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Governor:Scott Walker
State Superintendent:Tony Evers
Quality Counts state grade:C+
Pre-K-12 enrollment:872,286
Number of school districts:444
Number of public schools:2,238
Number of public school teachers:57,625
Unadjusted education spending per student:$11,453
Percent minority students:25.6%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:39.3%
Percent of students with disabilities:14.3%
Percent of English-language learners:5.0%
NAEP Mathematics 2011 percent proficient
4th grade math:47.2%
8th grade math:39.8%
NAEP Reading 2011 percent proficient
4th grade reading:34.7%
8th grade reading:36.5%

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