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Table 4. Percent of high school students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch by state and eligibility status: School years 1999–2000 through 2009–10

School year
State or jurisdiction 1999–
2000
2000–
01
2001–
02
2002–
03
2003–
04
2004–
05
2005–
06
2006–
07
2007–
08
2008–
09
2009–
10
Reporting States                      
Percent eligible for free or reduced-price lunch  23 23 25 26 26 28 32 33 33 36 38
Percent eligible for free lunch  18 18 20 20 21 22 25 26 26 29 31
Percent eligible for reduced-price lunch  4 5 5 5 5 5 6 7 7 7 7
Percent not eligible  66 64 68 67 62 64 66 65 61 62 58
Percent with information not available  11 13 7 7 11 8 2 3 6 2 3
                       
Alabama                       
Percent eligible for free or reduced-price lunch  32 34 36 38 40 41 43 43 44 46 49
Percent eligible for free lunch  27 27 30 31 33 34 35 35 36 38 41
Percent eligible for reduced-price lunch  6 6 7 7 7 7 8 8 8 8 7
Percent not eligible  67 66 64 62 60 58 57 57 56 54 51
Percent with information not available  1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
                       
Alaska                       
Percent eligible for free or reduced-price lunch  12 10 10 10 12 13 14 22 22 24 28
Percent eligible for free lunch  7 8 9 11 17 18 19 22
Percent eligible for reduced-price lunch  3 3 3 3 4 5 5 6
Percent not eligible  47 47 90 46 45 43 41 73 78 76 72
Percent with information not available  41 43 0 44 43 44 45 5 0 0 0
                       
Arizona                       
Percent eligible for free or reduced-price lunch  5 29 32 30 29 25 37 39
Percent eligible for free lunch  4 24 27 24 23 19 31 32
Percent eligible for reduced-price lunch  1 5 6 6 6 5 6 8
Percent not eligible  19 50 46 45 65 69 62 60
Percent with information not available  100 100 100 76 21 22 25 6 6 0 1
                       
Arkansas                       
Percent eligible for free or reduced-price lunch  33 34 36 39 40 44 46 51 48 49 52
Percent eligible for free lunch  27 28 29 31 33 36 37 42 39 40 43
Percent eligible for reduced-price lunch  6 6 7 8 7 8 8 9 9 9 9
Percent not eligible  67 66 64 61 60 56 54 49 52 51 48
Percent with information not available  0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
                       
California                       
Percent eligible for free or reduced-price lunch  32 32 33 34 36 36 37 40 41 44 48
Percent eligible for free lunch  27 26 27 28 29 29 30 32 33 36 40
Percent eligible for reduced-price lunch  5 5 5 6 7 7 7 8 8 8 8
Percent not eligible  68 68 67 66 64 64 63 59 57 55 51
Percent with information not available  0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 1
                       
Colorado                       
Percent eligible for free or reduced-price lunch  18 17 18 18 21 22 25 26 27 27 31
Percent eligible for free lunch  13 13 13 14 16 17 20 20 21 22 25
Percent eligible for reduced-price lunch  5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 6 6 6
Percent not eligible  82 83 82 82 79 78 75 73 73 73 69
Percent with information not available  0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
                       
Connecticut                       
Percent eligible for free or reduced-price lunch  15 18 17 21 28 23 25 26 27
Percent eligible for free lunch  12 21 18 20 21 22
Percent eligible for reduced-price lunch  3 6 5 4 5 5
Percent not eligible  84 82 83 79 72 75 75 73 72
Percent with information not available  0 100 100 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1
                       
Delaware                       
Percent eligible for free or reduced-price lunch  23 23 24 26 26 27 27 28 28 32 38
Percent eligible for free lunch  19 18 19 21 21 22 23 23 23 26 31
Percent eligible for reduced-price lunch  4 5 5 6 5 5 5 5 5 6 7
Percent not eligible  77 77 76 74 74 73 73 72 71 68 62
Percent with information not available  0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
                       
District of Columbia                       
Percent eligible for free or reduced-price lunch  38 55 41 53 43 61 47 50 44 61 65
Percent eligible for free lunch  35 51 37 47 39 55 42 46 39 53 57
Percent eligible for reduced-price lunch  2 4 4 6 4 6 4 4 5 8 8
Percent not eligible  46 40 49 47 39 39 39 39 33 37 29
Percent with information not available  16 5 10 0 18 0 14 11 23 1 5
                       
