North Carolina

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Governor:Roy Cooper
State Superintendent of Public Instruction:Mark Johnson
Quality Counts state grade:C-
Pre-K-12 enrollment:1,548,895
Number of school districts:307
Number of public schools:2,634
Number of public school teachers:99,320
Unadjusted education spending per student:$8,512
Percent minority students:48.1%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:57.2%
Percent of students with disabilities:12.8%
Percent of English-language learners:6.1%
NAEP Mathematics 2015 percent proficient
4th grade math:44.4%
8th grade math:32.6%
NAEP Reading 2015 percent proficient
4th grade reading:38.5%
8th grade reading:30.4%

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Amid arguments about whether it could lead to racial segregation, the state Senate voted to study what's the appropriate size for school districts and to look at ways to break up and merge school systems.
June 29, 2017 – McClatchy-Tribune

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