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The best school districts in every state

Graphiq Logo By Nick Selbe of Graphiq | Slide 1 of 52: <p>Whether you're starting a family, selling a home or choosing a new city to live and work in, the strength and reputation of an area's public school district is of great importance.</p><p><a href="http://www.startclass.com/">StartClass</a> sifted through data from the <a href="http://www.ed.gov/">U.S. Department of Education</a> and identified the best school district in every state. Each school district is evaluated using our Smart Rating system and scored on a scale from 1 to 100.</p><p>The ratings are primarily based off student math and reading proficiency on state assessment tests, with a few other institutional factors considered as well (i.e. student-teacher ratio, student discipline, etc.)</p><p>Each state’s selection for “Best School District” is determined by the highest average Smart Rating of all the schools in the district. Districts that have only one school or have charter schools were not included.</p><p>It’s important to note that each state defines the term “school district” differently. For example, Hawaii and Washington, D.C. each have just one school district for all schools in the state or territory. Other states have districts with a mix of school type—as in elementary schools, junior highs and high schools all together in the same school district.</p><p>Whether you're thinking of moving to a new area, or you're just curious about the best school district in your state, look no further: Here are the top school districts in each state, in order from lowest to highest Smart Rating.</p>

Department of Education data evaluated

Whether you're starting a family, selling a home or choosing a new city to live and work in, the strength and reputation of an area's public school district is of great importance.

StartClass sifted through data from the U.S. Department of Education and identified the best school district in every state (this list also includes Washington, D.C.). Each school district is evaluated using our Smart Rating system and scored on a scale from 1 to 100.

The ratings are primarily based off student math and reading proficiency on state assessment tests, with a few other institutional factors considered as well (i.e. student-teacher ratio, student discipline, etc.)

Each state’s selection for “Best School District” is determined by the highest average Smart Rating of all the schools in the district. Districts that have only one school or have charter schools were not included.

It’s important to note that each state defines the term “school district” differently. For example, Hawaii and Washington, D.C. each have just one school district for all schools in the state or territory. Other states have districts with a mix of school type—as in elementary schools, junior highs and high schools all together in the same school district.

Whether you're thinking of moving to a new area, or you're just curious about the best school district in your state, look no further: Here are the top school districts in each state, in order from lowest to highest Smart Rating.

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