More data about student homelessness

They live in motels and shelters or bunk with friends or relatives. And some live on the streets. About 27,390 students were identified in Washington as being homeless during the 2011-12 school year. That’s a startling jump of 46 percent since 2007-08. Thousands of those students live in Snohomish County. The Everett School District had the highest number of students identified as homeless, with 824. We first reported on this problem last Sunday. Today we revisit homelessness among the young with a closer look at the data.

Student homelessness during 2011-12 school year

School district Enrolled Homeless Preschool, elementary Middle and high school In shelters, motels, hospitals With relatives or friends In cars or on streets
Arlington 5,402 126 54 79 55 65 5
Coupeville 1,000 52 24 28 3 49 0
Darrington 451 12 8 4 3 9 0
Edmonds 20,627 364 166 198 147 214 3
Everett 18,633 824 404 420 300 453 71
Granite Falls 2,199 136 29 107 7 127 2
Index 32 11 10 1 0 11 0
Lake Stevens 8,115 137 74 63 42 95 0
Lakewood 2,408 90 49 41 13 75 2
Marysville 11,472 242 78 164 22 220 0
Monroe 7,130 107 29 78 28 71 8
Mukilteo 14,884 107 61 46 53 52 2
Northshore 19,961 151 82 69 44 82 25
Oak Harbor 5,685 189 94 95 53 128 8
Snohomish 10,038 85 31 54 14 71 0
South Whidbey 1,580 56 37 29 3 41 12
Stanwood-Camano 4,873 126 58 68 19 92 15
Sultan 2,148 21 3 18 8 13 0
Area total 136,638 2,836 1,291 1,562 814 1,868 153

Student homelessness from 2007-08 to 2011-12

District 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 Change since 2007-08
Arlington 30 65 65 99 126 320.0%
Index 4 0 0 6 11 175.0%
Darrington 5 3 16 12 12 140.0%
Stanwood-Camano 58 60 74 94 126 117.2%
Lakewood 46 71 71 84 90 95.7%
Lake Stevens 73 70 84 131 137 87.7%
Everett 458 510 630 835 824 79.9%
Marysville 140 202 55 180 242 72.9%
Monroe 68 65 55 54 107 57.4%
Granite Falls 88 107 121 143 136 54.5%
Edmonds 281 304 289 331 364 29.5%
Northshore 149 81 162 156 151 1.3%
Oak Harbor 187 154 147 236 189 1.1%
Snohomish 88 90 101 105 85 -3.4%
South Whidbey 59 45 61 52 56 -5.1%
Sultan 26 30 15 13 21 -19.2%
Coupeville 79 69 62 75 52 -34.2%
Mukilteo 163 167 178 198 107 -34.4%
Statewide 18,670 20,780 21,826 26,049 27,390 46.7%
Snohomish, Island counties 2,002 2,093 2,186 2,804 2,836 41.7%

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