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Governor:Jay Nixon
Commissioner of Education:Margie Vandeven
Quality Counts state grade:C-
Pre-K-12 enrollment:918,288
Number of school districts:563
Number of public schools:2,410
Number of public school teachers:66,651
Unadjusted education spending per student:$9,597
Percent minority students:26.3%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:49.4%
Percent of students with disabilities:13.4%
Percent of English-language learners:3.0%
NAEP Mathematics 2015 percent proficient
4th grade math:38.4%
8th grade math:31.4%
NAEP Reading 2015 percent proficient
4th grade reading:36.3%
8th grade reading:36.3%

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