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.