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Governor:Tom Wolf
Secretary of Education:Pedro A. Rivera
Quality Counts state grade:B-
Pre-K-12 enrollment:1,743,160
Number of school districts:796
Number of public schools:3,097
Number of public school teachers:122,030
Unadjusted education spending per student:$13,961
Percent minority students:31.7%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:45.6%
Percent of students with disabilities:17.0%
Percent of English-language learners:3.0%
NAEP Mathematics 2015 percent proficient
4th grade math:43.6%
8th grade math:38.1%
NAEP Reading 2015 percent proficient
4th grade reading:40.2%
8th grade reading:40.0%

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August 27, 2018 – AP
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August 26, 2018 – AP

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