Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

Personal finance website WalletHub recently released a list ranking school systems in the 50 states and Washington, D.C. — here's a look at the 10 best and 10 worst state school systems from those rankings, along with other educational data for each state.

The data included on this list comes from a variety of sources including the Centers for Disease Control, the National Education Association, census.gov, the U.S. Department of Education and more. Follow the links to delve deeper into various types of school data for each state.

The list begins with the 10th worst school system and counts down to WalletHub's No. 1 worst school system. From there, the list includes information on where Utah falls out of the 50 states, and then counts forward from the 10th best school system to WalletHub's very best school system in the nation.

No. 10 worst school system: South Carolina
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State: South Carolina
Overall rank: No. 10 worst school system

South Carolina is No. 37 in having the least safest schools, according to WalletHub.

WalletHub's ranking comes from an examination of 12 key metrics: The presence of public schools in the top 700 Best US Schools, remote learning opportunities from online public schools, dropout rates, the percentage of children who repeat one or more grades, bookworms, pupil-to-teacher ratios, math and reading test scores, reports of threats or injuries on school property, the rate of bullying incidents, the percentage of people older than 25 with a bachelor's degree or higher, and the state's Champlain University High School Financial Literacy Grade.

Here's a look at other South Carolina education data:

Public school enrollment, fall 2011: 721,398

Students enrolled per teacher in public K-12 schools, 2011: 15.2

Total instructional staff in public K-12 schools, 2011-2012: 55,660

Public school spending per pupil, fiscal year 2012: $9,147

Average salaries of public school teachers, 2011-2012: $47,428

Public high school dropout rate, 2011-2012: 2.5

State's presence in the U.S. News Best High Schools rankings: 44 schools out of 214

Electronically bullied: 13.8

Bullied on school property: 20.2

Student financial literacy grade: B

High school graduate or higher, age 25+ (2008-2012): 84 percent

Bachelor's degree or higher, age 25+ (2008-2012): 24.6 percent

>> Mallory Sherlock, 9, passes out orange slices to her classmates in Heather Gresham fourth-grade at Pelion Elementary Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008, in Pelion, S.C.

No. 9 worst school system: Arizona
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State: Arizona
Overall rank: No. 9 worst school system

In WalletHub's rankings, Arizona holds the No. 49 spot in the pupil-to-teacher ratio and the No. 38 spot in having the least safest schools.

WalletHub's ranking comes from an examination of 12 key metrics: The presence of public schools in the top 700 Best US Schools, remote learning opportunities from online public schools, dropout rates, the percentage of children who repeat one or more grades, bookworms, pupil-to-teacher ratios, math and reading test scores, reports of threats or injuries on school property, the rate of bullying incidents, the percentage of people older than 25 with a bachelor's degree or higher, and the state's Champlain University High School Financial Literacy Grade.

Here's a look at other Arizona education data:

Public school enrollment, fall 2011: 1,072,826

Students enrolled per teacher in public K-12 schools, 2011: 18

Total instructional staff in public K-12 schools, 2011-2012: 65,014

Public school spending per pupil, fiscal year 2012: $7,559

Average salaries of public school teachers, 2011-2012: $48,691

Public high school dropout rate, 2011-2012: 5.9

State's presence in the U.S. News Best High Schools rankings: 112 schools out of 433

Electronically bullied: Data not available

Bullied on school property: Data not available

Student financial literacy grade: B

High school graduate or higher, age 25+ (2008-2012): 85.4 percent

Bachelor's degree or higher, age 25+ (2008-2012): 26.6 percent

>> Students at EAGLE College Prep Elementary School leave their hand imprints in freshly poured cement as the school puts the finishing touches on a brand new school building Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010, in Phoenix.

No. 8 worst school system: Arkansas
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State: Arkansas
Overall rank: No. 8 worst school system

Arkansas ties with Florida in the No. 47 spot for having the highest percentage of children who repeat grades, according to WalletHub.

WalletHub's ranking comes from an examination of 12 key metrics: The presence of public schools in the top 700 Best US Schools, remote learning opportunities from online public schools, dropout rates, the percentage of children who repeat one or more grades, bookworms, pupil-to-teacher ratios, math and reading test scores, reports of threats or injuries on school property, the rate of bullying incidents, the percentage of people older than 25 with a bachelor's degree or higher, and the state's Champlain University High School Financial Literacy Grade.

