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Governor:Vincent Gray (Mayor)
Superintendent of Education:Hosanna Mahaley
Quality Counts state grade:C-
Pre-K-12 enrollment:71,277
Number of school districts:52
Number of public schools:228
Number of public school teachers:5,925
Unadjusted education spending per student:$20,910
Percent minority students:92.9%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:73.0%
Percent of students with disabilities:16.8%
Percent of English-language learners:7.4%
NAEP Mathematics 2011 percent proficient
4th grade math:30.7%
8th grade math:19.1%
NAEP Reading 2011 percent proficient
4th grade reading:27.3%
8th grade reading:18.6%

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