Definition: Percentage of public school students eligible to receive free or reduced price meals. A child's family income must fall below 130% of the federal poverty guidelines ($31,005 for a family of four in 2014-2015) to qualify for free meals, or below 185% of the federal poverty guidelines ($44,123 for a family of four in 2014-2015) to qualify for reduced price meals.
Data Source: California Dept. of Education, Student Poverty FRPM Data (Mar. 2016); U.S. Dept. of Education, NCES Digest of Education Statistics (Mar. 2016).
Footnote: Years presented are the final year of a school year (e.g., 2014-2015 is shown as 2015). LNE (Low Number Event) refers to data that have been suppressed because fewer than 20 students were eligible for the program. N/A means that data are not available.