Data: Homeless students in Washington school districts

These tables contain information about students and homelessness from Washington's Office of the Superintendent of Public information for the 2007-08 school year, the most recent data available.

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Homeless: Living in a place with no legal right to occupy, in an emergency shelter or in a temporary housing program.

Doubled up: Living with other people, such as family members or friends.

Unsheltered: Living in a car or on the streets.

Spokane-area school districts
School District Homeless
Students
In Shelters Doubled Up Unsheltered In Motels Enrollment Homeless %
Of Enrollment
Central Valley3325326451012,4832.66%
Cheney20613013,8770.52%
Chewela31026321,0343.00%
Cusick101002960.34%
Deer Park28024402,5411.10%
East Valley (Spokane)1061876394,1822.53%
Freeman 808009760.82%
Great Northern00000490.00%
Liberty 000004690.00%
Loon Lake500052771.81%
Mary Walker806205691.41%
Mead732046709,2950.79%
Medical Lake913502,1510.42%
Newport 441281051,1593.80%
Nine Mile Falls220001,7230.12%
Oakesdale 202001161.72%
Orchard Prairie 00000790.00%
Reardan-Edwall 909006851.31%
Riverside 20215301,6711.20%
Rosalia 000002250.00%
Spokane 1006392513544729,7013.39%
Sprague 83500849.52%
St. John000001890.00%
Tekoa 000002120.00%
Valley 908019120.99%
Wellpinit 680680064110.61%
TOTAL17894981115968075596
Largest Washington districts (by enrollment)
School District Homeless
Students
In Shelters Doubled Up Unsheltered In Motels Enrollment Homeless %
Of Enrollment
Seattle9308068603845,9682.02%
Spokane 1006392513544729,7013.39%
Tacoma 1093536481255129,5003.71%
Kent 4259829632827,4441.55%
Evergreen (Clark)30911816902226,1001.18%
Lake Washington 126101231123,9370.53%
Vancouver 4233119291122,6221.87%
Federal Way 3018218353122,4401.34%
Puyallup 17831662721,6770.82%
Edmonds28165161163920,7431.35%
Northshore 149281122719,8180.75%
Everett45816821407619,0842.40%
Bethel295725232418,0321.64%
Highline547115335247317,5493.12%
Bellevue10051442317,2490.58%
Issaquah104306121116,6960.62%
Kennewick 176105650615,4131.14%
Auburn22758136102314,9361.52%
Yakima2611538471714,5701.79%
TOTAL738932273473194495423479
All Washington school districts
School District Homeless
Students
In Shelters Doubled Up Unsheltered In Motels Enrollment Homeless %
Of Enrollment
Tacoma 1093536481255129,5003.71%
Spokane 1006392513544729,7013.39%
Seattle9308068603845,9682.02%
Highline547115335247317,5493.12%
Wenatchee 50316326643317,7286.51%
Everett45816821407619,0842.40%
Kent 4259829632827,4441.55%
Vancouver 4233119291122,6221.87%
Shelton 4175621814034,2649.78%
Bellingham36410517767610,6523.42%
Central Valley3325326451012,4832.66%
Clover Park31790188122712,2422.59%
Evergreen (Clark)30911816902226,1001.18%
Federal Way 3018218353122,4401.34%
Centralia2963620022383,4868.49%
Bethel295725232418,0321.64%
Edmonds28165161163920,7431.35%
Aberdeen274601757323,4597.92%
Yakima2611538471714,5701.79%
Renton 2474517671914,0241.76%
Pasco2402720011213,8651.73%
Olympia 239757575149,4352.53%
Clarkston2304215411232,7008.52%
Auburn22758136102314,9361.52%
North Thurston 2198188111214,0251.56%
Sumner215261721168,2972.59%
Sedro-Woolley 201271412854,4224.55%
Tumwater 201509825286,2743.20%
Chehalis196111645162,9356.68%
Oak Harbor 18736137865,6913.29%
West Valley (Spokane)18626156133,8234.87%
Puyallup 17831662721,6770.82%
Kennewick 176105650615,4131.14%
Mukilteo 1637062112014,4541.13%
Royal 1500945511,40610.67%
Northshore 149281122719,8180.75%
Marysville140576921211,9231.17%
Longview 13467510167,2711.84%
Prosser 1342127142,8794.65%
Lake Washington 126101231123,9370.53%
Burlington-Edison12249521654,0313.03%
Mount Vernon12225730246,1661.98%
Eastmont11345517105,4822.06%
North Kitsap 112998506,7631.66%
Central Kitsa108227301311,8860.91%
East Valley (Spokane)1061876394,1822.53%
Othello 1050105003,5262.98%
Issaquah104306121116,6960.62%
Mount Adams 1015885395110.62%
Bellevue10051442317,2490.58%
South Kitsap 99146812510,3150.96%
Rochester93284702,3004.04%
Granite Falls881074312,2953.83%
Snohomish 88777049,7700.90%
Hoquiam8712420331,9804.39%
Walla Walla 874833426,1861.41%
Franklin Pierce8628348167,8011.10%
Ferndale 856660135,3631.58%
Mabton85085009289.16%
Shoreline 802740499,1680.87%
Coupeville79861371,1127.10%
Peninsula 7724391319,4430.82%
Battle Ground7626446013,2680.57%
Lynden 741254442,8462.60%
Lake Stevens 732047157,7450.94%
Mead732046709,2950.79%
Blaine7023261292,2043.18%
Monroe 681249078,1430.84%
Moses Lake 681644087,6520.89%
Sunnyside 68461305,9481.14%
Wellpinit 680680064110.61%
Elma 67361211,7793.77%
Taholah 650650020132.34%
Toledo 64064009596.67%
Fife 60849033,5541.69%
South Whidbey 59056301,9093.09%
Granger58058001,4823.91%
Stanwood-Camano582133405,3621.08%
Ocosta 570333216698.52%
Soap Lake54022201250710.65%
Adna52349006068.58%
Columbia (Walla Walla)52248209255.62%
Wapato 49245023,3741.45%
Wahluke 481335001,9922.41%
Goldendale 47935031,0694.40%
Tahoma 478102817,3770.64%
Tukwila 47373072,8221.67%
Winlock 474311207386.37%
Lake Quinault 4627181022520.44%
Lakewood 4610129152,5531.80%
Ephrata 45039332,2951.96%
Newport 441281051,1593.80%
Selkirk 430372431813.52%
White Pass 43036614389.82%
East Valley (Yakima)42041102,7831.51%
Omak 40136031,7542.28%
Quillayute Valley 40931002,7991.43%
White Salmon Valley 39534001,2293.17%
Concrete380201717395.14%
Port Angeles 38362004,2210.90%
White River 38723804,3290.88%
Anacortes37327522,8521.30%
Riverview36630003,1991.13%
Highland35623601,1413.07%
Warden 35035009743.59%
Camas341418205,7340.59%
Mount Baker34815472,1851.56%
Selah 341013563,3671.01%
Toppenish 33520083,4470.96%
University Place 33625205,4390.61%
Asotin-Anatone32229106025.32%
Bremerton311019115,0610.61%
Chewela31026321,0343.00%
Nooksack 31920021,6641.86%
Richland 319200210,5990.29%
Arlington30231065,5690.54%
Okanogan 30028021,0832.77%
Oroville 30030006304.76%
Onalaska 29026308783.30%
Deer Park28024402,5411.10%
Morton 28127003637.71%
Sequim 28518052,9820.94%
Sultan 261016002,1351.22%
North Beach 25118066733.71%
Kelso 241013015,1850.46%
Mossyrock 24024006353.78%
North Franklin 24024001,9251.25%
Washougal 24321003,0350.79%
Colville22211452,0351.08%
Ellensburg22018133,1040.71%
Hood Canal22012913037.26%
Meridian22515021,8731.17%
Cheney20613013,8770.52%
Riverside 20215301,6711.20%
Ocean Beach18018009421.91%
Tenino 18511201,3211.36%
Quincy 17115012,4760.69%
Waterville17017002995.69%
College Place16610007452.15%
South Bend 16105015542.89%
Yelm 16610005,5600.29%
Lyle 15013203354.48%
Pe Ell 15015003094.85%
Rainier 15132001,8030.83%
Manson14014006062.31%
Bridgeport13013007751.68%
Enumclaw13011024,5360.29%
Orting 13310002,2670.57%
Queets-Clearwater13013003043.33%
Boistfort1208227416.22%
North Mason 1218122,2940.52%
Port Townsend 12111001,5040.80%
Castle Rock1147001,3780.80%
Grand Coulee Dam11011006981.58%
Mill A 11010015719.30%
Davenport10010005741.74%
