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Status and Trends in the Education of Racial and Ethnic Minorities
NCES 2007-039
September 2007

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Table 7.4a.

Percentage of 4th-graders eligible for free or reduced-price lunch, by school locale and race/ethnicity: 2005


Race/ethnicity Total Central city Urban fringe/
large town
Rural/small town
Total1 41 54 32 41
White 24 25 17 32
Black 70 75 60 78
Hispanic 73 79 66 72
Asian/Pacific Islander 33 42 25 25
American Indian/Alaska Native 65 57 52 73
1 Total includes other race/ethnicity categories not separately shown.
NOTE: To be eligible for the National School Lunch Program, a student must be from a household with an income at or below 185 percent of the poverty level for reduced-price lunch or at or below 130 percent of the poverty level for free lunch. School locale categories differ from those in table 7.1. The four CCD locales are collapsed into three, with large towns included in the urban fringe category and small towns included in the rural category. See Appendix C: Guide to Source for more information. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic origin.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2005 Reading Assessment, NAEP Data Explorer.
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