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Governor:Rick Perry
Commissioner of Education:Robert Scott
Quality Counts state grade:C+
Pre-K-12 enrollment:4,934,366
Number of school districts:1,239
Number of public schools:8,732
Number of public school teachers:334,997
Unadjusted education spending per student:$8,788
Percent minority students:68.8%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:50.1%
Percent of students with disabilities:9.0%
Percent of English-language learners:15.0%
NAEP Mathematics 2011 percent proficient
4th grade math:41.1%
8th grade math:37.9%
NAEP Reading 2011 percent proficient
4th grade reading:28.5%
8th grade reading:30.8%

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