Average Percent of Public School Students Eligible For Free Lunch

The national average of public school students eligible for free lunch is approximately 46% (2023-24).
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: 46%

Average Percent of Public School Students Eligible For Free Lunch (2023-24)

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

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the national average of public school students eligible for free lunch?
The national average of public school students eligible for free lunch is 46% for 2023-24.
What are schools with the highest average of public school students eligible for free lunch in the United States?
The schools with the highest average of public school students eligible for free lunch in the United States include Palolo Elementary School, Milner Middle School and Abraham Lincoln.
What is the state with the highest average of public school students eligible for free lunch?
The state with the highest average of public school students eligible for free lunch is Mississippi.

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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%.