Free and Reduced Meal Benefits

  • Highline Public Schools participates in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast programs sponsored by the USDA. Breakfast and lunch are available to qualifying students at no cost or at a reduced price.


  • Applying for Meal Benefits

    Families must reapply each year. The online application only takes a few minutes and is the fastest, easiest way to get approved. Need assistance completing an application?  Call us at 206-631-3228. 

    To begin:

    • Find your household size on the table below. 
    • If your income is less than the income listed for your household size, you may qualify for meal benefits and should complete an application.
  • If your student attends any of the following schools, please complete the Income Survey instead of the free and reduced application. Click here to complete the Income Survey.
    • Madrona
    • Midway
    • Mount View
    • New Start
    • Seahurst
    • Valley View
    • White Center Heights.

    Families can also obtain an application from their child's school or the Nutrition Services office. Fill out the application and return it to the school cafeteria or the ERAC Nutrition Services office for processing. Parents will be notified by the district when the application has been processed. Paper applications may take up to 10 days to process. Please send money or a home lunch with your student until they have been approved.

Free and reduced lunch applications in different languages

Please print out the application, fill it out, and return it to your student's school office.
     Lunch at an elementary school    Lunch at Seahurst    Salad Bar at Lunch

    2017-18 School Meal Prices

    Students must pay for meals until the family is notified that their application was approved. Meal prices are below: 



    Free – With Approved Meal Application Free – With Approved Meal Application
    Reduced Price (All Levels) - No Charge Reduced Price (K-3) -- No Charge
    Student Price (All Levels) - $1.50 Reduced Price (4-12) --$0 .40
    Adult (includes milk) – $2.50 Regular Price (K-6) – $2.75
    Milk Only - $0.50 Regular Price (7-12) – $3.00
      Adult (includes milk)- $3.75
      Milk a la carte- $0.50 

    In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

    Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

    To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; fax: (202) 690-7442; or email:

    This institution is an equal opportunity provider.