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Sohoseeker, Home Buyer in New York, NY

NJ School System Rankings

Asked by Sohoseeker, New York, NY Sat Jun 25, 2011

What is the most authoritative source for school rank sings that residents & realtors consider in evaluating NJ public schools?

Thanks all!

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I always direct our buyers to http://education.state.nj.us/rc/rc10/menu/39-5090.html and http://njmonthly.com/articles/towns_and_schools/highschoolra…

Also, if you 'd like direct links to each of the mid town direct area ( Summit, Chatham, Millburn, Maplewood, Madison, etc..) elementary, middle and high schools, you can find them on each of my community pages: http://www.sueadler.com/communities.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jun 25, 2011
My favorite links:

NJ Monthly High School Rankings 2010: http://njmonthly.com/articles/towns_and_schools/highschoolra…

NJ Dept of Ed Report Cards: http://education.state.nj.us/rc/

Star Ledger School Report Card: http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2009/02/tough_new_state_tes…

Great Schools: http://www.greatschools.org/new-jersey/

NJ School Directory: http://www.state.nj.us/education/directory/

Come on over - life is grand in NJ!

Jeanne Feenick
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jul 12, 2011
Hi Sohoseeker

There are many "rankings" out there - they can provide a variety of lists - as much depends on the criteria that is used........for example......average SAT scores? percentage that go on to college? number of AP courses offered in the high school? % of teachers with advanced degrees?.......the list goes on and on.

Feel free to visit my website, as I have at least 4 links to school ranking sites, as well as a number of additional sites that provide school information.

Best wishes with your move!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jul 7, 2011
Sue, Anne, Martha, Peg, and Milton,

Thanks to you all for your prompt insights here. Excellent suggestions and I will follow up as you suggested. Kudos to you realty wizards!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jul 7, 2011
I like the US news high school ranking, just google it.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jun 25, 2011
One of the most reliable resources is National Center for Educational Statistics ( http://www.nces.ed.gov ). The information is collected from the school board level and analyzed by the federal government. It does not compare schools, but simply reports each schools performance. Hope this helps. For more information about buying a home in NJ, visit http://www.summit-nj.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jun 25, 2011
I use a few sources...Star Ledger, NJ Monthly and NJ School Report.

Hope this helps!
Peg Carton
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jun 25, 2011
As a realtor I direct clients to the local school board for information on public school performance. I suggest you start with the New Jersey Department of Education or the New Jersey School Boards Association. Best of luck to you.
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