There are thousands of committed teachers across the state of Louisiana trying to help students achieve as much as possible through the Louisiana school system. Their work is so appreciated by parents, students, and administrators

WalletHub's latest ratings though, have Louisiana in the top five of states who receive poor marks for our overall school system.

When Louisiana is compared to other states, we have some very low rankings in a variety of sectors. WalletHub analysis shows that we score much lower than other states when it comes to the results of test scores of math, results of test scores of reading and test scores when our students take the ACT.

In the middle of a pandemic, each school district in Louisiana has some general guidelines to follow but must devise their own plan for returning to classes.

St. Landry Parish, for example, will be starting the school year with virtual learning, while the Lafayette Parish School System will have a schedule were students from the third grade up, will be alternating days at their various schools.

In addition to just numbers determining how school systems across the country are performing, WalletHub also looks at thirty-three other factors including some of the following:

  • The number of students in each class.
  • The amount of education instruction each teacher has.
  • Safety of schools throughout the country.
  • Amount of money spent on students and the classroom.

Louisiana's rankings among other states can be found here.