Housing >> Student Homelessness >> Distribution by School District

Almost half of King County’s homelessness students are in grade 5 or lower. 

Independent of poverty, homeless students are more likely than those with stable housing to experience family adversity, physical and emotional health problems, and impaired academic performance.

In the 2014-2015 school year, 7,260 King County public school children from pre-kindergarten through high school were counted as homeless by their schools.   

  • Almost half of King County’s homeless students (3,478 of 7,260) are in grade 5 or lower. 
  • More than half of King County’s homeless students “double up” with friends and/or extended family because their own family is unable to maintain stable housing.