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PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- WalletHub recently released its 2019 list of states with the best and the worst public school systems, and Arizona did not fare well.

WalletHub's study looked at a variety of criteria, including dropout rate, test scores, median SAT and ACT scores, student/teacher ratios, and share of licensed or certified K-12 teacher, among others. (Click here for the methodology.) The study also looked at several safety factors, including bullying, the disciplinary incidence rate, and access to drugs and/or weapons.

WalletHub looked at all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

With a "Quality" ranking of 50 and a "Safety" ranking of 34, Arizona was No. 49 overall on WalletHub's list.

Source: WalletHub

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According to WalletHub's numbers, Arizona has one of the five highest dropout rates in the country and the highest student-teacher ratio.

WalletHub: Public school dropout rate
WalletHub student-teacher ratio
 


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