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Table 216.90b. Percentage distribution of public traditional and charter school enrollment and schools, by school’s level of free or reduced-price lunch eligibility and state: Fall 2016
State Percentage distribution of enrollment,
by percent of students in school eligible for free or reduced-price lunch
Percentage distribution of schools,
by percent of students in school eligible for free or reduced-price lunch
Traditional school enrollment Charter school enrollment Traditional schools Charter schools
Missing/
school
does not participate
0 to 25.0 percent eligible 25.1 to 50.0 percent eligible 50.1 to 75.0 percent eligible More than 75.0 percent eligible Missing/
school
does not participate
0 to 25.0 percent eligible 25.1 to 50.0 percent eligible 50.1 to 75.0 percent eligible More than 75.0 percent eligible Missing/
school
does not participate
0 to 25.0 percent eligible 25.1 to 50.0 percent eligible 50.1 to 75.0 percent eligible More than 75.0 percent eligible Missing/
school
does not participate
0 to 25.0 percent eligible 25.1 to 50.0 percent eligible 50.1 to 75.0 percent eligible More than 75.0 percent eligible
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21
Total 0.4 21.2 28.9 25.9 23.5 5.1 20.2 19.4 21.5 33.8 4.5 17.9 27.6 26.0 23.9 5.3 18.3 18.6 22.0 35.9
Alabama # 11.8 31.5 45.3 11.4 11.8 6.6 24.1 43.7 13.9 100.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Alaska # 27.4 36.7 14.2 21.7 0.0 74.2 16.3 2.3 7.2 1.0 20.7 29.2 16.7 32.4 0.0 67.9 21.4 3.6 7.1
Arizona 7.9 18.0 20.7 22.4 31.0 28.7 16.1 18.0 17.6 19.7 26.8 11.8 15.8 18.0 27.6 27.6 10.2 16.7 18.0 27.5
Arkansas 0.0 20.1 59.0 17.6 3.3 2.3 24.5 46.0 25.9 1.2 2.5 12.9 60.0 18.9 5.7 2.7 24.0 41.3 30.7 1.3
California # 18.4 18.8 23.8 39.0 # 17.5 25.3 22.9 34.2 4.5 14.8 17.2 23.6 39.9 0.2 16.4 22.0 24.2 37.3
                                         
Colorado # 32.5 28.6 21.1 17.7 0.0 51.3 14.7 17.1 17.0 0.8 25.6 29.8 25.3 18.5 0.0 41.6 18.5 14.7 25.2
Connecticut 0.1 45.4 24.8 22.1 7.6 0.0 4.9 16.8 37.2 41.1 7.7 40.2 22.7 20.1 9.3 0.0 8.3 20.8 29.2 41.7
Delaware # 12.0 35.0 45.7 7.4 0.0 41.6 22.1 18.5 17.8 4.5 9.0 28.9 43.8 13.9 7.4 22.2 18.5 29.6 22.2
District of
   Columbia
0.0 29.1 28.6 27.9 14.4 0.0 15.9 34.2 46.7 3.2 0.0 23.9 26.5 31.0 18.6 0.0 15.5 35.5 45.5 3.6
Florida 0.1 7.0 28.2 37.3 27.4 1.0 27.8 25.1 27.1 19.0 8.7 7.4 20.6 32.4 30.9 3.2 26.6 21.4 24.6 24.3
                                         
Georgia # 12.9 22.7 25.7 38.7 0.0 17.6 21.6 37.8 23.0 0.9 10.2 18.1 25.1 45.7 1.2 22.6 22.6 22.6 31.0
Hawaii 0.0 13.2 38.3 38.6 9.9 0.0 28.9 22.0 27.4 21.6 0.0 11.3 32.4 41.0 15.2 0.0 23.5 20.6 38.2 17.6
Idaho # 13.7 46.0 31.1 9.2 # 34.5 45.7 19.4 0.5 4.7 9.4 40.8 33.3 11.8 3.5 40.4 40.4 14.0 1.8
Illinois # 26.9 26.7 23.0 23.4 0.0 2.8 2.4 5.7 89.0 2.4 20.9 29.0 24.6 23.1 1.6 6.3 7.9 14.3 69.8
Indiana # 19.4 37.7 29.6 13.3 0.0 6.8 17.3 28.4 47.6 2.7 13.0 38.3 30.0 16.0 0.0 8.6 11.8 33.3 46.2
                                         
Iowa # 24.6 46.2 21.2 8.1 0.0 0.0 30.7 69.3 0.0 0.2 22.0 51.5 20.2 6.3 0.0 0.0 66.7 33.3 0.0
Kansas 0.0 19.8 32.7 30.9 16.7 0.0 81.9 7.4 10.8 0.0 0.0 13.6 37.6 33.9 14.9 0.0 30.0 20.0 50.0 0.0
Kentucky # 4.4 24.2 55.0 16.4 10.7 3.4 15.3 48.3 22.4
Louisiana # 3.7 23.5 45.5 27.3 0.0 3.2 11.7 31.1 54.0 2.2 4.3 17.6 42.3 33.6 0.0 2.6 11.9 28.5 57.0
Maine # 14.8 42.0 39.7 3.5 0.0 17.5 67.6 14.8 0.0 5.2 11.4 37.1 40.9 5.4 0.0 11.1 66.7 22.2 0.0
                                         
