July 30, 2015
A new in-depth analysis of the nation's public schools by WalletHub ranked New Jersey schools third overall.
WalletHub compared the quality of education in the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia by analyzing 13 key metrics that range from student-teacher ratios to standardized-test scores to dropout rates.
New Jersey came in at No. 3 overall, falling behind only Massachusetts (No. 1) and Colorado (No. 2).
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The Garden State also scored well in terms of dropout rates, tying for second lowest rate with Nebraska, Texas, North Dakota and Wisconsin.
The study ranked New Jersey well for test scores. The state came in fourth for both math and reading test scores.
Read the full study here.