Fast Fact – June 10, 2022

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: June 9, 2022

In the 2020-21 school year, 15,374 PK-12 students were identified as experiencing homelessness by Colorado schools districts. Colorado’s count of homeless students fell by 28% between school years 19-20 and 20-21, in line with a significant decline nationally. The data are likely misrepresenting current conditions; district liaisons across the U.S. who collect data on students experiencing homelessness report the drop in identified students was due to shifts to virtual learning, which made connecting to students significantly more difficult. To learn about historical counts of students experiencing homelessness in Colorado, please visit the KIDS COUNT Data Center. 

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The Colorado Children’s Campaign is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization committed since 1985 to realizing every chance for every child in Colorado. We advocate for the development and implementation of data-driven public policies that improve child wellbeing in health, education and early childhood. We do this by providing Coloradans with trusted data and research on child wellbeing and organizing an extensive state-wide network of dedicated child advocates. For more information, please visit www.coloradokids.org.