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Table 373. -  Public school students receiving federally funded free or reduced price lunches, by selected school characteristics: School year 1993-94
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                           |Percent of students participating in program
          School           |____________________________________________
      characteristics      |   Total  |Elementary|Secondary |Combined\1\
___________________________|__________|__________|__________|___________
             1             |      2   |    3     |    4     |    5
___________________________|__________|__________|__________|___________
        Total .............|33.2 (0.5)|38.8 (0.7)|22.0 (0.4)|39.1  (1.7)
                           |__________|__________|__________|___________
Community type             |          |          |          |
  Central city ............|44.9 (1.0)|52.1 (1.3)|28.9 (0.9)|52.2  (3.0)
  Urban fringe/large town .|23.5 (0.9)|28.3 (1.4)|14.6 (0.6)|23.9  (3.8)
  Rural/small town ........|32.2 (0.6)|36.3 (0.8)|23.0 (0.4)|39.9  (1.9)
                           |          |          |          |
School size (students)     |          |          |          |
  Less than 150 ...........|38.6 (1.3)|38.4 (1.9)|35.8 (1.5)|50.2  (2.4)
  150-299 .................|38.1 (0.9)|39.5 (1.2)|28.4 (1.1)|51.8  (4.9)
  300-499 .................|37.0 (0.9)|38.8 (1.0)|26.2 (1.1)|37.3  (2.6)
  500-749 .................|33.5 (0.9)|36.0 (1.0)|22.3 (0.7)|34.7  (2.2)
  750 or more .............|29.7 (0.9)|42.5 (1.8)|20.6 (0.5)|34.3  (3.2)
                           |          |          |          |
Minority students          |          |          |          |
  Less than 5% ............|22.0 (0.5)|24.4 (0.7)|17.0 (0.6)|28.6  (1.6)
  5 to 19% ................|18.9 (0.5)|22.2 (0.8)|11.7 (0.4)|30.6  (2.3)
  20 to 49% ...............|32.0 (0.7)|38.1 (1.0)|20.1 (0.4)|38.6  (5.0)
  50% or more .............|57.3 (1.1)|65.5 (1.2)|38.9 (1.0)|60.6  (3.2)
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\1\Includes schools beginning with grade 6 or below and ending with grade 9 or above.

NOTE.--Some data have been revised from previously published figures. Standard errors appear in parentheses.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, "Schools and Staffing Survey, 1993-94." (This table was prepared June 1998.)


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