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Low-income students in public schools in Illinois

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Definition and Source



Low-income students are those enrolled in school who are ages 3 to 17 and who receive or live in households that receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or Temporary Assistance to Needy Families benefits; are classified as homeless, migrant, runaway, Head Start, or foster children; or live in a household where the household income meets the U.S. Department of Agriculture income guidelines to receive free or reduced-price meals.

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Data Source

Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) Report Card summaries and data sets, available at the Data Library and Interactive Report Card


Percent of Students. 

Last Updated

December 2023