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Source: WalletHub

Connecticut school system ranked as one of the best in the country

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Connecticut has one of the best school systems in the country, according to a new study.

The personal finance website WalletHub.com ranked the state as ninth on its list of 2015’s states with the best and worst school systems.

WalletHub said it compared the quality of education in all 50 states and the District of Columbia by analyzing 13 key metrics. The metrics included pupil to teacher ratio, dropout rates, standardized test scores and bullying incident rates.

As it broke down for Connecticut, the state was 27th in bullying rate, 22nd in math test scores, 4th in reading test scores, 7th in pupil to teacher ratio, 10th in dropout rate and 28 in safety.

Topping the list was Massachusetts followed by Colorado.

Rounding out the bottom was D.C. and Alaska, respectively.

The website said it hopes the study encourages parents to help their children realize their maximum potential and to call the attention of lawmakers on the work that remains to be done to improve U.S. schools.

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