New Jersey’s School System Is 2nd Best In America: Here’s Why (2018)
On July 30th, a study by the personal finance website WalletHub was released that compared public school systems in 50 states and the District of Columbia across 25 measures of quality and safety, ranging from the pupil-to-teacher ratio to the dropout rate to median standardized-test scores. NJ’s public schools once again ranked second best in the nation. The site ranked NJ Public Schools second last year as well, just behind Massachusetts. Read the full article here to see how the study was conducted and how NJ ranked in each category: NJ Public Schools Rank Number 2 in Nation.
The New Jersey Department of Education said on April 10th that fourth grade scores in reading and math were the highest in the nation in the 2017 National Assessment of Educational Progress. Once again, New Jersey and Massachusetts are tied for first place.
Read the full article here on NJ.com: Celebrate! N.J. has the smartest fourth graders in America
Roxbury Ranked 17th Safest School District in the State of NJ (2018)
A number of school districts are being recognized for the steps they’ve taken to make students safe. Niche.com, which specializes in all different types of consumer rankings, has provided a list of the safest school districts in the United States and New Jersey.
Read the article here: NJ’s 200 Safest School Districts in 2018
Roxbury High School Soars into NJ’s top 100 High Schools (2016)
In 2014, New Jersey Monthly magazine ranked RHS number 102 on its biennial list of the 300+ public high schools in the state. In September 2016, Roxbury High School soared to number 52 on the list, making it the fourth fastest-rising high school in New Jersey. Part of what helped Roxbury achieve this success was a change in the formula for ranking schools, which now includes student participation in the visual and performing arts. Roxbury is considered a “choice” district for these programs. It should also be noted that Roxbury Education Association members worked the two years since the last ranking without a contract. The professionalism and exceptionalism of the staff never wavered during a difficult period of negotiations. Roxbury is a remarkable district to raise children in and every member of the Association considers themselves fortunate to work with these children and in this community.
See the article here: New Jersey’s Best Public Schools