Here's a look at other Arkansas education data:

Public school enrollment, fall 2011: 468,190

Students enrolled per teacher in public K-12 schools, 2011: 15.1

Total instructional staff in public K-12 schools, 2011-2012: 35,727

Public school spending per pupil, fiscal year 2012: $9,411

Average salaries of public school teachers, 2011-2012: $46,314

Public high school dropout rate, 2011-2012: 3.2

State's presence in the U.S. News Best High Schools rankings: 74 schools out of 274

Electronically bullied: 17.6

Bullied on school property: 25

Student financial literacy grade: F

High school graduate or higher, age 25+ (2008-2012): 83.3 percent

Bachelor's degree or higher, age 25+ (2008-2012): 19.8 percent

>> English as a Second Language teacher Rebecca Booth, right, writes on the board as Hispanic students, from left, Alicia Muneton, Roxana Mata, Juana Salazar, Juana Jimenez, and Cristian Anaya look on during a class at the English Academy in Rogers, Ark., Friday, March 11, 2005

No. 7 worst school system: West Virginia
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State: West Virginia
Overall rank: No. 7 worst school system

WalletHub's ranking comes from an examination of 12 key metrics: The presence of public schools in the top 700 Best US Schools, remote learning opportunities from online public schools, dropout rates, the percentage of children who repeat one or more grades, bookworms, pupil-to-teacher ratios, math and reading test scores, reports of threats or injuries on school property, the rate of bullying incidents, the percentage of people older than 25 with a bachelor's degree or higher, and the state's Champlain University High School Financial Literacy Grade.

Here's a look at other West Virginia education data:

Public school enrollment, fall 2011: 282,091

Students enrolled per teacher in public K-12 schools, 2011: 14.2

Total instructional staff in public K-12 schools, 2011-2012: 22,694

Public school spending per pupil, fiscal year 2012: $11,445

Average salaries of public school teachers, 2011-2012: $45,320

Public high school dropout rate, 2011-2012: 2.7

State's presence in the U.S. News Best High Schools rankings: 29 schools out of 115

Electronically bullied: 17.2

Bullied on school property: 22.1

Student financial literacy grade: B

High school graduate or higher, age 25+ (2008-2012): 83.4 percent

Bachelor's degree or higher, age 25+ (2008-2012): 17.9 percent

>> This Sept. 16, 2009 photo shows Elizabeth Zacks practicing printing her name in the six to nine year old's classroom at the Mountaineer Montessori School in Charleston, W.Va.

No. 6 worst school system: New Mexico
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State: New Mexico
Overall rank: No. 6 worst school system

According to WalletHub, New Mexico is in a three-way tie for the No. 43 spot in the highest dropout rate, is No. 47 in math test scores, and ranks as No. 50 in reading test scores. However, the school is No. 2 in having the lowest rate of bullying incidents.

WalletHub's ranking comes from an examination of 12 key metrics: The presence of public schools in the top 700 Best US Schools, remote learning opportunities from online public schools, dropout rates, the percentage of children who repeat one or more grades, bookworms, pupil-to-teacher ratios, math and reading test scores, reports of threats or injuries on school property, the rate of bullying incidents, the percentage of people older than 25 with a bachelor's degree or higher, and the state's Champlain University High School Financial Literacy Grade.

Here's a look at other New Mexico education data:

Public school enrollment, fall 2011: 333,643

Students enrolled per teacher in public K-12 schools, 2011: 15.6

Total instructional staff in public K-12 schools, 2011-2012: 23,832

Public school spending per pupil, fiscal year 2012: $8,899

Average salaries of public school teachers, 2011-2012: $45,622

Public high school dropout rate, 2011-2012: 6.4

State's presence in the U.S. News Best High Schools rankings: 44 schools out of 162

Electronically bullied: 13.1

Bullied on school property: 18.2

Student financial literacy grade: C

High school graduate or higher, age 25+ (2008-2012): 83.4 percent

Bachelor's degree or higher, age 25+ (2008-2012): 25.6 percent

>> U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan, center, answers students' questions during a tour of Emerson Elementary in Albuquerque, N.M., on Monday, Sept. 9, 2013.

