Paterson’s School 28 has been named New Jersey’s top-ranked elementary and middle school by U.S. News and World Report. The Paterson Academy for the Gifted and Talented is part of the school, as well.

The rankings were drawn from 102,610 pre-K, elementary, and middle schools. Schools are ranked on their performance on state-required tests, graduation, and how well they prepare their students for high school.

One hundred percent of the students at School 28 scored at or above proficient at both math and reading.


The Top 10 elementary schools, according to U.S. News, are:

Among middle schools in New Jersey, these are the highest-ranked:

For the complete ranking of elementary schools, go here.

For the middle school rankings, go here.

There are over 2,000 elementary and middle schools in New Jersey.

The post above reflects the thoughts and observations of New Jersey 101.5 talk show host Bill Doyle. Any opinions expressed are Bill Doyle's own.

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