Average Percent of Public School Students Eligible For Free Lunch

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  • The national average of public school students eligible for free lunch is approximately 44% (2020).
  • The state with highest average of public school students eligible for free lunch is Virgin Islands with 99%.
  • The state with lowest average of public school students eligible for free lunch is Ohio with 21%.
  • The public schools with largest percent of students eligible for free lunch in each state are listed below (where sufficient data available).

Average Percent of Public School Students Eligible For Free Lunch (2020)

State
Percent of Students Eligible For Free Lunch
Schools With Largest Percent of Students Eligible for Free Lunch
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The state with the highest percentage of public school students eligible for free lunch is Virgin Islands, with 99%. The county with the highest percentage of public school students eligible for free lunch is Burke County, GA, with 100%.