Fast Fact – Free and Reduced-Price Lunch
In the 2011-2012 school year, 41 percent of all Colorado public school students qualified for free or reduced-price lunch (FRL). The number of Colorado children eligible for FRL has grown by 79 percent since the 2000-2001 school year. In order to qualify for FRL, a child must live in family with income below 185 percent of the federal poverty level, about $41,000 for a family of four. To find data on students eligible for FRL in your county or school district, please visit the KIDS COUNT Data Center.