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#2139713 - 07/27/17 03:15 PM data look up free lunch programs at schools
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Is there somewhere online I can look up stats regarding how many student are eligible or receive free lunches? Thanks!

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#2139716 - 07/27/17 03:29 PM Re: data look up free lunch programs at schools ScoutLaRue
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This is where I went and it helped a ton in my research. https://nces.ed.gov/ccd/schoolsearch/.. that's the National Center for Education Statistics website and you can search by school and it will show you enrollment characteristics where you will see free and reduced lunch eligibility.

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#2139736 - 07/27/17 04:12 PM Re: data look up free lunch programs at schools ScoutLaRue
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Yeager, Was not aware of https://nces.ed.gov/ccd/schoolsearch/. Great resource. Thanks for the link.

I have also used http://www.greatschools.org/ or the Department of Education in your particular state. However if you are a multistate bank it is a bit laborious going to each state's DOE website.

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#2139867 - 07/27/17 11:48 PM Re: data look up free lunch programs at schools ScoutLaRue
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This was the site our FDIC examiner provided to us a few years back

https://www.publicschoolreview.com/
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#2139903 - 07/28/17 01:33 PM Re: data look up free lunch programs at schools ScoutLaRue
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I've used all of the above, but my preference is having an excel spreadsheet for my state (typically from the department of education). It seems much faster and I have the ones in my assessment area highlighted.
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#2139908 - 07/28/17 01:41 PM Re: data look up free lunch programs at schools ScoutLaRue
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thank you all! so helpful!

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#2139909 - 07/28/17 01:42 PM Re: data look up free lunch programs at schools ScoutLaRue
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I use Public School Review for individual sites. I rarely use NCES because the percentages aren't calculated and that's just an extra step for me to do. Some call it lazy, I call it efficient. smile

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#2139980 - 07/28/17 04:13 PM Re: data look up free lunch programs at schools ScoutLaRue
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Does https://www.publicschoolreview.com/ allow you to view by district?

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#2139993 - 07/28/17 04:48 PM Re: data look up free lunch programs at schools ScoutLaRue
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It does not. Determining district rate is the only time I use NCES.

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#2142058 - 08/15/17 03:32 PM Re: data look up free lunch programs at schools ScoutLaRue
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http://datacenter.kidscount.org/ is another really good resource. You can email them at kidscount@cppp.org to request a list tailored to your AA. They sent us a list per county, campus name, school address, student count and % of free/reduced lunch.

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#2172998 - 04/11/18 04:21 PM Re: data look up free lunch programs at schools ScoutLaRue
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During our last exam, the examiners recommended Schooldigger.com. I looked at a particular school district in Texas today on both the school digger site and NCES. There is a huge difference in the numbers. confused So, now which one do I use? Anyone else have this issue?
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#2173034 - 04/11/18 06:16 PM Re: data look up free lunch programs at schools ScoutLaRue
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I provided the data I rely upon to make my decision to my examiners. They never questioned it. I suggest picking a horse and riding it, don't bounce between sources.
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#2173049 - 04/11/18 06:36 PM Re: data look up free lunch programs at schools RR Jen
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Originally Posted By RR Jen
I suggest picking a horse and riding it, don't bounce between sources.


I like that thought! It is just that one site has a school listed at 64% and the other 21%. That's a big difference.
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#2173080 - 04/11/18 08:11 PM Re: data look up free lunch programs at schools ScoutLaRue
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That's a little odd, I checked a handful between the state education reports I use and schooldigger out of curiosity and they were all very close.
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#2173081 - 04/11/18 08:19 PM Re: data look up free lunch programs at schools ScoutLaRue
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I agree with Jen. That's a huge difference. I suspect an error on the part of one or the other. I use Public School Review. Maybe use that as a 3rd source to verify either Schooldigger or NCES for that school in particular.

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#2188398 - 08/08/18 02:39 PM Re: data look up free lunch programs at schools ScoutLaRue
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does anyone know when, and how often, these sites get updated?

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#2188412 - 08/08/18 03:21 PM Re: data look up free lunch programs at schools ScoutLaRue
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NCES usually updates in August of every year, but have lagged behind on occasion. NCES is my go to resource because you can download schools in a certain area. I wrote an algorithm utilizing the haversine formula to determine if a schools latitude, and longitude fell within that radius around the branch. Then if so the algorithm would spit out the FRL%, Title-One school wide status, FFIEC census income designation, and generate a google map for the branch to use.

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#2188457 - 08/08/18 07:13 PM Re: data look up free lunch programs at schools ScoutLaRue
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Sounds like a great tool. How many branches do you have?

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#2188486 - 08/08/18 11:50 PM Re: data look up free lunch programs at schools Tennismom
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Just switched from an institution with 8,200 branches to 140.

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#2190666 - 08/27/18 03:30 PM Re: data look up free lunch programs at schools ScoutLaRue
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I like School Digger for my reports. This site is easy to use, especially for identifying school lunch programs.

https://www.schooldigger.com/

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#2190667 - 08/27/18 03:35 PM Re: data look up free lunch programs at schools ScoutLaRue
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#2190729 - 08/27/18 07:26 PM Re: data look up free lunch programs at schools ScoutLaRue
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In one state where we have branch offices, some school are participating in The Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) program. My limited understanding of the program is that 100% of the students receive breakfast and lunch at no cost. No household application is required. So my question is how do you determine the % of students that are truly eligible for F and R meals if there are no applications and no income requirement?

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#2190753 - 08/27/18 09:13 PM Re: data look up free lunch programs at schools Tennismom
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Originally Posted By Tennismom
In one state where we have branch offices, some school are participating in The Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) program. My limited understanding of the program is that 100% of the students receive breakfast and lunch at no cost. No household application is required. So my question is how do you determine the % of students that are truly eligible for F and R meals if there are no applications and no income requirement?


CEP schools are in high poverty areas, where it is assumed most of the students would qualify for aid, so they just give the free lunch to all the students. If the school qualifies as CEP, it should qualify for CRA credit as >50% LMI.
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#2190805 - 08/28/18 02:12 PM Re: data look up free lunch programs at schools ScoutLaRue
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I just provide the information from the USDA linked below showing CEP is only for schools/districts with high poverty levels.

USDA CEP

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#2190882 - 08/28/18 05:45 PM Re: data look up free lunch programs at schools ScoutLaRue
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Thank you for the education!

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