Florida                       
Percent eligible for free or reduced-price lunch  26 25 27 28 30 33 33 33 34 39 43
Percent eligible for free lunch  21 20 22 23 24 27 27 26 26 30 35
Percent eligible for reduced-price lunch  5 5 5 5 6 6 7 7 8 8 8
Percent not eligible  74 75 73 72 70 67 67 67 66 61 57
Percent with information not available  0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
                       
Georgia                       
Percent eligible for free or reduced-price lunch  28 29 30 32 35 37 40 41 42 45 49
Percent eligible for free lunch  23 24 25 26 28 30 33 33 34 37 41
Percent eligible for reduced-price lunch  5 5 6 6 7 7 7 8 8 8 8
Percent not eligible  72 71 70 68 65 63 60 59 58 55 51
Percent with information not available  0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
                       
Hawaii                       
Percent eligible for free or reduced-price lunch  31 33 33 37 34 34 34 35 33 37 38
Percent eligible for free lunch  25 27 26 28 26 26 25 25 24 26 29
Percent eligible for reduced-price lunch  6 7 7 9 8 8 9 10 9 10 9
Percent not eligible  69 67 67 63 66 66 66 65 67 63 62
Percent with information not available  0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
                       
Idaho                       
Percent eligible for free or reduced-price lunch  23 26 27 28 30 31 31 31 31 34 39
Percent eligible for free lunch  16 18 19 21 22 23 23 22 22 25 30
Percent eligible for reduced-price lunch  7 8 7 8 8 9 9 9 9 10 9
Percent not eligible  75 74 73 72 70 67 69 68 69 66 61
Percent with information not available  1 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0
                       
Illinois                       
Percent eligible for free or reduced-price lunch  24 24 26 27 26 28 30 31 35
Percent eligible for free lunch  20 20 22 22 22 23 24 26 30
Percent eligible for reduced-price lunch  4 4 4 5 5 5 5 5 6
Percent not eligible  68 68 65 63 62 60 60 59 55
Percent with information not available  100 100 8 8 9 10 12 13 11 10 9
                       
Indiana                       
Percent eligible for free or reduced-price lunch  18 18 20 21 24 26 26 29 31 33 37
Percent eligible for free lunch  13 13 14 15 17 19 19 22 23 25 28
Percent eligible for reduced-price lunch  4 5 6 6 6 7 7 7 8 8 9
Percent not eligible  82 82 80 79 75 73 74 71 69 67 63
Percent with information not available  0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
                       
Iowa                       
Percent eligible for free or reduced-price lunch  19 19 19 21 23 25 26 26 28 29 31
Percent eligible for free lunch  13 13 13 15 17 18 19 19 21 21 24
Percent eligible for reduced-price lunch  6 6 6 6 6 7 7 7 7 7 8
Percent not eligible  81 81 81 79 77 75 74 74 72 71 69
Percent with information not available  0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
                       
Kansas                       
Percent eligible for free or reduced-price lunch  24 25 26 28 29 31 31 31 32 36 39
Percent eligible for free lunch  16 17 18 20 21 22 22 23 23 26 29
Percent eligible for reduced-price lunch  8 8 8 8 8 8 9 9 9 10 9
Percent not eligible  76 75 74 72 71 69 69 69 68 64 61
Percent with information not available  0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
                       
Kentucky                       
Percent eligible for free or reduced-price lunch  34 35 36 53 41 40 45 47 49
Percent eligible for free lunch  27 28 29 43 33 32 37 39 40
Percent eligible for reduced-price lunch  7 8 7 11 8 8 8 8 9
Percent not eligible  66 65 64 47 59 60 55 52 51
Percent with information not available  0 0 0 0 100 100 0 0 0 1 0
                       
Louisiana                       
Percent eligible for free or reduced-price lunch  42 42 43 45 45 46 48 49 50 53 54
Percent eligible for free lunch  36 35 37 39 39 40 41 42 43 46 47
Percent eligible for reduced-price lunch  6 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 8 8
Percent not eligible  58 58 57 55 55 54 52 51 50 47 46
Percent with information not available  0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
                       
Maine                       
Percent eligible for free or reduced-price lunch  20 19 20 21 21 24 26 28 29 32 36
Percent eligible for free lunch  15 14 15 16 16 19 20 21 23 26 29
Percent eligible for reduced-price lunch  5 5 5 5 5 5 6 6 6 6 7
Percent not eligible  71 71 72 72 67 68 67 71 71 68 64
Percent with information not available  9 9 8 8 12 8 7 1 0 0 0
                       
