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Governor:Pat Quinn
Superintendent of Education:Christopher Koch
Quality Counts state grade:C
Pre-K-12 enrollment:2,090,403
Number of school districts:872
Number of public schools:4,361
Number of public school teachers:132,983
Unadjusted education spending per student:$11,739
Percent minority students:48.7%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:44.1%
Percent of students with disabilities:14.5%
Percent of English-language learners:8.3%
NAEP Mathematics 2011 percent proficient
4th grade math:39.1%
8th grade math:36.5%
NAEP Reading 2011 percent proficient
4th grade reading:33.5%
8th grade reading:36.2%

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