North Carolina schools: by the numbers
Public schools 2,223
Public school teachers 87,677
Pre-K-12 enrollment 1,335,954
Minority students 41.0%
Students eligible for free/reduced price lunch 33.9%
Students with disabilities 14.2%
Annual pre-K-12 expenditures $8.6 billion
English-language learners 4.5%

Who’s in charge?

Governor: Michael F. Easley (D)

State Superintendent: June Atkinson

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Updated: March 8, 2016