Methow Valley 10010005541.81%
Tonasket 1004601,0780.93%
Medical Lake913502,1510.42%
Raymond 909005481.64%
Reardan-Edwall 909006851.31%
Ridgefield 963002,1490.42%
Valley 908019120.99%
Wahkiakum 918004721.91%
Cle Elum-Roslyn862009480.84%
Creston808001176.84%
Freeman 808009760.82%
Hockinson808002,0390.39%
Kettle Falls 808008031.00%
Mary Walker806205691.41%
Mercer Island808004,1170.19%
Montesano 804041,3160.61%
Northport806202792.87%
Pateros808002832.83%
Sprague 83500849.52%
Dayton707005141.36%
Eatonville707002,0430.34%
Lake Chelan 706101,4000.50%
Mary M Knight725001803.89%
Nespelem 707001484.73%
Orondo707002023.47%
Brewster606008780.68%
Dixie606002227.27%
Glenwood641105910.17%
Mansfield60600807.50%
Pullman 633002,3720.25%
Vashon Island 606001,5530.39%
West Valley (Yakima)615004,9410.12%
Carbonado505001742.87%
Cashmere505001,5040.33%
Darrington502304811.04%
Griffin505006370.78%
Loon Lake500052771.81%
Odessa 505002212.26%
Quilcene 503022372.11%
Snoqualmie Valley504015,9150.08%
Willapa Valley 505003241.54%
Cascade404001,2470.32%
Colfax413006760.59%
Finley 412109810.41%
Index 404002317.39%
McCleary402022681.49%
Pioneer 413007650.52%
Pomeroy 404003311.21%
Stevenson-Carson 411201,1270.35%
Wilbur 404002451.63%
Wilson Creek 404001263.17%
Zillah404001,3460.30%
Chimacum303001,1290.27%
Crescent303002381.26%
Dieringer303001,2780.23%
Grandview 303003,4670.09%
Kiona-Benton City 303001,5280.20%
Ritzville 303003550.85%
Skykomish 30210664.55%
Trout Lake301201691.78%
Union Gap 302016130.49%
Waitsburg 303003440.87%
Woodland 310202,2470.13%
Brinnon20110316.45%
Columbia (Stevens)202001951.03%
Conway202004420.45%
Easton20200892.25%
Inchelium200202090.96%
Kalama 220001,0090.20%
Lopez201102240.89%
Mount Pleasant 22000395.13%
Napavine 200027760.26%
Naselle-Grays Riv. Val.202004180.48%
Nine Mile Falls220001,7230.12%
Oakesdale 202001161.72%
Republic 202004000.50%
Southside 220002330.86%
Almira10100991.01%
Cape Flattery101004550.22%
Cosmopolis101001770.56%
Curlew101002330.43%
Cusick101002960.34%
Kittitas 101001,0440.10%
Naches Valley 101001,5090.07%
Onion Creek 10100273.70%
Palouse101002040.49%
Steilacoom Historical110005,4350.02%
Toutle Lake101006250.16%
Washtucna 11000631.59%
Wishkah Valley 110001460.68%
Bainbridge Island000004,0150.00%
Benge0000060.00%
Bickleton000001030.00%
Centerville00000810.00%
Colton000001900.00%
Coulee-Hartline000001420.00%
Damman00000310.00%
Endicott 00000720.00%
Entiat 000003650.00%
Evaline00000420.00%
Evergreen (Stevens)0000060.00%
Garfield00000980.00%
Grapeview000001980.00%
Great Northern00000490.00%
Green Mountain000001210.00%
Harrington000001260.00%
Kahlotus00000630.00%
Keller 00000350.00%
Klickitat 000001200.00%
La Center000001,5500.00%
LaConner000006440.00%
LaCrosse 000001230.00%
Lamont 00000320.00%
Liberty 000004690.00%
Lind 000002120.00%
North River 00000570.00%
Oakville 000002970.00%
Orcas Island 000004760.00%
Orchard Prairie 00000790.00%
Orient 000001750.00%
Palisades 00000270.00%
Paterson 00000950.00%
Prescott 000002410.00%
Roosevelt 00000230.00%
Rosalia 000002250.00%
San Juan Island 000009190.00%
Satsop00000520.00%
Shaw Island 00000170.00%
Skamania 00000710.00%
St. John000001890.00%
Star 00000100.00%
Starbuck 00000270.00%
Stehekin00000180.00%
Steptoe 00000370.00%
Summit Valley 00000820.00%
Tekoa 000002120.00%
Thorp 000001620.00%
Touchet 000003210.00%
Wishram00000700.00%
TOTAL18670530611069102712681,037,509

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