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11/12/2014 10:48:00 AM
2013-14 Student Homeless Data
Each year, the Oregon Department of Education releases data on the number of K-12 homeless students in Oregon schools. The numbers for last year are now available on the ODE website. In Oregon, 18,902 K-12 students experienced homelessness at some point during the 2013-14 school year, an increase of 737 students over the previous year. New data shows that students of color were more likely than their peers to experience homelessness. These numbers are yet another reason why the state is placing increased emphasis on programs that target achievement gaps and support stable and attached families for our youngest learners so that we can start to reduce the number of children, and the over representation of children in color, experiencing homelessness each year.

You can access data on homeless student counts, percentages, and night time residence on the ODE website at: http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=1976.

Homeless count highlights racial disparities
ODE now has the ability, due to changes in federal reporting requirements, to compile race/ethnicity data for our homeless students. This data reveals that students of color are overrepresented in our homeless student population. Numbers and percentages by race/ethnicity are provided below.

Race/Ethnicity Homeless student count K-12 by race Percent of homeless student population by race Percent of overall student population by race
Black/African American
Native American/Alaska Native
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
1048955.49%64.15 %

For more on student homelessness in Oregon, click here PDF.

For more information on homeless education, please contact Dona Bolt at dona.bolt@ode.state.or.us eMail.

For media inquiries regarding this data, please contact Crystal Greene at crystal.greene@state.or.us eMail.
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  • Dona Bolt Email    (503) 947-5781
    Federal Systems - Ed. Specialist, Homeless
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