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The top elementary school in each state

Graphiq Logo By Alex Greer of Graphiq | Slide 1 of 52: <p>Choosing the right <a href="https://public-schools.startclass.com/">elementary school</a> for your child is one of the most important decisions a parent can make. It’s also one of the most difficult. Parents must consider a multitude of factors, including the school’s location, test scores, extracurricular activities and class size.</p><p>To make the process a bit easier, <a href="https://www.startclass.com/">StartClass</a>, an education research site powered by <a href="https://www.graphiq.com/">Graphiq</a>, decided to find the best public elementary school in every state. The analysts used data from the <a href="https://nces.ed.gov/">National Center for Education Statistics</a> and the <a href="http://ocrdata.ed.gov/">Civil Rights Data Collection</a>. </p><p>Elementary schools are ranked by their StartClass Rating, which includes the following components: </p><strong>Exam Passing Rates</strong>: This includes math proficiency rates and reading and language arts proficiency rates over the last three years.<strong>School Environment</strong>: The school environment score consists of factors such as the student-teacher ratio, teacher experience and teacher absence rate.<strong>Disciplinary Actions</strong>: This takes into account the school’s retention rate, in-school suspension rate and out-of-school suspension rate.<p>While this list provides a good overview of some of the top elementary schools in the country, it is by no means comprehensive. There are many factors that can influence a child’s elementary school experience that are not included in our ranking. It’s also important to note that 10 percent of the elementary schools in our database did not report enough data to create a rating and were thus left out of consideration. </p><p>From Alabama to Wyoming, here is the top elementary school in every state, in alphabetical order.</p><p>*Note: The images in the story do not depict the school on each slide.</p>

The top elementary school in every state

Choosing the right elementary school for your child is one of the most important decisions a parent can make. It’s also one of the most difficult. Parents must consider a multitude of factors, including the school’s location, test scores, extracurricular activities and class size.

To make the process a bit easier, StartClass, an education research site powered by Graphiq, decided to find the best public elementary school in every state. The analysts used data from the National Center for Education Statistics and the Civil Rights Data Collection.

Elementary schools are ranked by their StartClass Rating, which includes the following components:

Exam Passing Rates: This includes math proficiency rates and reading and language arts proficiency rates over the last three years.School Environment: The school environment score consists of factors such as the student-teacher ratio, teacher experience and teacher absence rate.Disciplinary Actions: This takes into account the school’s retention rate, in-school suspension rate and out-of-school suspension rate.

While this list provides a good overview of some of the top elementary schools in the country, it is by no means comprehensive. There are many factors that can influence a child’s elementary school experience that are not included in our ranking. It’s also important to note that 10 percent of the elementary schools in our database did not report enough data to create a rating and were thus left out of consideration.

From Alabama to Wyoming, here is the top elementary school in every state, in alphabetical order.

*Note: The images in the story do not depict the school on each slide.

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