The 5 safest school districts in America in 2018

Security is always at the top of the mind of every parent as they are thinking about which schools to enroll their children. This is especially important in light of the increasing cases of gun violence that has rocked schools in America.

This article seeks to explore the top ranked school districts in America in terms of their safety record therefore this ranking is based on crime rates, health and safety, school related arrests, and rates of student suspensions and expulsions among others.

These are the 5 safest school districts in America in 2018.

1 Radnor Township School District

The Radnor Township School District in Wayne, Pennsylvania tops this list. The school district with a total population of about 3,730 students across grades K-12 boasts of an impressive teacher to student ratio of 1:13, with recent data from state test scores indicating that 79 per cent of the students here are proficient in math with a further 90 per cent proficient in reading.

2 Spencer Valley Elementary School District

The Spencer Valley Elementary School District in Santa Ysabel, California is second on this list. The school district with a total population of about 2,736 students across grades K-12 boasts of a very impressive teacher to student ratio of 1:11, with recent data from state test scores indicating that 37 per cent of the students here are proficient in math with a further 61 per cent proficient in reading.

3 Community High School District No. 128

The Community High School District No. 128 in Vernon Hills, Illinois is third on this list. The school district with a total population of about 3,351 students across grades 9 to 12 boasts of an impressive teacher to student ratio of 1:14, with recent data from state test scores indicating that 42 per cent of the students here are proficient in math with a further 62 per cent proficient in reading.

4 Pompton Lakes School District

The Pompton Lakes School District in Pompton Lakes, New Jersey is fourth on this list. The school district with a total population of about 1,537 students across grades PK and K-12 boasts of a very impressive teacher to student ratio of 1:11, with recent data from state test scores indicating that 41 per cent of the students here are proficient in math with a further 59 per cent proficient in reading.

5 Hoover City Schools District

The Hoover City Schools District in Hoover, Alabama is fifth on this list. The school district with total population of about 13,910 students across grades K-12 boasts of an impressive teacher to student ratio of 1:14, with recent data from state test scores indicating that 61 per cent of the students here are proficient in math with a further 61 per cent proficient in reading.

From the data, we can conclude that the 5 safest school districts in America in 2018 are well spread out across different States however, we also notice that safety of the school district doesn’t automatically mean great academic performance.

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