17,255 students in Chicago public schools were homeless in 2011-12

July 17, 2012
Numbers represent a 10.7% increase over previous year

From The Chicago Coalition for the Homeless: The Chicago school system served a record number of homeless students in 2011-12. The district's office of Students in Temporary Living Situations identified 17,255 homeless students in 2011-12, a 10.7 percent increase from the prior year’s record. The homeless enrollment included 3,005 unaccompanied youth – teens who were homeless without a family or guardian, yet attending school.

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