89.3

June 11, 2019 | Number of The Day
NJ’s score in national study on how well — and equitably — it funds public schools

New Jersey fared well in the annual analysis by Education Week, the national education news site, of how well it funds its public schools and how equitably it does so; the Garden State scored 89.3 out of 100.

Education Week’s “Quality Counts” report carries a lot of weight in the education community, and New Jersey continues to shine in both its funding of schools and the performance of its students. This financial grade amounts to a B+, bettered by only New York and Wyoming among states. The national average was 74.9, or a C.