Children Receiving Free or Reduced Price Lunch by School District

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Definitions: The number and percent of children receiving free or reduced price lunch, at the state level and by school district. Data reflects March enrollment counts. Preschool and Kindergarten numbers are not included. NA = No Data Available.

Beginning in 2013, data by number of students was no longer available due to a change in state law about how information about students is reported.  Data from 2013 forward only includes percentages.

Those schools participating in the Community Eligibility Program (CEP) do not have data to report and this is indicated by an NA designation.

Note: State level data includes charter schools and the Idaho School for the Deaf and Blind.

Per federal guidelines, children from families with incomes at or below 130 percent of the poverty level are eligible for free meals. Those with incomes between 130 percent and 185 percent of the poverty level are eligible for reduced-price meals, for which students can be charged no more than 40 cents. (For the period July 1, 2011, through June 30, 2012, 130 percent of the poverty level is $29,055 for a family of four; 185 percent is $41,348.)

Data Source: Data Source: Idaho State Department of Education, Free and Reduced Lunch by District.
http://apps.sde.idaho.gov/CnpEligibility/Report

Source for Federal Income Guidelines:
United States Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service.
http://www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/governance/notices/iegs/IEGs11-12.pdf

Footnotes: Updated December 2017