Washington state ranks 15th overall (kind of surprising) but 29th in spending, giving our state their "mixed" ranking. They give our state a 50 for "Education output and safety."
Education Output & Safety
- Safest Schools (Percentage of Public School Students in Grades 9–12 who Reported being Threatened or Injured with a Weapon on School Property): 1
- Bullying Incidents Rate: 1
- Percentage of People (25+) with Bachelor’s Degree or Higher: 0.5
- Champlain University High School Financial Literacy Grade: 1
The article notes:
Overall, Wallethub's rankings were somewhat similar to a recent list from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, which found the best states for education were Massachusetts, New Jersey, Vermont, New Hampshire and Connecticut. However, the foundation found the worst states were West Virginia, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico and Nevada.