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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 student scores in math and reading having dropped significantly last year in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2023’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.):

  • 6th – Math Test Scores
  • 2nd – Reading Test Scores
  • 5th – Pupil-Teacher Ratio
  • 30th – Median SAT Score
  • 6th – Median ACT Score
  • 4th – Dropout Rate
  • 21st – Bullying Incidence Rate
  • 16th – % 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. Wisconsin
  5. Virginia
Here are the top 5 states with the worst school systems:
  1. New Mexico
  2. Oklahoma
  3. Arizona
  4. West Virginia
  5. Alaska

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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