Maryland # 28.8 30.7 21.2 19.3 0.0 13.1 15.0 6.9 65.0 2.1 24.0 28.5 23.0 22.4 0.0 14.3 12.2 6.1 67.3
Massachusetts # 51.5 28.0 17.7 2.8 0.0 25.1 47.3 27.2 0.5 0.4 49.3 27.9 18.2 4.2 0.0 23.1 42.3 33.3 1.3
Michigan # 27.9 34.0 26.4 11.7 # 11.3 10.4 25.4 52.9 1.9 19.2 32.6 32.2 14.1 1.3 11.4 9.0 23.9 54.3
Minnesota 0.1 33.7 43.8 15.3 7.1 0.0 26.0 21.0 12.6 40.4 13.6 21.8 37.9 17.9 8.8 0.5 20.9 22.7 16.8 39.1
Mississippi # 1.9 13.6 34.6 49.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 100.0 14.9 1.1 7.9 23.7 52.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 100.0
                                         
Missouri # 18.0 32.0 32.0 18.0 0.0 4.1 5.4 11.8 78.7 6.5 9.8 27.6 34.9 21.2 0.0 2.8 5.6 11.1 80.6
Montana 0.1 21.1 50.2 12.6 16.0 3.2 25.2 39.8 13.5 18.3
Nebraska # 23.9 36.6 25.4 14.2 7.6 19.8 40.4 22.4 9.9
Nevada 0.1 12.4 24.1 22.3 41.0 0.9 57.5 27.3 5.2 9.2 4.3 12.5 23.2 21.2 38.8 4.1 36.7 30.6 8.2 20.4
New Hampshire 0.0 50.5 37.5 10.0 2.0 0.0 79.1 19.2 1.7 0.0 0.0 42.9 42.9 12.2 2.0 0.0 67.7 25.8 6.5 0.0
                                         
New Jersey # 44.2 23.7 17.2 14.9 0.0 11.6 12.2 17.7 58.5 2.1 44.6 22.9 16.9 13.5 1.1 15.9 14.8 23.9 44.3
New Mexico 0.1 6.3 22.2 19.5 51.9 0.0 17.5 28.8 24.9 28.9 1.2 7.3 14.3 17.7 59.6 0.0 15.2 24.2 20.2 40.4
New York # 22.3 24.0 29.7 23.9 0.0 0.5 4.2 28.1 67.2 # 20.6 24.6 29.2 25.6 0.0 0.7 4.5 29.2 65.5
North Carolina # 11.9 30.2 28.2 29.6 0.0 60.2 14.7 9.1 16.0 0.5 7.9 24.5 29.1 38.0 0.0 52.1 16.2 9.6 22.2
North Dakota # 44.0 45.2 7.8 3.0 9.4 32.0 44.1 9.1 5.4
                                         
Ohio 0.1 31.5 29.9 20.0 18.5 0.0 38.6 6.7 14.2 40.5 2.4 28.9 27.5 19.6 21.6 0.0 22.9 6.9 20.7 49.4
Oklahoma # 6.0 24.8 36.6 32.6 0.2 0.2 31.9 33.4 34.3 0.2 3.7 17.9 41.2 37.0 2.1 8.3 25.0 14.6 50.0
Oregon 0.4 12.9 35.2 36.5 15.0 49.7 12.9 17.0 16.4 4.0 3.8 9.5 28.6 40.8 17.3 37.1 13.7 21.0 21.8 6.5
Pennsylvania 3.9 24.5 37.5 13.4 20.7 57.2 9.8 6.6 8.4 18.0 7.2 19.9 37.8 14.8 20.3 55.9 6.7 5.0 7.3 25.1
Rhode Island 0.0 30.3 30.0 18.2 21.5 0.0 4.4 9.6 38.9 47.2 2.8 32.3 30.5 16.1 18.2 0.0 6.7 16.7 36.7 40.0
                                         
South Carolina # 9.9 26.7 18.0 45.4 0.0 25.6 38.4 20.4 15.7 0.3 10.1 18.2 15.4 56.1 0.0 25.7 30.0 11.4 32.9
South Dakota # 30.7 51.0 8.5 9.8 2.6 32.6 42.8 8.3 13.8
Tennessee 0.4 30.5 49.7 14.8 4.6 0.8 2.4 12.9 60.1 23.8 1.2 22.6 51.8 18.3 6.0 1.9 1.9 16.3 58.7 21.2
Texas # 15.6 20.8 29.3 34.3 # 9.1 15.4 21.7 53.8 4.0 12.0 19.0 30.4 34.6 1.1 9.8 13.3 22.0 53.8
Utah 1.8 39.3 32.5 19.4 7.0 6.2 36.3 41.3 14.2 1.9 6.2 28.6 31.9 22.9 10.4 8.1 34.7 38.7 15.3 3.2
                                         
Vermont # 25.4 49.2 23.3 2.1 0.3 22.4 47.4 26.3 3.5
Virginia 1.0 29.6 36.4 22.2 10.7 49.5 8.9 41.6 0.0 0.0 13.9 19.6 29.9 23.7 13.0 50.0 12.5 37.5 0.0 0.0
Washington # 23.3 37.5 27.3 11.8 0.0 0.0 38.1 30.8 31.0 1.6 24.7 32.0 28.7 12.9 0.0 0.0 37.5 37.5 25.0
West Virginia # 4.4 63.4 31.0 1.2 5.7 3.5 52.9 34.2 3.7
Wisconsin 0.1 35.7 40.9 14.5 8.8 0.1 33.4 26.4 6.7 33.5 2.4 29.8 42.3 16.8 8.7 4.6 35.4 32.5 11.0 16.5
Wyoming 0.1 15.8 65.3 14.9 3.9 0.0 39.4 15.1 41.2 4.4 8.2 14.5 54.6 17.8 4.9 0.0 20.0 20.0 40.0 20.0
—Not available.
†Not applicable. No charter schools in state.
# Rounds to zero.
NOTE: Students with household incomes under 185 percent of the poverty threshold are eligible for free or reduced-price lunch under the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). Data include students whose NSLP eligibility has been determined through direct certification. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey," 2016-17. (This table was prepared February 2019.)

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