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Just how many homeless students are there in NYC?

69,545

There are so many homeless students that every public school class of 25 could include one.

During the 2010-11 school year…

  • 28,113 homeless students, or 41% lived in shelter
  • 30,242 homeless students, or 44% lived doubled-up with family or friends
  • 10,703 homeless students, or 15% lived on the streets

Sources: New York State Technical and Education Assistance Center for Homeless Students (NYS-TEACHS), Student information repository system (SYRS), 2011-12; New York City Department of Education, Detailed Citywide Summary Class Size Report, 2011-2012; New York City Department of Education, Statistical Summaries; New York City Charter School Center, The State of the New York City Charter School Sector, 2012.

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