You can tell that your school is an Equity Focus School by looking at your school’s page on DonorsChoose, or by looking at any live projects. You’ll see a blue label on projects indicating that they’re from an Equity Focus School.
How we determine if your school is an Equity Focus School
Equity Focus Schools on DonorsChoose are schools where 50% or more of students are Black, Latinx, Native American, Pacific Islander, or multiracial, and 50% or more of students qualify for free or reduced price lunch, the standard measure for school economic need level.
- We receive information about your school’s economic need level from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). Check out more information about your school’s economic need level in our Help Center.
- We receive information about your student population’s racial demographics from MDR Education. This information is not displayed publicly on our site.
Updating your school’s Equity Focus status
If you think your school’s economic need level on our site may not be accurate, check out this help center article. If you believe our data on student racial demographics is incorrect in the DonorsChoose database, contact our team and provide us with either an official school report card/government website review of your school’s racial demographic, or ask your principal/director to email us providing updated demographics.