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Governor:Pat McCrory
State Superintendent of Public Instruction:June Atkinson
Quality Counts state grade:C-
Pre-K-12 enrollment:1,499,879
Number of school districts:244
Number of public schools:2,588
Number of public school teachers:99,327
Unadjusted education spending per student:$8,390
Percent minority students:48.1%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:53.5%
Percent of students with disabilities:12.9%
Percent of English-language learners:6.3%
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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