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Governor:Dennis Daugaard
Secretary of Education: Donald Kirkegaard
Quality Counts state grade:C-
Pre-K-12 enrollment:133,040
Number of school districts:171
Number of public schools:721
Number of public school teachers:9,618
Unadjusted education spending per student:$8,881
Percent minority students:24.0%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:39.5%
Percent of students with disabilities:13.9%
Percent of English-language learners:3.5%
NAEP Mathematics 2015 percent proficient
4th grade math:42.8%
8th grade math:38.3%
NAEP Reading 2015 percent proficient
4th grade reading:35.9%
8th grade reading:35.5%

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