CHEYENNE – Wyoming was ranked seventh nationally in education quality by Education Week’s 22nd annual report card. Quality Counts 2018 gave Wyoming an overall score of 81.1 out of 100 points and a grade of B-minus. Wyoming was scored the highest among western states, and first in school finance. The nation as a whole received a grade of C.
“The Quality Counts 2018 report shows that Wyoming has a strong education foundation,” said State Superintendent Jillian Balow. “We are No. 1 in the nation in school finance because we fund our schools equitably, making sure that students in every corner of our state have access to a quality education. Now we must work to build on this foundation and continue to offer the best education we can to our students.”
The 2018 grades are based on three key indices: the Chance-for-Success Index; K-12 Achievement Index; and school finance.
Audio from Superintendent Balow
Kari Eakins, Communications Director