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Governor:Doug Ducey
Superintendent of Public Instruction:Kathy Hoffman
Quality Counts state grade:D+
Pre-K-12 enrollment:1,111,695
Number of school districts:715
Number of public schools:2,416
Number of public school teachers:48,124
Unadjusted education spending per student:$7,528
Percent minority students:60.0%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:38.9%
Percent of students with disabilities:11.8%
Percent of English-language learners:6.1%
NAEP Mathematics 2015 percent proficient
4th grade math:33.9%
8th grade math:33.5%
NAEP Reading 2015 percent proficient
4th grade reading:30.4%
8th grade reading:30.5%

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