No. 5 worst school system: Nevada
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State: Nevada
Overall rank: No. 5 worst school system

Nevada makes WalletHub's list of negatives in the pupil-to-teacher ratio, coming in at No. 47, and also holds the No. 47 spot for dropout rates.

WalletHub's ranking comes from an examination of 12 key metrics: The presence of public schools in the top 700 Best US Schools, remote learning opportunities from online public schools, dropout rates, the percentage of children who repeat one or more grades, bookworms, pupil-to-teacher ratios, math and reading test scores, reports of threats or injuries on school property, the rate of bullying incidents, the percentage of people older than 25 with a bachelor's degree or higher, and the state's Champlain University High School Financial Literacy Grade.

Here's a look at other Nevada education data:

Public school enrollment, fall 2011: 470,068

Students enrolled per teacher in public K-12 schools, 2011: 18.2

Total instructional staff in public K-12 schools, 2011-2012: 30,529

Public school spending per pupil, fiscal year 2012: $8,223

Average salaries of public school teachers, 2011-2012: $54,559

Public high school dropout rate, 2011-2012: 3.9

State's presence in the U.S. News Best High Schools rankings: 20 schools out of 125

Electronically bullied: 15

Bullied on school property: 19.7

Student financial literacy grade: C

High school graduate or higher, age 25+ (2008-2012): 84.4 percent

Bachelor's degree or higher, age 25+ (2008-2012): 22.2 percent

>> Goodsprings Elementary school teacher Julie Newberry, right, makes announcements to all grade levels at the start of the day in the school's only classroom, May 27, 1997, in Goodsprings, Nev.

No. 4 worst school system: Louisiana
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State: Louisiana
Overall rank: No. 4 worst school system

Louisiana ranks as No. 48 in the lowest math test scores, No. 48 in the lowest reading test scores and No. 51 in the highest percentage of children who repeated grades, according to WalletHub. The state also tied with Washington, D.C., in the No. 34 spot for having the least safest schools.

WalletHub's ranking comes from an examination of 12 key metrics: The presence of public schools in the top 700 Best US Schools, remote learning opportunities from online public schools, dropout rates, the percentage of children who repeat one or more grades, bookworms, pupil-to-teacher ratios, math and reading test scores, reports of threats or injuries on school property, the rate of bullying incidents, the percentage of people older than 25 with a bachelor's degree or higher, and the state's Champlain University High School Financial Literacy Grade.

Here's a look at other Louisiana education data:

Public school enrollment, fall 2011: 703,390

Students enrolled per teacher in public K-12 schools, 2011: 14.1

Total instructional staff in public K-12 schools, 2011-2012: 59,797

Public school spending per pupil, fiscal year 2012: $11,379

Average salaries of public school teachers, 2011-2012: $50,179

Public high school dropout rate, 2011-2012: 5.7

State's presence in the U.S. News Best High Schools rankings: 85 schools out of 311

Electronically bullied: 16.9

Bullied on school property: 24.2

Student financial literacy grade: A

High school graduate or higher, age 25+ (2008-2012): 82.2 percent

Bachelor's degree or higher, age 25+ (2008-2012): 21.4 percent

>> The Trident, #77, Prototype, running on Gasoline, competing for team Ruston High Eco Car II from Ruston High School, Louisiana, United States, goes through technical inspection at the Shell Eco-marathon Americas 2014, Thursday, April 24, 2014, at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston.

No. 3 worst school system: Alabama
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State: Alabama
Overall rank: No. 3 worst school system

According to WalletHub, Alabama is No. 49 in math test scores.

WalletHub's ranking comes from an examination of 12 key metrics: The presence of public schools in the top 700 Best US Schools, remote learning opportunities from online public schools, dropout rates, the percentage of children who repeat one or more grades, bookworms, pupil-to-teacher ratios, math and reading test scores, reports of threats or injuries on school property, the rate of bullying incidents, the percentage of people older than 25 with a bachelor's degree or higher, and the state's Champlain University High School Financial Literacy Grade.

