Homeless students are…
2 times as likely as their housed peers to score poorly on standardized tests in math and reading.
3 times more likely to be placed in special education programs.
4 times more likely to drop out of school.
8 to 9 times more likely to repeat grades.
Sources: Homes for the Homeless, Access to Success: Educational Needs of Homeless Children and Families, 1993; National Center on Family Homelessness, “Homeless Children” America’s New Outcasts,” 1999.