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Governor:Brian Sandoval
Superintendent of Public Instruction:Keith Rheault
Quality Counts state grade:C-
Pre-K-12 enrollment:437,149
Number of school districts:18
Number of public schools:645
Number of public school teachers:21,839
Unadjusted education spending per student:$8,376
Percent minority students:61.3%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:50.3%
Percent of students with disabilities:11.0%
Percent of English-language learners:19.1%
NAEP Mathematics 2011 percent proficient
4th grade math:31.9%
8th grade math:26.1%
NAEP Reading 2011 percent proficient
4th grade reading:29.0%
8th grade reading:27.4%

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