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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:43.8%
8th grade math:37.9%
NAEP Reading 2011 percent proficient
4th grade reading:40.1%
8th grade reading:38.0%

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