Definition: Percentage of public school students recorded as being homeless at any point during a school year (e.g., 4.4% of California students were recorded as being homeless at some point during the 2016 school year).
Data Source: California Dept. of Education, Coordinated School Health and Safety Office custom tabulation & California Basic Educational Data System (May 2017).
Footnote: Years presented are the final year of a school year (e.g., 2015-2016 is shown as 2016). Students are recorded as homeless if their nighttime residence is (i) shared housing with others due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or similar reason, (ii) a hotel or motel, (iii) a temporary shelter, or (iv) unsheltered. These data may include duplicate counts of homeless students; as homeless students move frequently, it is possible that the same student will be recorded by multiple school districts. Data for 2015 are not available due to changes in reporting. The abbreviation S refers to data that have been suppressed because there were fewer than 20 homeless students. N/A means that data are not available. Note that percentages for county offices of education are less reliable than percentages for other school districts due to fluctuations in official enrollment.