Here's a look at other Alabama education data:

Public school enrollment, fall 2011: 736,339

Students enrolled per teacher in public K-12 schools, 2011: 16.2

Total instructional staff in public K-12 schools, 2011-2012: 52,573

Public school spending per pupil, fiscal year 2012: $8,562

Average salaries of public school teachers, 2011-2012: $48,003

Public high school dropout rate, 2011-2012: 1.4

State's presence in the U.S. News Best High Schools rankings: 93 schools out of 360

Electronically bullied: 13.5

Bullied on school property: 20.8

Student financial literacy grade: F

High school graduate or higher, age 25+ (2008-2012): 82.6 percent

Bachelor's degree or higher, age 25+ (2008-2012): 22.3 percent

>> Zelma Byrd looks at one of the classrooms at The Mt. Sinai Junior High School in Pine Level, Ala., on Wednesday July 24, 2002.

No. 2 worst school system: Mississippi
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State: Mississippi
Overall rank: No. 2 worst school system

Mississippi tied for third in the states in having the lowest bullying incidents rate, but ranked 50th in the lowest math test scores, 49th in lowest reading test scores and 50th in the highest percentage of children who repeated grades.

WalletHub's ranking comes from an examination of 12 key metrics: The presence of public schools in the top 700 Best US Schools, remote learning opportunities from online public schools, dropout rates, the percentage of children who repeat one or more grades, bookworms, pupil-to-teacher ratios, math and reading test scores, reports of threats or injuries on school property, the rate of bullying incidents, the percentage of people older than 25 with a bachelor's degree or higher, and the state's Champlain University High School Financial Literacy Grade.

Here's a look at other Mississippi education data:

Public school enrollment, fall 2011: 490,037

Students enrolled per teacher in public K-12 schools, 2011: 14.6

Total instructional staff in public K-12 schools, 2011-2012: 37,966

Public school spending per pupil, fiscal year 2012: $8,164

Average salaries of public school teachers, 2011-2012: $41,646

Public high school dropout rate, 2011-2012: 3.2

State's presence in the U.S. News Best High Schools rankings: 72 schools out of 244

Electronically bullied: 11.9

Bullied on school property: 19.2

Student financial literacy grade: C

High school graduate or higher, age 25+ (2008-2012): 81 percent

Bachelor's degree or higher, age 25+ (2008-2012): 20 percent

>> In this photograph, fourth grader Kiersten Johnson leads her Tunica Elementary School class in a blues-oriented drill in their Tunica, Miss., classroom.

No. 1 worst school system: District of Columbia
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State: District of Columbia
Overall rank: No. 1 worst school system

Washington, D.C., ranked in WalletHub's list as having the fourth lowest pupil-to-teacher ratio, which fell on the positive side of the rankings breakdown. However, the area was No. 48 in highest dropout rates, No. 51 in lowest math and reading test scores, No. 49 in the highest percentage of children who repeated grades and No. 34 (tied with Louisiana) in least safe schools.

WalletHub's ranking comes from an examination of 12 key metrics: The presence of public schools in the top 700 Best US Schools, remote learning opportunities from online public schools, dropout rates, the percentage of children who repeat one or more grades, bookworms, pupil-to-teacher ratios, math and reading test scores, reports of threats or injuries on school property, the rate of bullying incidents, the percentage of people older than 25 with a bachelor's degree or higher, and the state's Champlain University High School Financial Literacy Grade.

Here's a look at other Washington, D.C. education data:

Public school enrollment, fall 2011: 77,076

Students enrolled per teacher in public K-12 schools, 2011: 12.7

Total instructional staff in public K-12 schools, 2011-2012: 6,935

Public school spending per pupil, fiscal year 2012: $17,468

Average salaries of public school teachers, 2011-2012: $68,720

Public high school dropout rate, 2011-2012: 5.8

State's presence in the U.S. News Best High Schools rankings: 8 schools out of 33

Electronically bullied: 7.9

Bullied on school property: 10.9

Student financial literacy grade: Data not available

High school graduate or higher, age 25+ (2008-2012): 87.5 percent

Bachelor's degree or higher, age 25+ (2008-2012): 51.2 percent

>> Juanita Obataiye welcomes kids to A.P. Hill Elementary School in Petersburg, Va. Monday, Aug. 4, 2014.

Where Utah falls: No. 21
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State: Utah
Overall rank: No. 21 best school system

Utah made WalletHub's list breakdown twice — once for a positive and once for a negative. According to WalletHub, Utah was part of a three-way tie for first in having the lowest percentage of children who repeated grades, but the school was 50th in the U.S. in its pupil-to-teacher ratio.

