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Governor:Jack Markell
Secretary of Education:Steven H.Godowsky
Quality Counts state grade:C+
Pre-K-12 enrollment:131,687
Number of school districts:40
Number of public schools:219
Number of public school teachers:9,388
Unadjusted education spending per student:$13,833
Percent minority students:51.4%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:39.5%
Percent of students with disabilities:14.1%
Percent of English-language learners:6.2%
NAEP Mathematics 2015 percent proficient
4th grade math:36.8%
8th grade math:29.5%
NAEP Reading 2015 percent proficient
4th grade reading:37.1%
8th grade reading:31.1%

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