WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- New York is ranked 20th in the nation for school systems quality by personal finance social network WalletHub in a survey released Monday.
WalletHub measured each state in 12 key metrics and broke them into two categories: school system rank and education output and safety.
The Empire State performed well in the output and safety category, ranking seventh overall. However, New York was simply mediocre when it came to school system rank, coming in 27th.
Overall, neighboring states performed better than New York with New Jersey taking the top spot, Vermont ranking third, Pennsylvania 10th and Connecticut 13th.
The bottom five states in the rankings were Nevada, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi and Washington, D.C., respectively.