Snapshot of Kansas Risk Data

The following maps depict the level of risk for each county based on U.S. Census, Kansas Department of Health and Environment, and Kansas State Department of Education data for risk factors:
  • Percent of public school children participating in the free and reduced price lunch program
  • Percent of chidren born to mother (of all ages) with less than high school diploma
  • Percent of persons age 5 years and older that speak a language other than English at home
  • 5-year teen pregnancy rates per 1000 females, ages 10-19
  • Percent of 3rd graders not meeting College or Career Ready English Language Arts standards

Free and Reduced Price Lunch

The percent of public school children participating in the free and reduced price lunch program. Current data are from the 2016-2017 school year.1 Free and reduced-price lunch is the risk factor used by KCCTF and is used as an indicator of poverty in most educational settings. Free lunch is set at 130% of the poverty income threshold, and reduced price lunch is set at 185% of the poverty threshold. Lower numbers indicate a county has low levels of free and reduced price lunch, denoted by the lighter colors and high numbers indicate higher levels of free and reduced price lunch, represented by darker colors on the map.

Maternal Education

The Maternal Education map shows the percentage of children born to mothers (of all ages) with less than a high school diploma divided into four groups. Lower numbers indicate a county has few mothers without a high school diploma, denoted by the light colors. Darker colors indicate higher percentages of mothers without a high school diploma. Most recent data are from 2015. 43

Language

The percentage of persons age 5 years and older that speak a language other than English at home. Most recent data are based on 5 year estimates from 2012 – 2016. 44

Teenage Pregnancy

The Teen Pregnancy Rate map shows the 5-year (2011-2015) rates for teen pregnancy per 1000 females 10-19 years old. 5-year rates allow for a look at trends and reduce the impact of year to year variability. Extreme variability can be frequent in frontier counties with small populations of female teens. Lower rates are indicated by the lighter colors, while the darker colors indicate higher levels of teen pregnancy. 31

3rd Grade English Language Arts

The 3rd Grade English Language Arts map displays the percentage of children in each school district who are categorized as not performing at grade-level standards or not at the depth/level of rigor to be considered on-track for college success as defined by the Kansas Department of Education (KSDE). These standards define skills that all students must demonstrate, such as the ability to determine and summarize central ideas of a text. Current data are for 2017. 5

Note: To protect student privacy, when a subgroup has fewer than 10 students the data is not displayed (gray counties).

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Cumulative Risk

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