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Governor:Paul LePage
Commissioner of Education:Robert G. Hasson (Acting)
Quality Counts state grade:C+
Pre-K-12 enrollment:182,470
Number of school districts:267
Number of public schools:620
Number of public school teachers:14,937
Unadjusted education spending per student:$12,707
Percent minority students:9.4%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:47.1%
Percent of students with disabilities:16.3%
Percent of English-language learners:2.8%
NAEP Mathematics 2015 percent proficient
4th grade math:41.1%
8th grade math:35.4%
NAEP Reading 2015 percent proficient
4th grade reading:35.6%
8th grade reading:35.6%

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