A Look at Homeless Students in California

Housing costs in the state are a huge factor in the increase of the homeless population. A large number of people who are sleeping in cars and crowded areas are some of California’s 6 million k-12 students.

It’s estimated that about 200,000 K-12 students in the state are homeless. A students is considered homeless if they either live in a shelter, motel/hotel, automobile, campsite, transitional housing, or temporarily with another family, according to the McKinney-Vento Assistance Act.

EdSource has a special report on the homeless students across the state, and has included a map of where homeless students currently attend school.

The data is striking with more than 980 schools reporting that at least 10 percent of its students are homeless. Thirteen schools have a majority or all of its students identifying as homeless.

Norwalk High in Los Angeles County is home to the largest number of homeless students with a whopping 705 of its 2076 enrolled students identifying as such.

Read more at EdSource.



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