National Overview

All data presented here are drawn from the most recently available years of the U.S. Department of Education's EDFacts Initiative unless otherwise noted. Click here to learn more about the EDFacts Initiative.

FAST FACTS


Total number of Local Education Agencies (LEAs):

Number of LEAs receiving McKinney‐Vento subgrants:

Total students enrolled in LEAs:

Percentage of enrolled students who are homeless:

Percentage of all people who are below the poverty level 1 :

Percentage of people under 18 years old who are below the poverty level1 :

1 Source: US Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, 2014 Annual Social and Economic Supplement

17,395

4,311

50,468,456

2.6 %

14.8%

21.1%

Number of Homeless Children/Youth Enrolled in Public School by Year


Note: Includes all enrolled homeless children and youth in grades PK through 12; ungraded students are excluded.

Subgroups of Homeless Children/Youth

Number of homeless children/youth enrolled in public schools who are:

Subgroup TypeSY 2012-2013SY 2013-2014SY 2014-2015
Children with disabilities (IDEA)191,259220,405216,477
Limited English Proficient (LEP) students174,870190,785181,949
Migratory children/youth16,23118,51217,748
Unaccompanied homeless youth78,65488,96695,032

Note: These subgroups are not mutually exclusive. It is possible for homeless students to be counted in more than one subgroup.

Percentage of homeless children/youth enrolled in public schools by type of primary nighttime residence

Shelters, transitional housing,awaiting foster care

Doubled‐up (e.g., living with another family)

Unsheltered (e.g., cars, parks,campgrounds, temporary trailer, or abandoned building)

Hotels/Motels

Summary Sheets and Additional Data:

  • Note: Before SY2010‐2011, reading and mathematics assessment data were only collected for students served in LEAs with McKinney‐Vento subgrants. As of SY2010‐2011, these data are now collected for all students enrolled in all LEAs. Enrollment figures prior to SY 2010‐2011 are not comparable to those after and including SY 2010‐2011.
    Note: Figures in these Summary Sheets are based on LEA‐reported data and contain duplicates. These figures may not match the figures presented here.

  • Download a .PDF report of the data presented on this page.
  • Download a spreadsheet of McKinney‐Vento Education for Homeless Children and Youth Actual State Funding Allocations by year for all states.
  • Click here to go to the U.S. Department of Education's webpage for State Tables of agency program fund allocations.