WalletHub's ranking comes from an examination of 12 key metrics: The presence of public schools in the top 700 Best US Schools, remote learning opportunities from online public schools, dropout rates, the percentage of children who repeat one or more grades, bookworms, pupil-to-teacher ratios, math and reading test scores, reports of threats or injuries on school property, the rate of bullying incidents, the percentage of people older than 25 with a bachelor's degree or higher, and the state's Champlain University High School Financial Literacy Grade.

Here's a look at other Utah education data:

Public school enrollment, fall 2011: 597,397

Students enrolled per teacher in public K-12 schools, 2011: 21.9

Total instructional staff in public K-12 schools, 2011-2012: 30,779

Public school spending per pupil, fiscal year 2012: $6,206

Average salaries of public school teachers, 2011-2012: $48,159

Public high school dropout rate, 2011-2012: 1.5

State's presence in the U.S. News Best High Schools rankings: 38 schools out of 174

Electronically bullied: 16.9

Bullied on school property: 21.8

Student financial literacy grade: A

High school graduate or higher, age 25+ (2008-2012): 90.6 percent

Bachelor's degree or higher, age 25+ (2008-2012): 29.9 percent

>> U.S. Bank employee Lisa Rowberry works with Newman Elementary School students as part of Junior Achievement in Salt Lake City Tuesday, May 27, 2014.

No. 10 best school system: Pennsylvania
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State: Pennsylvania
Overall rank: No. 10 best school system

WalletHub's ranking comes from an examination of 12 key metrics: The presence of public schools in the top 700 Best US Schools, remote learning opportunities from online public schools, dropout rates, the percentage of children who repeat one or more grades, bookworms, pupil-to-teacher ratios, math and reading test scores, reports of threats or injuries on school property, the rate of bullying incidents, the percentage of people older than 25 with a bachelor's degree or higher, and the state's Champlain University High School Financial Literacy Grade.

Here's a look at other Pennsylvania education data:

Public school enrollment, fall 2011: 1,750,104

Students enrolled per teacher in public K-12 schools, 2011: 14.5

Total instructional staff in public K-12 schools, 2011-2012: 141,784

Public school spending per pupil, fiscal year 2012: $13,340

Average salaries of public school teachers, 2011-2012: $61,934

Public high school dropout rate, 2011-2012: 2.8

State's presence in the U.S. News Best High Schools rankings: 169 schools out of 690

Electronically bullied: No data available

Bullied on school property: 19.2

Student financial literacy grade: D

High school graduate or higher, age 25+ (2008-2012): 88.3 percent

Bachelor's degree or higher, age 25+ (2008-2012): 27 percent

>> Students in Robbi Giuliano's fifth grade class sit on yoga balls as they complete their assignments at Westtown-Thornbury Elementary School Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, in West Chester, Pa.

No. 9 best school system: Wisconsin
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State: Wisconsin
Overall rank: No. 9 best school system

According to WalletHub, Wisconsin was part of a four-way tie for having the No. 2 lowest dropout rate in the country, took fourth in having the lowest percentage of children who repeated grades and took the No. 1 spot in safest schools.

WalletHub's ranking comes from an examination of 12 key metrics: The presence of public schools in the top 700 Best US Schools, remote learning opportunities from online public schools, dropout rates, the percentage of children who repeat one or more grades, bookworms, pupil-to-teacher ratios, math and reading test scores, reports of threats or injuries on school property, the rate of bullying incidents, the percentage of people older than 25 with a bachelor's degree or higher, and the state's Champlain University High School Financial Literacy Grade.

Here's a look at other Wisconsin education data:

Public school enrollment, fall 2011: 871,105

Students enrolled per teacher in public K-12 schools, 2011: 15.5

Total instructional staff in public K-12 schools, 2011-2012: 61,850

Public school spending per pupil, fiscal year 2012: $11,042

Average salaries of public school teachers, 2011-2012: $53,792

Public high school dropout rate, 2011-2012: 1.9

State's presence in the U.S. News Best High Schools rankings: 114 schools out of 485

Electronically bullied: 17.6

Bullied on school property: 22.7

Student financial literacy grade: C

High school graduate or higher, age 25+ (2008-2012): 90.2 percent

Bachelor's degree or higher, age 25+ (2008-2012): 26.4 percent

>> In this Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014 photo Hunter Waslicki, left, and Julian Barnes, rightt, log onto Twitter for a classroom exercise at Wauwatosa West High School in Wauwatosa, Wis.

