Best Public School Systems by State

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Choosing a school system for your children is an important and potentially life-altering decision. Some of the factors to consider when choosing where to send kids to school include test scores, the teacher-to-student ratio and the per-student spending. It’s also important, though, to consider safety, cultural offerings and dedication to education.

The following are the top 30 states with the best school systems for students to attend. Each state's rank is an overall placement that factors in the list of items mentioned above.