Definition: Number of public school students recorded as being homeless at any point during a school year, by legislative district (e.g., 275,448 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 Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) and Legislative Jurisdictions 2016 Detail Report (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. N/A means that data are not available. Data for 2015 are not available due to changes in reporting. 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. School district data are apportioned to legislative districts according to 2016 school district and legislative boundaries. The number of homeless students allocated to each legislative district is determined by the proportion of school district area falling within the legislative district. The sum of homeless students across legislative districts may not match California totals due to rounding and because percentages of school district area across legislative districts in some cases do not sum to 100.