The poverty rate at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools held steady at 54 percent for the third year in a row, according to a newly released report.
The 2013-14 poverty level, based on the percent of students who qualify for lunch subsidies for low-income families, is based on October numbers. But the report was delayed by problems with the state’s new data system.
Thirty-four schools have poverty levels of at least 75 percent, with five topping 90 percent. That’s down from last year, when 36 topped 75 percent and 12 topped 90 percent.
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