Average Percent of Public School Students Eligible For Free Lunch

The national average of public school students eligible for free lunch is approximately 47% (2022).
The state with highest average of public school students eligible for free lunch is Mississippi with 100%.
The state with lowest average of public school students eligible for free lunch is New Hampshire with 18%.
The public schools with largest percent of students eligible for free lunch in each state are listed below (where sufficient data available).
Free Lunch Range: 18% 100% Avg. Free Lunch: 47%

Average Percent of Public School Students Eligible For Free Lunch (2022)

State
Percent of Students Eligible For Free Lunch
Schools With Largest Percent of Students Eligible for Free Lunch

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Did You Know?

The state with the highest percentage of public school students eligible for free lunch is Mississippi, with 100%. The county with the highest percentage of public school students eligible for free lunch is Bradley County, AR, with 100%.