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 data for risk factors:
  • Percent of public school children participating in the free and reduced price lunch program
  • Percent of adults with less than a high school education (Less than HS)
  • Percent of households where no one age 14 or over speaks English (Language). 1
  • 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

Percent of public school children participating in the free and reduced price lunch program. Current data is from the 2014-15 school year.

Less than High School Education Rate

The Education Level map shows the percentage of adults with less than a high school diploma divided into four groups. Lower numbers indicate a county has few adults without a high school diploma, denoted by the light colors. Darker colors indicate higher percentages of adults who did not graduate from high school.

No one age 14 or over speaks English in the household

The results of the Language map were split into two groups. On the map, the pink counties indicate that over 5% of the county consists of households where no one age 14 or over speaks English.

Due to an uneven distribution of the percentage of households where no one over 14 speaks English across counties this area of risk could not be split into 4 groups.

Teenage Pregnancy Rate

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.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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