No. 8 best school system: Minnesota
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State: Minnesota
Overall rank: No. 8 best school system

Minnesota took the No. 3 spot in highest math test scores in the U.S. and tied in the No. 1 spot with Iowa and Utah as having the lowest percentage of children who repeated one or more grades.

WalletHub's ranking comes from an examination of 12 key metrics: The presence of public schools in the top 700 Best US Schools, remote learning opportunities from online public schools, dropout rates, the percentage of children who repeat one or more grades, bookworms, pupil-to-teacher ratios, math and reading test scores, reports of threats or injuries on school property, the rate of bullying incidents, the percentage of people older than 25 with a bachelor's degree or higher, and the state's Champlain University High School Financial Literacy Grade.

Here's a look at other Minnesota education data:

Public school enrollment, fall 2011: 839,738

Students enrolled per teacher in public K-12 schools, 2011: 15.9

Total instructional staff in public K-12 schools, 2011-2012: 57,581

Public school spending per pupil, fiscal year 2012: $10,796

Average salaries of public school teachers, 2011-2012: $54,959

Public high school dropout rate, 2011-2012: 1.9

State's presence in the U.S. News Best High Schools rankings: 141 schools out of 610

Electronically bullied: No data available

Bullied on school property: No data available

Student financial literacy grade: D

High school graduate or higher, age 25+ (2008-2012): 91.9 percent

Bachelor's degree or higher, age 25+ (2008-2012): 32.2 percent

>> In this Sept. 11, 2012, photo, Hailey Fink gets acquainted with a corn snake in the first grade classroom of Dawn Slinger in Farmington, Minn.

No. 7 best school system: Virginia
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State: Virginia
Overall rank: No. 7 best school system

WalletHub's ranking comes from an examination of 12 key metrics: The presence of public schools in the top 700 Best US Schools, remote learning opportunities from online public schools, dropout rates, the percentage of children who repeat one or more grades, bookworms, pupil-to-teacher ratios, math and reading test scores, reports of threats or injuries on school property, the rate of bullying incidents, the percentage of people older than 25 with a bachelor's degree or higher, and the state's Champlain University High School Financial Literacy Grade.

Here's a look at other Virginia education data:

Public school enrollment, fall 2011: 1,260,334

Students enrolled per teacher in public K-12 schools, 2011: 12.1

Total instructional staff in public K-12 schools, 2011-2012: 121,963

Public school spending per pupil, fiscal year 2012: $10,656

Average salaries of public school teachers, 2011-2012: $48,703

Public high school dropout rate, 2011-2012: 1.9

State's presence in the U.S. News Best High Schools rankings: 97 schools out of 322

Electronically bullied: 14.5

Bullied on school property: 21.9

Student financial literacy grade: A

High school graduate or higher, age 25+ (2008-2012): 86.9 percent

Bachelor's degree or higher, age 25+ (2008-2012): 34.7 percent

>> This photo taken Nov. 25, 2013 shows Isabelle Fontana, 7, working on two iPads for an e-book about Thanksgiving in her second grade classroom at Jamestown Elementary School in Arlington, Va.

No. 6 best school system: Colorado
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State: Colorado
Overall rank: No. 6 best school system

WalletHub's ranking comes from an examination of 12 key metrics: The presence of public schools in the top 700 Best US Schools, remote learning opportunities from online public schools, dropout rates, the percentage of children who repeat one or more grades, bookworms, pupil-to-teacher ratios, math and reading test scores, reports of threats or injuries on school property, the rate of bullying incidents, the percentage of people older than 25 with a bachelor's degree or higher, and the state's Champlain University High School Financial Literacy Grade.

