Must-Know Homeless Students Statistics [Current Data]

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"In the 2018-2019 school year, there were approximately 1.5 million homeless students enrolled in public schools in the United States."

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"Approximately 8.6% of homeless students are unsheltered, meaning they are living in cars, parks, or on the street."

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"In 2015-2016, the graduation rate for homeless students in the United States was 64%."

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"Homeless students are 87% more likely to drop out of school than their housed peers."

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"Approximately 18% of homeless public school students in the United States were English language learners in 2017-2018."

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"In the 2017-2018 school year, California had the highest number of homeless public school students with over 269,000 students."

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"Children experiencing homelessness are more than twice as likely to have learning disabilities than their housed peers."

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"In 2015, approximately one in five (19.3%) homeless youth in the United States aged 18-24 were not attending school or employed."

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"In the 2018-2019 school year, 17.2% of homeless students in grades K-12 were living in hotels or motels."

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"Among homeless students in the 2014-2015 school year, 45% were homeless for the first time."

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"In 2019, approximately 29% of K-12 students experiencing homelessness in the United States were African American."

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"In the 2018-2019 school year, 20.2% of homeless students in the U.S. were enrolled in preschool."

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"In the 2013-2014 school year, an estimated 52.2% of homeless children and youth were provided with transportation services by their school districts."

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"In the 2018-2019 school year, 46.3% of homeless students were enrolled in elementary school."

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