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Governor:Jack Dalrymple
State Superintendent:Kirsten Baesler
Quality Counts state grade:C+
Pre-K-12 enrollment:103,786
Number of school districts:178
Number of public schools:512
Number of public school teachers:8,805
Unadjusted education spending per student:$11,980
Percent minority students:17.9%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:30.2%
Percent of students with disabilities:12.9%
Percent of English-language learners:2.8%
NAEP Mathematics 2015 percent proficient
4th grade math:44.8%
8th grade math:39.2%
NAEP Reading 2015 percent proficient
4th grade reading:36.8%
8th grade reading:33.7%

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