Maryland                       
Percent eligible for free or reduced-price lunch  17 17 17 19 20 21 22 23 25 26 30
Percent eligible for free lunch  14 14 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 24
Percent eligible for reduced-price lunch  4 4 4 4 5 5 5 6 6 6 6
Percent not eligible  83 83 83 81 80 79 78 76 74 73 70
Percent with information not available  0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
                       
Massachusetts                       
Percent eligible for free or reduced-price lunch  17 17 19 21 23 24 25 26 26 28 30
Percent eligible for free lunch  13 14 19 20 20 21 21 23 25
Percent eligible for reduced-price lunch  4 4 4 4 5 5 5 5 6
Percent not eligible  83 83 81 79 77 76 75 74 74 72 70
Percent with information not available  0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
                       
Michigan                       
Percent eligible for free or reduced-price lunch  20 19 21 22 25 27 28 30 31 35 39
Percent eligible for free lunch  16 15 17 17 20 21 22 24 25 29 33
Percent eligible for reduced-price lunch  4 4 4 5 5 5 6 6 6 6 6
Percent not eligible  80 81 76 75 73 70 72 70 69 65 61
Percent with information not available  0 0 3 3 2 3 0 0 0 0 0
                       
Minnesota                       
Percent eligible for free or reduced-price lunch  21 21 22 23 24 26 27 27 28 29 32
Percent eligible for free lunch  15 14 15 16 18 19 20 20 21 21 24
Percent eligible for reduced-price lunch  6 6 6 7 6 7 7 7 7 7 7
Percent not eligible  79 79 78 77 76 74 73 73 72 71 68
Percent with information not available  0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
                       
Mississippi                       
Percent eligible for free or reduced-price lunch  65 65 66 65 55 57 65 61 61 64 66
Percent eligible for free lunch  56 56 58 57 48 49 58 53 52 55 58
Percent eligible for reduced-price lunch  8 9 8 8 7 7 7 8 8 9 8
Percent not eligible  35 35 34 34 45 43 35 39 39 36 34
Percent with information not available  0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
                       
Missouri                       
Percent eligible for free or reduced-price lunch  22 22 23 26 27 29 30 30 31 32 36
Percent eligible for free lunch  17 17 18 20 21 23 23 23 25 25 29
Percent eligible for reduced-price lunch  5 5 5 6 6 6 7 7 7 7 7
Percent not eligible  78 78 77 74 73 71 70 70 69 68 63
Percent with information not available  0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
                       
Montana                       
Percent eligible for free or reduced-price lunch  20 19 20 21 24 24 25 26 26 28 31
Percent eligible for free lunch  15 14 15 16 18 18 19 20 20 20 24
Percent eligible for reduced-price lunch  5 5 5 5 6 6 6 7 7 8 7
Percent not eligible  78 80 80 79 76 75 73 72 72 72 69
Percent with information not available  3 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0
                       
Nebraska                       
Percent eligible for free or reduced-price lunch  23 24 24 26 28 28 29 30 31 32 35
Percent eligible for free lunch  16 16 17 18 19 20 20 21 22 23 26
Percent eligible for reduced-price lunch  7 8 8 8 8 8 9 9 9 9 10
Percent not eligible  77 76 76 74 72 72 71 70 69 68 65
Percent with information not available  0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
                       
Nevada                       
Percent eligible for free or reduced-price lunch  7 6 7 7 10 15 29 26 27 31
Percent eligible for free lunch  5 4 5 6 8 20 21 26
Percent eligible for reduced-price lunch  2 2 2 2 2 6 6 5
Percent not eligible  34 31 30 32 31 84 71 71 69 66
Percent with information not available  58 63 63 61 59 1 0 100 2 4 2
                       
New Hampshire                       
Percent eligible for free or reduced-price lunch  10 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 15 17 20
Percent eligible for free lunch  7 6 6 7 8 9 10 10 11 12 14
Percent eligible for reduced-price lunch  3 3 3 3 4 4 4 5 5 5 5
Percent not eligible  90 91 89 88 87 87 85 84 85 83 80
Percent with information not available  0 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0
                       
New Jersey                       
Percent eligible for free or reduced-price lunch  19 18 20 20 20 21 21 23 24 26
Percent eligible for free lunch  15 14 15 15 15 16 16 17 19 20
Percent eligible for reduced-price lunch  4 4 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 6
Percent not eligible  81 82 80 80 80 79 77 76 76 73
Percent with information not available  0 0 0 0 0 100 0 2 2 0 1
                       
