Low Income Students
Percentage of students in families receiving public aid, living in substitute care, or eligible to receive free or reduced-price lunches
This graph shows the percentage of students, in Illinois schools, who are 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.
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 receive or live in households that receive public aid from SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) or TANF (Targeted Assistance for Needy Families); are classified as homeless, migrant, runaway, Head Start, or foster children; or live in a household where the household income meets (USDA) guidlines to receive free or reduced-price meals.