CRANFORD, NJ – Niche, a national education research and rankings firm, has ranked Cranford Public Schools No. 40 in the state for the second year in a row. Niche ranked 373 school districts in New Jersey.

Niche gave the district an overall A grade, with an A for academics and safety, an A+ for teachers and college prep, an A- for clubs and activities and a C for diversity. The district also received a C+ for sports and a B+ for resources and facilities. To view the full report card, click here.

According to Niche, the 2018 Best School Districts ranking is based on rigorous analysis of key statistics and millions of reviews from students and parents using data from the U.S. Department of Education.

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“Ranking factors include state test scores, college readiness, graduation rates, SAT/ACT scores, teacher quality, public school district ratings, and more,” the website reads.

To learn more about Niche’s methodology, click here.

To view the full list of 2018 Best School Districts, click here.