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Governor:Martin O'Malley
Interim State Superintendent of Schools:Bernard Sandusky
Quality Counts state grade:B+
Pre-K-12 enrollment:852,211
Number of school districts:25
Number of public schools:1,449
Number of public school teachers:58,428
Unadjusted education spending per student:$14,007
Percent minority students:57.1%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:40.1%
Percent of students with disabilities:12.1%
Percent of English-language learners:5.3%
NAEP Mathematics 2011 percent proficient
4th grade math:46.5%
8th grade math:37.4%
NAEP Reading 2011 percent proficient
4th grade reading:44.7%
8th grade reading:42.2%

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