Low math and reading scores helped give Louisiana the fifth-worst school system in the United States, according to report by financial website WalletHub.
The WalletHub report looked at 13 measures, including math and reading test scores, student-teacher ratio, dropout rates, standardized-test scores and bullying incidence rates.
On the plus side, Louisiana ranked No. 19 in average SAT score. But the state was below average in most other categories. Louisiana ranked No. 48 in math and reading test scores; No. 44 in dropout rate; and No. 31 in student-teacher ratio.
Massachusetts topped the rankings while Alaska came in at No. 51, behind the District of Columbia.