact, 4 New England states made the top 5!

Boston.com reports that Scholaroo’s scoring is based on “three categories: student success, student safety, and school quality.” More good news. Massachusetts’ education system is #1 in student success. That was compiled using 40 considerations; from test scores to dropout rates and college-going rates. In case you were wondering, New Jersey ranked #1 overall with 86 total points. Mass’ total points were just behind at 83.

 

  • Dropout rate

    Massachusetts has the 3rd lowest dropout rate in the country

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  • Math Scores

    Massachusetts boasts the 2nd highest math scores in the U.S.

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  • Dollars Spent per student

    Putting our money where our kids are: When it comes to spending money, Mass ranks 5th in the country for dollars spent per student

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  • ACT scores

    Where do we rank nationally for ACT scores? According to Scholaroo, Mass has the 2nd highest ACT scores across the states.

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  • New Hampshire

    New Hampshire’s overall score tied with New Jersey’s at 86. But, the 603 is ranked 3rd in student success, 6th in student safety, and 1st in student quality, falling slightly behind New Jersey(4th , 1st and 5th respectively) New Hampshire also came in 4th for its math scores and ranked fifth for having the lowest number of students per teacher.

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  • Vermont

    With a total over score of 84, The Green Mountain State ranked 8th in student success, 4th in safty and 5th in quality. High marks for Vermont’s graduation rates – it ranked 2nd in the country. 

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  • Connecticut

    Connecticut tied Vermont’s overall score of 84, and even ranked 2nd for both student success and student quality. They did fall behind in student safety with a ranking of 25 in the country. Great math scores, however, coming in 3rd, and coming in 2nd for math scores, and money spent per student. 

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  • Maine and Rhode Island

    The remaining New England States, Maine and Rhode Island, came in 7th overall and 23rd respectively. Maine scored an 80 overall, while RI scored a 73. FYI, Main also had the 3rd highest grad rates and 2nd lowest number of students per teacher.  

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  • The Full List

    STATE TOTAL SCORE STUDENT SUCCESS STUDENT SAFETY SCHOOL QUALITY
    1 New Jersey 86 4 1 5
    2 New Hampshire 86 3 6 1
    3 Vermont 84 8 4 3
    4 Connecticut 84 2 25 2
    5 Massachusetts 83 1 14 6
    6 New York 81 13 23 4
    7 Maine 80 6 3 11
    8 Delaware 79 16 7 7
    9 Pennsylvania 78 12 18 9
    10 Virginia 78 7 24 10
    11 Colorado 78 10 2 22
    12 Maryland 77 5 26 12
    13 Wyoming 75 24 15 17
    14 Iowa 75 17 22 21
    15 Minnesota 75 15 20 24
    16 South Dakota 74 22 8 25
    17 Washington 74 9 17 32
    18 Indiana 73 20 40 14
    19 Illinois 73 11 41 18
    20 Nebraska 73 33 16 19
    21 Wisconsin 73 25 29 20
    22 Ohio 73 39 5 16
    23 Rhode Island 73 18 45 8
    24 Missouri 71 32 36 13
    25 Oregon 71 21 9 43
    26 North Dakota 70 29 10 33
    27 Kansas 70 27 30 29
    28 Arkansas 70 34 37 15
    29 Kentucky 69 36 28 26
    30 Montana 69 28 27 34
    31 Georgia 68 38 34 27
    32 West Virginia 68 37 31 30
    33 Michigan 68 19 38 41
    34 Texas 68 46 12 31
    35 Idaho 67 26 19 45
    36 Tennessee 66 43 35 28
    37 Mississippi 66 50 11 35
    38 Utah 65 23 21 49
    39 Hawaii 65 31 42 36
    40 Alaska 65 30 39 44
    41 Florida 64 42 32 40
    42 South Carolina 64 40 47 23
    43 Alabama 63 47 33 39
    44 North Carolina 63 35 44 38
    45 California 63 14 49 42
    46 New Mexico 62 41 43 37
    47 Oklahoma 62 48 13 48
    48 Louisiana 55 49 48 47
    49 Nevada 54 45 50 46
    50 Arizona 51 44 46 50

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