By CBS3 Staff

TRENTON, N.J. (CBS) – A new study ranked New Jersey’s public school system No. 2 in the country. WalletHub released 2019’s States with the Best & Worst School Systems on Monday.

The study focuses on performance, funding, safety, class size and instructor credentials.

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Researchers compared the 50 states plus the District of Columbia.

New Jersey ranked No. 2 in highest reading test scores and lowest drop out rate and No. 3 in highest math test scores and lowest pupil to teacher ratio.

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Delaware ranked No. 12 overall, No. 2 in lowest bullying incidents and tied for 4th in highest median ACT score.

Pennsylvania public schools ranked 27th overall and No. 5 in lowest percentage of threatened or injured high school students.

Massachusetts was ranked No. 1 and Connecticut was ranked No. 3 overall.

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