2017-18 SIRS Data on Student Homelessness
Data on student homelessness for the 2017-18 school year is now available:
- The number of students identified as homeless across New York State rose 3% from 2016-17 to 2017-18.
- There were 152,839 students identified as homeless in New York State during the 2017-18 school year, of which:
- 114,659 students were identified as homeless in New York City
- 38,180 students were identified as homeless in the Rest of the State, outside of NYC.
The 2017-18 data includes total counts of students identified as homeless by each school district and charter school across the state, as well as county-level data by grade level and primary nighttime residence. The data were collected by the New York State Education Department in the Student Information Repository System (SIRS). Data for other school years as well as additional information about data reporting can be found here: https://nysteachs.org/topics/data-stats-homelessness/. If you have any questions, please contact us at 800-388-2014.