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Governor:Susana Martinez
Secretary of Education:Hanna Skandera
Quality Counts state grade:D
Pre-K-12 enrollment:339,244
Number of school districts:148
Number of public schools:880
Number of public school teachers:22,239
Unadjusted education spending per student:$9,012
Percent minority students:74.5%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:67.1%
Percent of students with disabilities:13.9%
Percent of English-language learners:15.1%
NAEP Mathematics 2015 percent proficient
4th grade math:26.9%
8th grade math:20.6%
NAEP Reading 2015 percent proficient
4th grade reading:22.9%
8th grade reading:20.1%

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