Here's a look at other Colorado education data:

Public school enrollment, fall 2011: 854,234

Students enrolled per teacher in public K-12 schools, 2011: 17.8

Total instructional staff in public K-12 schools, 2011-2012: 55,715

Public school spending per pupil, fiscal year 2012: $8,548

Average salaries of public school teachers, 2011-2012: $49,049

Public high school dropout rate, 2011-2012: 4.9

State's presence in the U.S. News Best High Schools rankings: 88 schools out of 363

Electronically bullied: 14.4

Bullied on school property: 19.3

Student financial literacy grade: B

High school graduate or higher, age 25+ (2008-2012): 89.9 percent

Bachelor's degree or higher, age 25+ (2008-2012): 36.7 percent

>> In this Oct. 28, 2011 photo, students at Carmody Middle School head for waiting buses after school in Lakewood, Colo.

No. 5 best school system: Kansas
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State: Kansas
Overall rank: No. 5 best school system

Kansas tied with Alaska as having the third safest schools in the U.S., according to WalletHub.

WalletHub's ranking comes from an examination of 12 key metrics: The presence of public schools in the top 700 Best US Schools, remote learning opportunities from online public schools, dropout rates, the percentage of children who repeat one or more grades, bookworms, pupil-to-teacher ratios, math and reading test scores, reports of threats or injuries on school property, the rate of bullying incidents, the percentage of people older than 25 with a bachelor's degree or higher, and the state's Champlain University High School Financial Literacy Grade.

Here's a look at other Kansas education data:

Public school enrollment, fall 2011: 482,796

Students enrolled per teacher in public K-12 schools, 2011: 14.2

Total instructional staff in public K-12 schools, 2011-2012: 38,223

Public school spending per pupil, fiscal year 2012: $9,748

Average salaries of public school teachers, 2011-2012: $46,718

Public high school dropout rate, 2011-2012: 2.1

State's presence in the U.S. News Best High Schools rankings: 32 schools out of 312

Electronically bullied: 16.9

Bullied on school property: 22.1

Student financial literacy grade: B

High school graduate or higher, age 25+ (2008-2012): 89.7 percent

Bachelor's degree or higher, age 25+ (2008-2012): 30 percent

>> Boys' State Senate majority leader Robert Swift, from Lindsborg, Kan., leads a meeting of the senate in a classroom at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kan. Thursday, June 17, 2004.

No. 4 best school system: New Hampshire
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State: New Hampshire
Overall rank: No. 4 best school system

New Hampshire tied for second with Maryland in having the highest reading test scores in the U.S., and placed second in highest math test scores.

WalletHub's ranking comes from an examination of 12 key metrics: The presence of public schools in the top 700 Best US Schools, remote learning opportunities from online public schools, dropout rates, the percentage of children who repeat one or more grades, bookworms, pupil-to-teacher ratios, math and reading test scores, reports of threats or injuries on school property, the rate of bullying incidents, the percentage of people older than 25 with a bachelor's degree or higher, and the state's Champlain University High School Financial Literacy Grade.

Here's a look at other New Hampshire education data:

Public school enrollment, fall 2011: 190,931

Students enrolled per teacher in public K-12 schools, 2011: 12.2

Total instructional staff in public K-12 schools, 2011-2012: 19,444

Public school spending per pupil, fiscal year 2012: $13,593

Average salaries of public school teachers, 2011-2012: $54,177

Public high school dropout rate, 2011-2012: 1.3

State's presence in the U.S. News Best High Schools rankings: 22 schools out of 84

Electronically bullied: 18.1

Bullied on school property: 22.8

Student financial literacy grade: B

High school graduate or higher, age 25+ (2008-2012): 91.4 percent

Bachelor's degree or higher, age 25+ (2008-2012): 33.4 percent

>> In this photo taken Wednesday, June 23, 2010, Michael Richmond works on cleaning up a classroom inside inside the elementary school in Unity, N.H.

No. 3 best school system: Vermont
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State: Vermont
Overall rank: No. 3 best school system

WalletHub's report lists Vermont as having the lowest pupil-to-teacher ratio in the nation, being tied with four other states in having the second lowest dropout rate and having the fifth highest math test scores in the U.S. The state also holds the No. 2 spot on the safest schools list. However, the state ranks No. 36 for its rate of bullying incidents.

WalletHub's ranking comes from an examination of 12 key metrics: The presence of public schools in the top 700 Best US Schools, remote learning opportunities from online public schools, dropout rates, the percentage of children who repeat one or more grades, bookworms, pupil-to-teacher ratios, math and reading test scores, reports of threats or injuries on school property, the rate of bullying incidents, the percentage of people older than 25 with a bachelor's degree or higher, and the state's Champlain University High School Financial Literacy Grade.