New Mexico                       
Percent eligible for free or reduced-price lunch  32 33 35 39 44 42 47 49 50 52 55
Percent eligible for free lunch    27 29 32 37 35 41 44 44 46 49
Percent eligible for reduced-price lunch    6 6 7 7 7 7 5 6 6 6
Percent not eligible  68 67 65 61 56 58 53 51 48 46 43
Percent with information not available  0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 2
                       
New York                       
Percent eligible for free or reduced-price lunch  28 31 31 13 14 34 35 36 38 17
Percent eligible for free lunch  25 26 26 9 10 28 29 29 31 13
Percent eligible for reduced-price lunch  3 5 5 3 4 6 7 7 7 4
Percent not eligible  72 69 69 53 86 63 62 64 62 47
Percent with information not available  0 0 0 34 100 0 3 3 0 1 36
                       
North Carolina                       
Percent eligible for free or reduced-price lunch  23 22 23 23 32 33 33 35 25 27 41
Percent eligible for free lunch  18 17 18 18 26 27 27 28 19 22 33
Percent eligible for reduced-price lunch  5 5 5 5 6 6 6 7 5 5 8
Percent not eligible  76 73 76 77 68 66 64 64 45 48 58
Percent with information not available  0 5 1 0 0 1 3 1 30 25 1
                       
North Dakota                       
Percent eligible for free or reduced-price lunch  25 26 25 25 25 26 27 27 28 28 30
Percent eligible for free lunch  19 19 18 17 18 18 19 19 20 20 22
Percent eligible for reduced-price lunch  7 7 7 7 7 8 8 7 8 8 8
Percent not eligible  75 74 75 75 75 74 73 73 72 72 70
Percent with information not available  0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
                       
Ohio                       
Percent eligible for free or reduced-price lunch  15 14 16 18 20 22 24 27 31 35
Percent eligible for free lunch  12 11 12 14 16 18 19 21 25 29
Percent eligible for reduced-price lunch  3 3 3 4 4 4 5 6 6 6
Percent not eligible  80 80 75 77 70 78 76 73 69 65
Percent with information not available  6 6 9 5 10 0 0 0 100 0 0
                       
Oklahoma                       
Percent eligible for free or reduced-price lunch  32 35 36 40 42 44 45 46 46 47 50
Percent eligible for free lunch    26 27 31 33 35 36 37 37 38 40
Percent eligible for reduced-price lunch    8 8 8 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
Percent not eligible  68 65 64 60 58 56 55 54 54 53 50
Percent with information not available  0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
                       
Oregon                       
Percent eligible for free or reduced-price lunch  23 23 25 28 31 32 34 34 34 39 44
Percent eligible for free lunch  17 17 19 21 24 25 27 27 27 31 36
Percent eligible for reduced-price lunch  6 6 6 7 7 7 7 7 7 8 8
Percent not eligible  77 77 75 71 69 67 66 66 66 60 55
Percent with information not available  0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
                       
Pennsylvania                       
Percent eligible for free or reduced-price lunch  23 22 23 23 22 22 27 25 27 29 33
Percent eligible for free lunch  18 17 18 18 17 17 21 19 21 23 26
Percent eligible for reduced-price lunch  5 5 5 5 5 5 6 6 6 7 6
Percent not eligible  77 78 77 77 78 78 73 69 65 65 66
Percent with information not available  0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 7 6 1
                       
Rhode Island                       
Percent eligible for free or reduced-price lunch  21 21 21 23 26 24 27 25 31 34 37
Percent eligible for free lunch  18 18 18 19 21 19 22 20 26 28 31
Percent eligible for reduced-price lunch  3 3 4 4 5 5 6 5 5 6 6
Percent not eligible  79 79 79 77 74 76 73 75 69 63 63
Percent with information not available  0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0
                       
South Carolina                       
Percent eligible for free or reduced-price lunch  32 33 35 37 40 42 43 44 44 45 47
Percent eligible for free lunch  27 28 30 31 34 36 36 37 37 38 40
Percent eligible for reduced-price lunch  5 5 6 6 6 6 7 7 7 7 7
Percent not eligible  68 66 65 62 60 57 57 56 56 55 53
Percent with information not available  0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
                       
