The percent of students who receive school lunch free or at a reduced price.
Calculated as the total number of children on free or reduced price lunch divided by average daily membership (ADM).
To be eligible for free lunch under the National School Lunch Act students must live in households earning at or below 130 percent of the Federal poverty guidelines. To be eligible for reduced price lunch, students must live in households earning at or below 185 percent of the Federal poverty guidelines.
Public Schools of North Carolina, State Board of Education, Department Of Public Instruction, Division of Financial and Business Services: Free and Reduced Meal Application Data.
Excludes charter schools.
Last updated June 2018.