Study Shows Georgia School Systems One of the Most Dangerous in Country

| August 5, 2014

school-notebookVALDOSTA, GA – As parents begin to prepare for school to start around Georgia, a new study from WalletHub shows Georgia school systems are one of the most dangerous in the country.

The website WalletHub ranked each state’s education system. Georgia came in 32nd overall, but the study says Georgia is in the bottom ranks for school safety.

“When you look at safety in the school environment, it’s ranking is 39th with more than 1 out of 10 kids in grades 9 through 12 reporting that they have been threatened or injured with a weapon on school property,” Odyseas Papadimitriou, WalletHub CEO told WALB.

The safety ranking also took instances of reported bullying into account. Only 39 states were ranked on safety due to the lack of information remaining states. For more information on the study visit

Source: WALB, WalletHub

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12 Comments on "Study Shows Georgia School Systems One of the Most Dangerous in Country"

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  1. D. Miballzich says:

    How much you want to bet that it’s metro “inner city” schools like Atlanta and Albany and VHS that are skewing the data.

    • Brittney says:

      That’s beyond the point…what we need to focus on is how can we make schools a safer environment so out children can get an education!!

      • D. Miballzich says:

        If you don’t do enough people,if you do too much then people claim their civil rights are being trampled.

        Kick out the trouble makers, illegals, and focus on those who want to learn and do better for themselves. Today though it seems teachers and administrators focus on the trouble makers more than the kids who can/want to do better.

    • John Taylor says:

      I believe it is Lowndes High School that has the dead bodies showing up, wrongful death lawsuits, all over CNN, etc.

  2. Ryan says:

    Well based on that study, maybe the school system should put more importance on education and safety instead of there stupid football programs. Let’s face it valdosta, and surrounding schools have the worst education programs anywhere. It’s really pathetic that the south turns out nothing more than dumb jocks.

    • D. Miballzich says:

      I agree the system is flawed but mostly from schools being forced to teach the tests that keep them funded. That’ one of the main issues. If they allowed teachers and school systems to focus on actually teaching to help kids learn then you would see a big boom to common intelligence. The second issue is of course the the system being forced to coddle the trouble makers and illegals. This whole “No Child left behind” crap is really screwing all the good students while teachers and their aids waste time on kids who will never do more with their lives than work at McDonald’s and demand 15 bucks an hour. Trim class sizes by booting trouble makers and illegals and watch the quality improve.

  3. j southers says:

    If the schools can’t control those teens that are out of control and really don’t care about there future then a lot of parents will start pulling there kids out..

  4. B McC says:

    If children were taught to respect/fear their parents and God, there would be no need to study the most dangerous school systems. Instead of aspiring to be someone a parent could be proud of, we’ve got these little punks trying to be Billy the Badass. And the lack of punishment is a joke. When I was a child no one needed permission to paddle you at school and the worst part of your day was getting sent to the principal because you knew what was coming.

    • Ryan says:

      I remember those days, they need to come back!!!! And we need to get rid of these useless bleeding heart liberals.