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It’s no secret that many families move to NJ for stellar public schools. According to a new study, it’s totally worth it.

WalletHub, a personal finance site, just released the rankings for 2019’s States with the Best & Worst School Systems. The list ranks all 50 states plus DC based on 29 metrics of quality and safety.

Overall, NJ ranks as the second-best in the country, only beat out by Massachusetts by a few points. NJ ranks in the top spot for quality and 11th for safety. NJ also has the second lowest dropout rate, the third highest math scores, second highest reading scores and the third lowest student-to-teacher ratio.

On the bullying front, NJ comes in at #11 for the percentage of threatened or injured high schoolers and #25 for overall incidence rate of bullying. In terms of pre-college standardized tests, SAT takers score pretty well with a 26th place ranking, but NJ students slay the ACT, coming in 4th place.

For more info, see the full online report.

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