Education Week ranks Rhode Island 13th in the nation in its most recent Quality Counts report.
The survey looks at several factors including school finance, student achievement and access to early childhood education.
Overall, Rhode Island gets a grade of C-plus, slightly higher than the national average. The state fared worse on student achievement earning a D-plus, slightly lower than the national average.
Massachusetts earned the number one spot in the rankings. Connecticut, New Hampshire and Vermont were also in the top 10.