Education indicators

An economic indicator is a data point used to interpret and help judge the overall health of an economy.

It’s a snapshot based on government-collected numbers analyzed to see how a region, in this case Long Island, compares with both itself and other places nearby and nationally over time.

School poverty: Percent of Students Receiving Free or Reduced-Priced Lunch

The percentage of students receiving this in high-poverty schools dropped in 2017, but still 78 percent of students in high-poverty schools receive free or reduced-priced lunch.

Share of Children Under 5 Enrolled in Preschool or Nursery School

Children below the poverty line in Suffolk County are the least likely to be enrolled compared with Nassau County, New York City and New York State.