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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 7.4b.

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

Race/ethnicity Total 10 percent
or less
11-25 percent 26-50 percent 51-75 percent More than 75 percent
Total1 100 15 16 26 21 22
White 100 21 23 32 19 5
Black 100 4 6 18 24 48
Hispanic 100 4 6 16 24 49
Asian/Pacific Islander 100 27 19 21 16 16
American Indian/Alaska Native 100 4 8 21 31 36
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. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic origin. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
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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