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Definitions: Percentage of students who are enrolled in the free or reduced price National School Lunch Program. Children from households with incomes less than 130 percent of poverty are eligible for free lunches; those from households below 185 percent of poverty are eligible for reduced price lunches. Rate is expressed as percent of total school enrollment.
Data Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; Missouri Office of Administration, Division of Budget and Planning.
Note: Maps use the natural break classification method, which reflects patterns
in the data by dividing the map into naturally occurring groups. Using statistical tools, this method
determines cut-off points for each group by identifying large gaps in data values.
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