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Governor:Brad Little
Superintendent of Public Instruction:Sherri Ybarra
Quality Counts state grade:D+
Pre-K-12 enrollment:290,885
Number of school districts:160
Number of public schools:747
Number of public school teachers:15,609
Unadjusted education spending per student:$6,621
Percent minority students:23.2%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:48.5%
Percent of students with disabilities:9.8%
Percent of English-language learners:4.4%
NAEP Mathematics 2015 percent proficient
4th grade math:40.2%
8th grade math:37.3%
NAEP Reading 2015 percent proficient
4th grade reading:37.4%
8th grade reading:38.7%

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This Quality Counts 2020 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 22, 2020 – Quality Counts
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