Definition: Percentage of pre-K–12 students recorded as being homeless at any point in the school year, by grade level (e.g., among California students who were homeless at some point during the 2018 school year, 50.2% were in Grades pre-K through 5).
Data Source: California Dept. of Education, Coordinated School Health and Safety Office custom tabulation (Oct. 2019).
Footnote: Years presented are the final year of a school year (e.g., 2017-18 is shown as 2018). 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. A student may be recorded as homeless in more than one school, school district, or county during a school year; as a result, these data may include duplicate counts of homeless students. Data for 2015 are not available due to changes in reporting. The notation S refers to percentages that have been suppressed because there were fewer than 60 total homeless students. N/A means that data are not available. Note that percentages for county offices of education may be less reliable than percentages for other school districts due to fluctuations in enrollment.