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Use the Education Counts Database to find more detailed state information, ranks, comparisons across states, national statistics and more.
Governor:Scott Walker
State Superintendent:Tony Evers
Quality Counts state grade:C+
Pre-K-12 enrollment:874,414
Number of school districts:449
Number of public schools:2,249
Number of public school teachers:57,980
Unadjusted education spending per student:$11,071
Percent minority students:26.9%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:41.9%
Percent of students with disabilities:14.0%
Percent of English-language learners:4.9%
NAEP Mathematics 2015 percent proficient
4th grade math:45.4%
8th grade math:40.8%
NAEP Reading 2015 percent proficient
4th grade reading:36.9%
8th grade reading:39.0%

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