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Governor:Paul LePage
Commissioner of Education:Stephen Bowen
Quality Counts state grade:C
Pre-K-12 enrollment:188,945
Number of school districts:233
Number of public schools:631
Number of public school teachers:15,384
Unadjusted education spending per student:$12,452
Percent minority students:7.5%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:41.7%
Percent of students with disabilities:15.6%
Percent of English-language learners:2.5%
NAEP Mathematics 2011 percent proficient
4th grade math:47.5%
8th grade math:39.5%
NAEP Reading 2011 percent proficient
4th grade reading:36.9%
8th grade reading:38.2%

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This Diplomas Count 2015 State Graduation Brief contains state-specific data on high school completion and includes a special focus on students with disabilities. The information is presented in a series of charts and graphs, and includes comparisons to national averages.
May 29, 2015 - Education Week

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