New Jersey’s public schools ranked near the top in the nation
Reposted from NJ.com
New Jersey’s public schools have been ranked second-best in the nation, based on a study by WalletHub that looked at criteria including test scores, student-teacher ratios and graduate rates.
Only Massachusetts, with an overall total score of 78.16, was ahead of the Garden State, whose schools earned a score of 66.92 on WalletHub’s ranking.
Elsewhere in the region, Delaware was found to have the 12th-best public school system among the states, Pennsylvania the 16th-best with New York roughly in the middle of the pack, at 26.
The website asked a panel of academics who specialize in education to assess the states’ elementary and high schools based on factors including the graduation rate among low-income students; median performance on standardized tests including the ACT, SATs and AP exams; and the percentage of students injured or threatened while in school — part of a broad category the survey lists as “safety.”
According to the WalletHub data, New Jersey schools had the second-lowest dropout rate of any state in the country, the fourth-highest math scores and the fifth-highest reading scores. The state also boasts the third-lowest student-to-teacher ratio of all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Presented as a public service by: