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Local Student Homelessness Data: On Demand

Oct 22, 2018

Our dynamic dashboards break down student homelessness data by school district, legislative district and county

Everyone in the state of Washington for the first time has instant access to localized data about students experiencing homelessness in their own communities. Our Local Data and Outcomes Dashboards enable users view student homelessness data specific to individual school districts, legislative districts and counties. The dashboards draw on statewide student homelessness data analyzed in our recently released report: Students Experiencing Homelessness in Washington’s K-12 Public Schools: 2016-17 Trends, Characteristics and Academic Outcomes  Users of our new interactive tool can select a school district, legislative district or county through a drop-down menu. They then can explore the following data:

  • Number and percentage of students experiencing homelessness.
  • Percentage of students experiencing homelessness who are students of color.
  • Number and percentage of students experiencing homelessness by grade band (grades K-5, 6-8, and 9-12).
  • Percentage of students experiencing homelessness by nighttime residence (doubled-up, hotels/motels, shelters and unsheltered).
  • Outcomes for students experiencing homelessness—with comparisons to their housed peers—in attendance, English language arts proficiency, math proficiency and high school graduation.

The dashboards also display helpful definitions and context when users hover over certain data points.

The tool has been designed to protect student privacy, in accordance with requirements of the state Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction and the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. As a result, some data points, including those for many small school districts, are excluded from the dashboards.

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