Contact Us | Directions  |  Site

Contact Us  |  Driving Directions

Howard County Public School System

 - Elementary Schools
 - Middle Schools
 - High Schools
 - Special Schools
 - Attendance Area Maps
 - Back To School
 - Before & After-school Care
 - Charter Schools
 - Commencement - 2014
 - Enrollment & Registration
 - Kindergarten
 - Meals - Lunch & Breakfast
 - Pre-Kindergarten
 - Professional Devel. Schools
 - School Planning
 - Summer School
 - Times
 - Transportation
 - Visitation
 Support Services
 - Academic Intervention
 - Counseling Services
 - Family/Community Outreach
 - Health Services
 - Home Hospital Teaching
 - International Student/Family
 - Psychological Services
 - Pupil Personnel

Quick Links

Quick Links

 :: Vision 2018
 :: BoardDocs
 :: Budget
 :: Bullying Prevention
 :: Common Core
 :: Forms
 :: Kindergarten Registration
 :: New Teacher Orientation 2014
 :: Ombudsman Services
 :: Partnerships
 :: Policies and Procedures
 :: Public Information Requests
 :: Publications
 :: Safe Schools
 :: School Meals
 :: School Performances
 :: Summer Programs 2014
 :: Teacher Recruitment
 :: Test Scores
 :: TV Programming Guide
 :: Use of School Facilities
 :: Vendor Payments
 :: Weekly News for Parents



 :: For Parents and Community
 :: Student Resources
 :: Employee Resources

 :: Purchasing

AP Honor Roll logo





















fruit and vegetable border
Menus & Payment Free & Reduced Meals Frequently Asked Questions
Staff Development & Awards Health & Wellness Resources Contact Us

Meals & Payment

Breakfast and Lunch Daily Prices

  • Student Breakfast
  • Adult Breakfast
    • $2.75 - Breakfast

  • Student Lunch
    • $2.75 - Elementary School Lunch
    • $3.25 - Middle/High School Lunch
    • $4.00 - High School Signature Lunch
    • $0.40 - Reduced Price Lunch (Reduced Price Meals)
    • $0.50 - Milk (1/2 pint)

  • Adult Lunch 
    • $4.50 - Regular Lunch
    • $4.75 - Signature Lunch (High School)

Meals purchased without a PIN incur an additional charge - $0.30 for breakfast and $0.60 for lunch.

A la Carte Prices and Information


Parents may prepay for student meals by setting up an online account at Students also have the option of paying with cash on a daily basis. Each student has been issued a PIN to use when purchasing meals with cash or prepayment. If a student has forgotten their PIN, cashiers can look the PIN up by student name. This PIN allows HCPSS to receive reimbursements from the National School Lunch Program. Meals purchased without a PIN are not reimbursable. Therefore, effective January 2, 2014, all meals purchased without a PIN will have an additional charge (and $0.30 for breakfast and $0.60 for lunch).

Make an Online Payment on

Monthly Lunch Menus

May June

school menu icon link to site  new webpage icon

This website includes: HCPSS school lunch menus, food and nutrition F.A.Q., fitness ideas, health articles, coupons and more! Find your school fast, click here. new webpage icon

Interested in what nutrients your child is getting from our school meals?
image of part of a nutrition label
warning icon Need to watch for allergens? (Listed by 9 most common allergens)

 1)   Breads, Pastas & Cereals pdf doc icon
 2)   Entrees pdf doc icon
 3)   Miscellaneous (including sauces & condiments) pdf doc icon
 4)   Snacks a la Carte pdf doc icon

2013-14 Breakfast Menu

*This breakfast menu is used in all schools except the "breakfast in the classroom" schools. That menu is slightly varied due to serving and delivery styles and schedules.

Meatless Choices

Available everyday! View monthly menus for options available each day.

  • Veggie Burger
  • Cheese Pizza*
  • Macaroni & Cheese*
  • Pasta/Sauces/Cheese*
  • Toasted Cheese*
  • Salad Plates
  • Fish
  • Vegetable Lasagna*
  • Quesadilla*
  • Yogurt/Bagel/Fruit
  • Vegetarian Egg Roll
  • Eggs
  • Beans - Salad Bars
  • Rice/Cheese*

* Reduced Fat Cheese

Objectives And Standards

The HCPSS Food and Nutrition Service Program serves 3 million school lunches annually. Although new federal regulations for school lunches went into effect this year, the school system began my plate poster imageimplementing changes long before they became mandatory.

Daily food choices offered to students include multiple entrees, fresh salad bars, trays of fruits and vegetables, whole grain breads and rolls, and flavored and unflavored fat-free or 1% milk. Although students are free to choose the foods they want for lunch, at least one of their choices must be a fruit or vegetable.

To help students make decisions about their lunch choices, a USDA MyPlate Poster* is displayed at the entrance of each serving line. The poster provides a daily list of healthy food choices available in each food category. Read more about the program, objectives and standards.

*In 2008 the USDA Economic Research Service found that school lunches are more nutrient dense than lunches brought from home.

school meals iconHistory And Requirements

HCPSS is a participant in the National School Lunch Program. The U.S. government created this program in 1946 to protect the health and well-being of the nation's children. More about the history and requirements...


Home > Schools > Meals, Menus & Prices




Howard County Public School System © 2014 — Howard County, Maryland