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Governor:Henry McMaster
State Superintendent of Education:Molly Spearman
Quality Counts state grade:C-
Pre-K-12 enrollment:756,523
Number of school districts:102
Number of public schools:1,269
Number of public school teachers:49,475
Unadjusted education spending per student:$9,732
Percent minority students:47.9%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:55.7%
Percent of students with disabilities:13.1%
Percent of English-language learners:5.6%
NAEP Mathematics 2015 percent proficient
4th grade math:31.9%
8th grade math:26.3%
NAEP Reading 2015 percent proficient
4th grade reading:29.3%
8th grade reading:30.0%

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During a trip to what's been called the "Corridor of Shame," an area that for years has been home to some of South Carolina's most underperforming school districts, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos said Thursday that she's impressed with developments after intervention from state officials.
February 21, 2019 – AP

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