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Governor:Pete Ricketts 
Commissioner of Education:Matthew L. Blomstedt
Quality Counts state grade:C+
Pre-K-12 enrollment:307,677
Number of school districts:254
Number of public schools:1,102
Number of public school teachers:22,401
Unadjusted education spending per student:$11,579
Percent minority students:30.4%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:44.8%
Percent of students with disabilities:15.3%
Percent of English-language learners:5.0%
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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