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Status and Trends in the Education of Racial and Ethnic Minorities
NCES 2010-015
July 2010

Table 7.5a.

Percentage of public school 4th-graders eligible for free or reduced-price lunch, by school locale and race/ethnicity: 2009

Race/ethnicity Total City Suburban Town Rural
Total1 48 62 39 52 42
White 29 31 21 39 34
Black 74 80 65 83 72
Hispanic 77 82 70 84 72
Asian/Pacific Islander 34 45 25 41 23
American Indian/Alaska Native 68 67 52 70 72
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 ethnicity. For definitions of locales, see Appendix A: Guide to Sources.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2009 Mathematics Assessment, NAEP Data Explorer.
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