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WalletHub: New Jersey has the 3rd best school system in America

NEW JERSEY – New Jersey has the 3rd best school system in America, according to a study done by WalletHub.

With the gaps in test scores between low-poverty and high-poverty elementary schools growing by 15% to 20% during the COVID-19 pandemic, the personal-finance website WalletHub Monday released its report on 2022’s States with the Best & Worst School Systems.

In order to determine the best school systems in America, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 32 key measures of quality and safety. The data set ranges from pupil-teacher ratio and dropout rate to median standardized-test scores.

Quality & Safety of Schools in New Jersey (1=Best; 25=Avg.):

  • 3rd – Math Test Scores
  • 2nd – Reading Test Scores
  • 4th – Pupil-Teacher Ratio
  • 24th – Median SAT Score
  • 12th – Median ACT Score
  • 4th – Dropout Rate
  • 12th – Bullying Incidence Rate
  • 24th – % of Threatened/Injured High School Students
  • 1st – Existence of Digital Learning Plan

Source: WalletHub

Here are the top 5 states with the best school systems:

  1. Massachusetts
  2. Connecticut
  3. New Jersey
  4. Virginia
  5. Maryland
Here are the top 5 states with the worst school systems:
  1. New Mexico
  2. Alaska
  3. Louisiana
  4. Arizona
  5. West Virginia

For the full report, click here.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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