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WalletHub: New Jersey public schools ranked No. 2 in United States

NEW JERSEY – A new study ranked New Jersey’s public school system No. 2 in the country.

WalletHub released their 2019’s States with the Best & Worst School Systems on Monday.

WalletHub determined the best school systems in America by comparing 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.

Quality & Safety of Schools in New Jersey (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

Here are the top 5:

  1. Massachusetts
  2. New Jersey
  3. Connecticut
  4. Virginia
  5. Vermont

To see the full list, click here.

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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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