Friday, November 30, 2012

Wide range of poverty in CMS schools

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools released its annual report on student poverty levels Friday. See the levels for each school here  (the document lists schools alphabetically,  followed by the same list sorted by poverty levels).

There has been no significant change in the overall level,  with just over 54 percent of all students qualifying for lunch subsidies for the second year in a row.  Individual school levels range from 4 percent at Providence Spring Elementary to almost 97 percent at Hidden Valley Elementary.

Public schools across the country use eligibility for free and reduced-price lunches as a gauge of family poverty.  See this year's N.C. income cutoffs here.