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Use the Education Counts Database to find more detailed state information, ranks, comparisons across states, national statistics and more.
Governor:Nathan Deal
Superintendent of Schools:John Barge
Quality Counts state grade:B-
Pre-K-12 enrollment:1,677,067
Number of school districts:196
Number of public schools:2,449
Number of public school teachers:112,460
Unadjusted education spending per student:$9,432
Percent minority students:55.6%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:57.4%
Percent of students with disabilities:10.6%
Percent of English-language learners:4.9%
NAEP Mathematics 2011 percent proficient
4th grade math:39.4%
8th grade math:29.4%
NAEP Reading 2011 percent proficient
4th grade reading:33.9%
8th grade reading:31.5%

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