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Governor:Pete Ricketts 
Commissioner of Education:Matthew L. Blomstedt
Quality Counts state grade:C
Pre-K-12 enrollment:312,635
Number of school districts:290
Number of public schools:1,128
Number of public school teachers:22,988
Unadjusted education spending per student:$11,726
Percent minority students:31.8%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:44.3%
Percent of students with disabilities:15.1%
Percent of English-language learners:5.6%
NAEP Mathematics 2015 percent proficient
4th grade math:45.6%
8th grade math:37.7%
NAEP Reading 2015 percent proficient
4th grade reading:39.9%
8th grade reading:37.8%

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