Recently, I overheard the following statistic: 65% of AISD students are receiving free or reduced price meals (i.e. 65% of Amarillo ISD students cannot afford to pay for lunch at these prices). WOW. I called AISD to fact-check (yep, I’m that guy). AISD informed me that the number was probably somewhere around 60%. So, being the nerd that I am, I decided to compare this number with some other cities to see if Amarillo is out of whack somehow. Lubbock: around 62%. Abilene: around 79%. Tyler: a little over 60%.