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Governor:Greg Abbott
Commissioner of Education:Mike Morath
Quality Counts state grade:C-
Pre-K-12 enrollment:5,233,765
Number of school districts:1,265
Number of public schools:9,367
Number of public school teachers:342,257
Unadjusted education spending per student:$8,593
Percent minority students:71.0%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:58.7%
Percent of students with disabilities:8.6%
Percent of English-language learners:15.6%
NAEP Mathematics 2015 percent proficient
4th grade math:44.0%
8th grade math:32.3%
NAEP Reading 2015 percent proficient
4th grade reading:30.6%
8th grade reading:28.0%

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July 8, 2018 – McClatchy-Tribune
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July 1, 2018 – AP

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