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Governor:John Bel Edwards
State Superintendent of Education:John White
Quality Counts state grade:D+
Pre-K-12 enrollment:716,800
Number of school districts:142
Number of public schools:1,417
Number of public school teachers:46,340
Unadjusted education spending per student:$10,749
Percent minority students:53.8%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:63.6%
Percent of students with disabilities:11.0%
Percent of English-language learners:2.6%
NAEP Mathematics 2015 percent proficient
4th grade math:29.6%
8th grade math:17.9%
NAEP Reading 2015 percent proficient
4th grade reading:28.5%
8th grade reading:23.3%

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August 23, 2017 – Education Week
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August 23, 2017 – Education Week
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January 4, 2017 – Quality Counts
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July 1, 2016 – Education Week

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