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Governor:Muriel Bowser (mayor)
Superintendent of Education:Hanseul Kang
Quality Counts state grade:C
Pre-K-12 enrollment:78,153
Number of school districts:60
Number of public schools:225
Number of public school teachers:5,991
Unadjusted education spending per student:$17,953
Percent minority students:91.6%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:61.2%
Percent of students with disabilities:15.1%
Percent of English-language learners:9.4%
NAEP Mathematics 2015 percent proficient
4th grade math:30.7%
8th grade math:19.1%
NAEP Reading 2015 percent proficient
4th grade reading:27.3%
8th grade reading:18.6%

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