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


Table 7.5b.

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


    Percentage eligible for free or reduced-price lunch
Race/ethnicity Total 10 percent
or less
11–25
percent
26–50
percent
51–75
percent
More than
75 percent
Total1 100 13 14 25 23 24
White 100 19 20 32 22 7
Black 100 3 7 18 25 47
Hispanic 100 3 6 15 24 52
Asian/Pacific Islander 100 27 16 22 21 13
American Indian/Alaska Native 100 4 6 20 33 37
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. Detail may not sum to total because of rounding.
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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