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Use the Education Counts Database to find more detailed state information, ranks, comparisons across states, national statistics and more.
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:41.2%
8th grade math:29.6%
NAEP Reading 2015 percent proficient
4th grade reading:30.3%
8th grade reading:28.0%

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April 8, 2020 – Education Week
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April 8, 2020 – Education Week
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This Quality Counts 2020 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 22, 2020 – Quality Counts
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November 27, 2019 – Education Week
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October 29, 2019 – Education Week
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September 25, 2019 – Education Week
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August 21, 2019 – Education Week
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