South Dakota                       
Percent eligible for free or reduced-price lunch  22 20 21 21 24 23 23 22 25 27 28
Percent eligible for free lunch  14 13 13 14 17 16 16 15 18 18 21
Percent eligible for reduced-price lunch  8 8 8 7 8 7 8 7 7 9 8
Percent not eligible  76 80 78 77 76 77 77 74 74 72 70
Percent with information not available  2 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 1 1 1
                       
Tennessee                       
Percent eligible for free or reduced-price lunch  38 39 40 41 45
Percent eligible for free lunch  32 33 34 37
Percent eligible for reduced-price lunch  6 7 7 7
Percent not eligible  60 60 59 58 53
Percent with information not available  100 100 100 100 100 100 2 1 1 2 2
                       
Texas                       
Percent eligible for free or reduced-price lunch  32 33 34 35 37 38 40 39 40 41 43
Percent eligible for free lunch  26 27 28 30 31 31 33 32 32 33 35
Percent eligible for reduced-price lunch  6 5 6 6 6 7 7 7 7 8 7
Percent not eligible  68 67 66 65 63 62 60 61 60 59 57
Percent with information not available  0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
                       
Utah                       
Percent eligible for free or reduced-price lunch  20 20 22 24 25 23 25 1 23 26 35
Percent eligible for free lunch  13 14 15 17 18 17 18 1 17 20 28
Percent eligible for reduced-price lunch  6 7 7 7 7 7 7 6 7 7
Percent not eligible  74 74 73 71 68 77 75 99 70 72 64
Percent with information not available  6 5 5 5 6 0 0 0 7 1 0
                       
Vermont                       
Percent eligible for free or reduced-price lunch  17 16 16 18 21 17 19 19 21 23 28
Percent eligible for free lunch  12 11 11 13 15 12 13 14 15 16 22
Percent eligible for reduced-price lunch  5 5 5 5 6 5 5 6 6 6 6
Percent not eligible  76 84 84 82 79 83 81 81 69 67 71
Percent with information not available  7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 10 0
                       
Virginia                       
Percent eligible for free or reduced-price lunch  18 17 19 20 21 21 22 23 24 25 28
Percent eligible for free lunch  14 13 14 15 16 16 17 17 18 19 22
Percent eligible for reduced-price lunch  4 4 4 5 5 5 5 6 6 6 6
Percent not eligible  81 68 81 67 76 65 66 66 76 75 66
Percent with information not available  1 15 0 14 4 13 12 11 0 0 6
                       
Washington                       
Percent eligible for free or reduced-price lunch  23 25 27 28 29 29 30 31 34
Percent eligible for free lunch  17 19 20 21 23 22 23 24 27
Percent eligible for reduced-price lunch  6 7 7 7 7 7 7 8 7
Percent not eligible  74 70 68 72 71 70 70 64 61
Percent with information not available  100 100 3 4 5 0 0 1 0 5 4
                       
West Virginia                       
Percent eligible for free or reduced-price lunch  38 38 39 37 38 40 40 41 40 41 43
Percent eligible for free lunch  30 29 30 29 29 31 31 31 32 33 34
Percent eligible for reduced-price lunch  8 9 9 9 9 9 9 10 9 9 9
Percent not eligible  60 62 61 63 62 60 60 59 60 59 57
Percent with information not available  2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
                       
Wisconsin                       
Percent eligible for free or reduced-price lunch  23 23 17 19 20 22 22 25 25 27 31
Percent eligible for free lunch  17 17 18 19 21 24
Percent eligible for reduced-price lunch  6 6 6 6 7 7
Percent not eligible  75 74 79 78 78 76 77 75 75 72 68
Percent with information not available  2 3 4 2 3 2 1 1 0 0 0
                       
Wyoming                       
Percent eligible for free or reduced-price lunch  15 19 18 20 21 21 20 20 21 25
Percent eligible for free lunch  10 12 12 13 14 14 13 14 14 18
Percent eligible for reduced-price lunch  5 7 6 7 7 7 6 6 7 7
Percent not eligible  85 81 82 80 79 79 80 80 79 75
Percent with information not available  0 0 100 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
— Not available.
Note: Estimates based on operational schools with membership. Estimates based counts form October 1st of the reported school year. Combined free and reduced-price lunch percentage may not match details due to item non-response. Details may not sum to totals due to rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey," 1999–2000, Version 1b; 2000–01, Version 1a; 2001–02, Version 1a; 2002–03, Version 1a; 2003–04, Version 1a; 2004–05, Version 1b; 2005–06, Version 1a; 2006–07, Version 1c; 2007–08, Version 1b; 2008–09, Version 1b; 2009–10, Version 1a.

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