The number of middle school students eligible for free/reduced lunch divided by the number of enrolled students, expressed as a percent.
The National School Lunch Program (NSLP), established in 1946 under the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act, provides free and reduced-price lunches to schoolchildren from economically disadvantaged families. An increase in this percentage indicates a greater proportion of school students are economically disadvantaged.
In 2021, the percentage of Middle School Students Eligible for Free/Reduced Lunch in Alachua County was 48.1 compared to Florida at 55.1. The line graph shows change over time when there are at least three years of data.
Alachua County is in the second quartile for this measure. This means that relative to other counties in Florida, there are more Middle School Students Eligible for Free/Reduced Lunch in about half of the counties, and less in about one quarter of the counties. The map illustrates county data by quartile. When fewer than 51 counties have data or zero values, no quartile map will be presented.Links: Healthy People 2030|Other Resource
Middle School Students Eligible for Free/Reduced Lunch, Percent of Middle School Students, 2021
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Middle School Students Eligible for Free/Reduced Lunch, Percentage of Middle School Students, Single Year