Hawaii students are returning to schools that could use some improvement, a new report by WalletHub found.

The website compared the quality of education in the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia, using 13 metrics to find which school systems were the best, such as student-teacher ratios and standardized test scores.

Source: WalletHub

“By shining the spotlight on top-performing school systems, we aim to encourage parents to help … call the attention of lawmakers on the work that remains to be done to improve America’s schools,” stated the report.

The study found that Hawaii ranks 37th overall in education systems. Meanwhile, Hawaii has the fifth-safest school system in the country.

To determine school safety, the report used youth incarceration and bullying rates, as well as the percentage of students who reported being threatened or injured with a weapon on school property.

WalletHub also looked at school spending, and found that the Aloha State ranks 17th in the nation for spending on education.

Source: WalletHub

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