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NJ Has Second Best School System in America

New Jersey has the second best school system in the U.S., according to a recent WalletHub study, which can be found here. The organization compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 29 key measures of quality and safety. The data set ranges from pupil-teacher ratio to dropout rate to median standardized-test scores.

The New Jersey’s key measures for the quality and safety of schools revealed that the state was (1=Best; 25=Avg.):

  • 3rd – Math Test Scores
  • 2nd – Reading Test Scores
  • 3rd – Pupil-Teacher Ratio
  • 26th – Median SAT Score
  • 4th – Median ACT Score
  • 14th – % of Licensed/Certified Public K–12 Teachers
  • 2nd – Dropout Rate
  • 25th – Bullying Incidence Rate
  • 11th – % of Threatened/Injured High School Students

New Jersey’s total score was 64.75, while Massachusetts, at No. 1, had a total score of 67.85. Connecticut came in third with a score of 62.36.

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