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Governor:Gary Herbert
State Superintendent of Public Instruction:Sydnee Dickson (acting)
Quality Counts state grade:C-
Pre-K-12 enrollment:625,461
Number of school districts:132
Number of public schools:1,006
Number of public school teachers:27,247
Unadjusted education spending per student:$6,555
Percent minority students:23.1%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:37.0%
Percent of students with disabilities:12.1%
Percent of English-language learners:5.5%
NAEP Mathematics 2015 percent proficient
4th grade math:43.8%
8th grade math:37.9%
NAEP Reading 2015 percent proficient
4th grade reading:40.1%
8th grade reading:38.0%

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