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2019–20 Homeless Youth Educational Outcomes

This presentation contains information and statistics regarding the educational outcomes of children and youth experiencing homelessness in California, and is intended for general use by local educational agencies.

This web page is an Accessible Alternative Version of the 2019–20 Homeless Youth Educational Outcomes (PPTX) PowerPoint slides.

These slides are meant to be used by local educational agencies as an educational resources for administrators, teachers, parents, and children. The date is presented in tabular form for ease of use.

Slide 1 – 2019–20 Homeless Youth Educational Outcomes

(Title slide)

All data retrieved from DataQuest unless otherwise labeled

California Department of Education
Tony Thurmond
State Superintendent of Public Education

Slide 2 – Kindergarten through Grade 12 Homeless Youth Cumulative Enrollment by YEAR

244,626 enrolled in 2019–20

Decrease from 2018–19 9 percent

Slide 3 – Homeless Youth Cumulative Enrollment Table

School Year Homeless Student Enrollment
2019–20 244,626
2018–19 269,269
2017–18 260,614
2016–17 260,996
2015–16 251,025
2014–15 235,903

Slide 4 – 2019–20 Homeless Youth Cumulative Enrollment by ETHNICITY

African American students make up 5.4 percent of statewide enrollment but represent 9 percent of homeless students.

Slide 5 - 2019–20 Homeless Youth Cumulative Enrollment by ETHNICITY (2)

Hispanic and Latino Homeless students make up 55 percent of statewide enrollment but represent 71 percent of homeless students.

Slide 6 – 2019–20 Homeless Youth Cumulative Enrollment by Race and Ethnicity Table

African American American Indian or Alaskan Native Asian Filipino Hispanic or Latino Pacific Islander White Two or More Races
9% 8% 3% 1.3% 71% 6% 10.5% 3%

Slide 7 – 2019–20 Homeless Youth Cumulative Enrollment by GRADE

High school students represent 30 percent of all homeless youth in schools.

Slide 8 – Homeless Youth Cumulative Enrollment by Grade Span Table

Grade Span Homeless Student Enrollment
Kindergarten through Grade 3 78,111
Grades 4 through 6 57,053
Grades 7 through 8 35,023
Grades 9 through 12 74,439

Slide 9 – Homeless Youth Suspension Rate

Homeless Youth were suspended nearly 2 times the rate of all students.

Slide 10 – Homeless Youth Suspension Rate Table

Student Group Suspension Rate
Homeless 6.3%
Non-Homeless 3.5%

Slide 11 – 2018–19 Homeless Youth Chronic Absence Rate

The chronic absence rate for Homeless Youth was nearly 2 times that for the chronic absence rate for Homeless Youth was nearly 2 times that for all students.

Slide 12 – 2018–19 Homeless Youth Chronic Absence Table

Student Group Chronic Absence Rate
Homeless 25%
Non-Homeless 12.7%

Slide 13 – 2019–20 Homeless Youth Four-Year Cohort Graduation Rate

The Homeless Youth graduation rate was 15 percent lower than the rate for Non-Homeless students.

Slide 14 – 2019–20 Homeless Youth Four-Year Cohort Graduation Rate Table

Student Group Homeless Student Enrollment
Homeless 70%
Non-Homeless 85%

Slide 15 – 2019–20 Homeless Youth Four-Year Cohort Graduation Rate Table

School Year African American American Indian or Alaskan Native Asian Filipino Hispanic or Latino Pacific Islander White Two or More Races
2020–21 57% 57% 86% 88% 68% 68% 70% 64%
2019–20 63% 66% 87% 87% 69% 79% 71% 65%

Slide 16 – 2017–18 Homeless Youth College-Going Rate

The 2017–18 College-going Rate represents the percent of students completing high school in 2017–18 and who subsequently enrolled in a post-secondary institution 12 months later.

Slide 17 – 2017–18 Homeless Youth College-Going Rate Table

Student Group Homeless Student Enrollment
Homeless 50%
Non-Homeless 65%

Slide 18 – Homeless Youth in California

In the 2019–20, 19 percent of all children experiencing homelessness in the United States were in California.

For an infographic with this data and more, please email the CDE Homeless Youth Team at: HomelessEd@cde.ca.gov or SZocklein@cde.ca.gov.
Questions:   Homeless Education Team | HomelessEd@cde.ca.gov
Last Reviewed: Tuesday, February 22, 2022