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Governor:J.B. Pritzker
Superintendent of Education:Carmen Ayala
Quality Counts state grade:C+
Pre-K-12 enrollment:2,050,239
Number of school districts:1,071
Number of public schools:4,257
Number of public school teachers:132,456
Unadjusted education spending per student:$13,077
Percent minority students:50.6%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:54.1%
Percent of students with disabilities:14.4%
Percent of English-language learners:9.3%
NAEP Mathematics 2015 percent proficient
4th grade math:38.6%
8th grade math:32.5%
NAEP Reading 2015 percent proficient
4th grade reading:35.2%
8th grade reading:36.1%

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