Maryland ranks #5 in States with the best schools according to an article published on a website called 24/7 Wall Street.

The article was published on January 20, 2017 on 24/7 Wall Street. They used data from Education Week’s 2017 Quality Counts report.

They gave Maryland the overall score of a B.

The state’s per student spending was $12,922, which is the 18th highest in the country.

Maryland’s high school graduation rate is at 87%, which is the 16th highest in the nation.

Fifty point five percent of 3-4 year olds are registered in preschool, which is the 10th highest rate in the US.

Maryland is the wealthiest nation in the US. The spending per student is just above the nation’s average, but it has been found that the funding is apparently spread across many districts.

The big accomplishment Maryland shows is the level of student achievement. They found that 55.8% of 11th & 12th graders AP test scores were at least a 3, which is, according to the site, “by far the largest share of any state in the country.”

Congratulations to Maryland Schools!