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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, as well as expert commentary.
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