Compared to the HUD median family income for the Portland metro area of $73,000 students are eligible for
- Free lunches at 41% of MFI (130% of poverty income or $29,965) or
- Reduced cost lunches at 58% of MFI (185% of poverty or $42,643).
The graph below shows the count of eligible students by school and for the district as a whole; the total count of eligible students in Lake Oswego schools increased from 330 to 812 in 2011-2012 (an increase of 482 students/146%).
NOT shown in the graph:
- While the count of students eligible for free or reduced cost lunch increased by 482 (146%), total student enrollment decreased by 383 (5.4%) from 7,133 to 6,750 students.
- This means that 12% of Lake Oswego school district students were eligible for free or reduced lunches in 2011-2012 school year vs 4.6% in 2001-2002. That's an even larger increase of 160% in the share of students eligible for free or reduced lunches in Lake Oswego schools.
- Some students who live in Lake Oswego attend City of Portland schools so counts for those students do not appear in LO School District counts.
Note: School lunch enrollment data for districts can be found and downloaded HERE.
Originally created and posted on the Oregon Housing Blog.