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Governor:Jack Dalrymple
State Superintendent:Wayne Sanstead
Quality Counts state grade:C
Pre-K-12 enrollment:94,273
Number of school districts:178
Number of public schools:516
Number of public school teachers:8,417
Unadjusted education spending per student:$10,519
Percent minority students:16.3%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:31.1%
Percent of students with disabilities:13.6%
Percent of English-language learners:2.9%
NAEP Mathematics 2011 percent proficient
4th grade math:48.0%
8th grade math:40.6%
NAEP Reading 2011 percent proficient
4th grade reading:34.0%
8th grade reading:34.2%

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