The Condition of Education 2014

Elementary and Secondary Education

Concentration of Public School Students Eligible for Free or Reduced-Price Lunch

In school year 2011–12, some 19 percent of public school students attended a high-poverty school, compared with 12 percent in 1999–2000. In 2011–12, some 28 percent of public school students attended a low-poverty school, compared with 45 percent in 1999–2000.

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Percentage distribution of public school students, by selected school poverty level: School years 1999–2000 and 2011–12

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD).