August 7, 2014 at 6:55 AM
LIVINGSTON, NJ - Although students generally do not want to hear about school during their peaceful summer vacations, New Jersey parents will be please to hear that the state’s schools have been ranked No. 1 in the nation.
According to a study performed by Wallethub, New Jersey ranked among the highest in math and reading test scores. These were just two of the 12 factors considered in the study. Others included student-teacher ratio, dropout rates, occurrences of bullying and percentage of students repeating a grade.
New Jersey’s neighboring states had mixed results; some did not even make it into the top 50 percent. Delaware came in at 34, New York at 20, Connecticut 13 and Pennsylvania positioned at a nearby 10th place.
For a closer look at the study and the sources used, visit: http://wallethub.com/edu/states-with-the-best-schools/5335/