Rhode Island

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Governor:Gina Raimondo
Commissioner of Education:Ken Wagner
Quality Counts state grade:C+
Pre-K-12 enrollment:141,959
Number of school districts:63
Number of public schools:307
Number of public school teachers:9,471
Unadjusted education spending per student:$14,767
Percent minority students:39.3%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:46.8%
Percent of students with disabilities:16.4%
Percent of English-language learners:7.1%
NAEP Mathematics 2015 percent proficient
4th grade math:38.6%
8th grade math:30.2%
NAEP Reading 2015 percent proficient
4th grade reading:38.7%
8th grade reading:37.4%

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