How would you grade your school? Overall, how would you grade the schools of New Jersey? According to a poll in The Inquirer, New Jersey voters give their public schools between a B and C, which is little above average.

To break it down further, 55 per cent statewide voted a B or higher while 54 per cent in South Jersey alone voted the same. What grade would you give New Jersey’s public schools?


The bipartisan poll of 600 likely voters was conducted by phone Sept. 9 to Sept. 12 by the Democratic firm Global Strategy Group and the Republican firm National Research Inc. The statewide margin of error is 4 percent; in South Jersey (Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem Counties), the margin of error is 8.5 percent.