New study says Louisiana has worst school system in the nation

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FILE -- A file photograph showing textbooks and empty student desks inside an Atlanta, Georgia school.

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) – Louisiana finds itself at the bottom of a list that ranks the best and worst school systems in the country.

WalletHub, a personal finance website, released its 2016 list of states with the best and worst school systems. Louisiana is ranked dead last at No. 51, because the website includes Washington, D.C.

The study analyzed 17 key metrics, ranging from student-teacher ratio to average SAT and ACT scores to dropout rates.

School safety and the frequency of bullying incidents were other key factors in the study.

Louisiana joined New Mexico, Alaska, Arizona and Washington D.C. on the bottom of the list.

Massachusetts, New Jersey, Connecticut Vermont and Wisconsin were the top five.

Read the full report here.

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