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Governor:John Carney
Secretary of Education:Susan Bunting
Quality Counts state grade:C
Pre-K-12 enrollment:134,042
Number of school districts:53
Number of public schools:228
Number of public school teachers:9,649
Unadjusted education spending per student:$13,938
Percent minority students:53.4%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:37.1%
Percent of students with disabilities:14.8%
Percent of English-language learners:6.3%
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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