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Governor:Janet Mills
Commissioner of Education:Pender Makin
Quality Counts state grade:C+
Pre-K-12 enrollment:182,470
Number of school districts:267
Number of public schools:620
Number of public school teachers:14,937
Unadjusted education spending per student:$12,707
Percent minority students:9.4%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:47.1%
Percent of students with disabilities:16.3%
Percent of English-language learners:2.8%
NAEP Mathematics 2015 percent proficient
4th grade math:40.2%
8th grade math:36.0%
NAEP Reading 2015 percent proficient
4th grade reading:36.4%
8th grade reading:39.0%

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June 19, 2019 – Education Week
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April 26, 2019 – Education Week
Educational Opportunities and Performance in Maine
This Quality Counts 2019 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 16, 2019 – Quality Counts
This Quality Counts 2018 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 17, 2018 – Quality Counts
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