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LAUSD’s Homeless Student Population Grew By 50% Last Year

The number of homeless students at LA Unified grew by 50 percent last year to 17,258 students — the highest number recorded by the district.

Because of that, you might think that LA Unified would be among the school districts in the state with the highest proportion of homeless students, but it doesn’t even crack the top 10.

Proportion is the keyword. While LA Unified has the largest number of homeless students of any school district in the state — and is the largest school district in the state — other school districts have a greater percentage of homeless students, as reported by EdSource in a special report on homeless students.