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Governor:Kate Brown
Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction:Salam Noor
Quality Counts state grade:C-
Pre-K-12 enrollment:577,275
Number of school districts:204
Number of public schools:1,246
Number of public school teachers:26,733
Unadjusted education spending per student:$9,543
Percent minority students:35.5%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:50.8%
Percent of students with disabilities:14.2%
Percent of English-language learners:8.6%
NAEP Mathematics 2015 percent proficient
4th grade math:37.1%
8th grade math:33.7%
NAEP Reading 2015 percent proficient
4th grade reading:33.9%
8th grade reading:35.7%

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