Low-Income Students ?

Explanation of Display

This display shows the percentage of students eligible to receive free or reduced-price lunches, live in substitute care, or whose families receive public aid. By selecting “Show 5-year trend,” you can review changes in the student body over time. District and state data is included for comparison.

Context

The State collects demographic information on the student body, including percentage of students who live in low income households. Students ages 3 to 17 meet the low-income criteria if they fulfill one or more of the following conditions:

  • From a family that receives public aid (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Targeted Assistance for Needy Families)

  • Living in institutions for neglected or delinquent children

  • Being supported in foster homes with public funds

  • Eligible to receive free or reduced-price lunches (according to United States Department of Agriculture’s guidelines)