Here's a look at other Vermont education data:

Public school enrollment, fall 2011: 84,008

Students enrolled per teacher in public K-12 schools, 2011: 9.4

Total instructional staff in public K-12 schools, 2011-2012: 10,635

Public school spending per pupil, fiscal year 2012: $16,040

Average salaries of public school teachers, 2011-2012: $51,306

Public high school dropout rate, 2011-2012: 2.5

State's presence in the U.S. News Best High Schools rankings: 15 schools out of 59

Electronically bullied: 18

Bullied on school property: No data available

Student financial literacy grade: D

High school graduate or higher, age 25+ (2008-2012): 91.3 percent

Bachelor's degree or higher, age 25+ (2008-2012): 34.2 percent

>> Seats are empty during a class at the Peacham Elementary School in Peacham, Vt., Tuesday, March 23, 2004.

No. 2 best school system: Massachusetts
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State: Massachusetts
Overall rank: No. 2 best school system

Massachusetts is highlighted in the WalletHub report as being tied with Mississippi for the No. 3 spot in the lowest bullying incidents rate measurement. It is also ranked No. 1 for having both the highest math and highest reading test scores.

WalletHub's ranking comes from an examination of 12 key metrics: The presence of public schools in the top 700 Best US Schools, remote learning opportunities from online public schools, dropout rates, the percentage of children who repeat one or more grades, bookworms, pupil-to-teacher ratios, math and reading test scores, reports of threats or injuries on school property, the rate of bullying incidents, the percentage of people older than 25 with a bachelor's degree or higher, and the state's Champlain University High School Financial Literacy Grade.

Here's a look at other Massachusetts education data:

Public school enrollment, fall 2011: 952,370

Students enrolled per teacher in public K-12 schools, 2011: 13.8

Total instructional staff in public K-12 schools, 2011-2012: 78,157

Public school spending per pupil, fiscal year 2012: $14,142

Average salaries of public school teachers, 2011-2012: $71,721

Public high school dropout rate, 2011-2012: 2.5

State's presence in the U.S. News Best High Schools rankings: 75 schools out of 352

Electronically bullied: 13.8

Bullied on school property: 16.6

Student financial literacy grade: F

High school graduate or higher, age 25+ (2008-2012): 89.1 percent

Bachelor's degree or higher, age 25+ (2008-2012): 39 percent

>> Parents congregate outside the Thomas J. Kenny Elementary School in Boston, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013.

No. 1 best school system: New Jersey
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State: New Jersey
Overall rank: No. 1 best school system

New Jersey took fourth in the U.S. for having the highest math test scores, tied for fourth in having the highest reading test scores, has the fifth lowest pupil-to-teacher ratio in the U.S. and tied in the No. 5 spot with Oklahoma in the safest schools category, according to WalletHub.

WalletHub's ranking comes from an examination of 12 key metrics: The presence of public schools in the top 700 Best US Schools, remote learning opportunities from online public schools, dropout rates, the percentage of children who repeat one or more grades, bookworms, pupil-to-teacher ratios, math and reading test scores, reports of threats or injuries on school property, the rate of bullying incidents, the percentage of people older than 25 with a bachelor's degree or higher, and the state's Champlain University High School Financial Literacy Grade.

Here's a look at other New Jersey education data:

Public school enrollment, fall 2011: 1,361,813

Students enrolled per teacher in public K-12 schools, 2011: 12

Total instructional staff in public K-12 schools, 2011-2012: 139,988

Public school spending per pupil, fiscal year 2012: $17,266

Average salaries of public school teachers, 2011-2012: $67,078

Public high school dropout rate, 2011-2012: 1.4

State's presence in the U.S. News Best High Schools rankings: 76 schools out of 398

Electronically bullied: 14.8

Bullied on school property: 21.3

Student financial literacy grade: B

High school graduate or higher, age 25+ (2008-2012): 87.9 percent

Bachelor's degree or higher, age 25+ (2008-2012): 35.4 percent

>> As Camden Mayor Dana Redd, seated center, and Camden schools superintendent Paymon Rouhanifard, seated right, look on, elementary school students raise their hands to ask New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, seated left, a question during a meeting at Riletta Twyne Cream school in Camden, N.J., Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013.