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Governor:C.L. Butch Otter
Superintendent of Public Instruction:Tom Luna
Quality Counts state grade:C-
Pre-K-12 enrollment:276,081
Number of school districts:141
Number of public schools:748
Number of public school teachers:15,673
Unadjusted education spending per student:$7,100
Percent minority students:21.5%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:45.0%
Percent of students with disabilities:9.9%
Percent of English-language learners:5.6%
NAEP Mathematics 2011 percent proficient
4th grade math:39.7%
8th grade math:36.5%
NAEP Reading 2011 percent proficient
4th grade reading:33.0%
8th grade reading:38.3%

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