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Governor:Gary Herbert
State Superintendent of Public Instruction:Larry K. Shumway
Quality Counts state grade:C-
Pre-K-12 enrollment:585,552
Number of school districts:118
Number of public schools:1,016
Number of public school teachers:25,677
Unadjusted education spending per student:$6,452
Percent minority students:22.0%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:38.2%
Percent of students with disabilities:12.0%
Percent of English-language learners:7.3%
NAEP Mathematics 2011 percent proficient
4th grade math:44.0%
8th grade math:36.2%
NAEP Reading 2011 percent proficient
4th grade reading:37.0%
8th grade reading:39.2%

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May 29, 2015 - Education Week
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January 2, 2015 - Quality Counts
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