NEW YORK, NY – With Education Secretary Betsy DeVos recently facing criticism for her guidance on the new Every Student Succeeds Act and state governments contributing nearly half of public-school funding, the personal-finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2017’s States with the Best & Worst School Systems.
In order to determine the best school systems in America, WalletHub’s analysts compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 21 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.):
- 4th – Math Test Scores
- 5th – Reading Test Scores
- 3rd – Pupil-Teacher Ratio
- 5th – Median ACT Score
- 14th – % of Licensed/Certified Public K–12 Teachers
- 2nd – Dropout Rate
- 24th – Bullying Incidence Rate
- 17th – % of Threatened/Injured High School Students
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