Great Falls ranks 69th on list of best cities for K-12 teachers

Great Falls ranks 69th in a new report on the best cities for K-12 teachers. GoodCall collected data from 689 cities and ranked them based on job availability, comparative salary, cost of living, residents with degrees, safety and amenities.

Here are the top 10 cities for K-12 teachers based on all ranking factors:

1. Bentonville, Ark.

2. Glenview, Ill.

3. Evanston, Ill.

4. Elmhurst, Ill.

5. Troy, Mich.

6. Southfield, Mich.

7. State College, Pa.

8. Burlington, Vt.

9. Plainfield, Ill.

10. Crystal Lake, Ill.

According to Education Week, the Good Call analysts also looked at which cities seemed to value education more than others, using the number of high school and college degree holders from the 2015 American Community Survey estimates as a metric.

 

Here’s what Education Week listed as other takeaways from the report:

  • The smaller, the better. The top 10 percent had an average of 91,000 residents in comparison to the bottom 10 percent, which averaged populations of more than 138,000.
  • Head to the suburbs. More than half of the top 20 cities sit outside of Chicago and Detroit.
  • Look for an emphasis on education. All top 10 cities have at least 91 percent of residents with a high school diploma.
  • It’s good to teach in the Midwest. Top cities tended to be near the center of the country, while the lowest-ranked cities were along the coasts.