TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — Arizona's public school system has ranked worst across the 50 United States of America.
Scholaroo set out to find the most and least educated states in the country during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In order to determine the best and worst school systems per state, the scholarship-centered website compared three key factors:
- Student Safety - 45/50
- Student Success - 46/50
- School Quality - 50/50
According to Scholaroo.com, Arizona ranks 47th for the least educated, 38th for educational attainment, 48th for school quality and 48th in the number of colleges/universities per 100,000 adults.
Scholaroo also found the following associated with the Grand Canyon state:
- Highest spend per pupil - 48/50
- Lowest teachers' salary - 49/50
- Lowest graduation rate - 49/50
- Highest number of students per teacher 50/50
The Arizona Department of Education has identified one issue which may contribute to these low rankings.
Apparently, Arizona has an average student-to-counselor ratio of 716:1, when the recommended standard is 250:1.
This ratio is coincidentally the worst in the nation.
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