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Governor:John Kasich
Superintendent of Public Instruction:Paolo DeMaria
Quality Counts state grade:C
Pre-K-12 enrollment:1,724,810
Number of school districts:1,159
Number of public schools:3,718
Number of public school teachers:106,526
Unadjusted education spending per student:$11,354
Percent minority students:28.1%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:45.1%
Percent of students with disabilities:14.7%
Percent of English-language learners:2.7%
NAEP Mathematics 2015 percent proficient
4th grade math:44.6%
8th grade math:35.4%
NAEP Reading 2015 percent proficient
4th grade reading:37.8%
8th grade reading:35.5%

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