2018-19 SIRS Data on Student Homelessness

Updated: Dec 14, 2021

Data on student homelessness for the 2018-19 school year is now available: https://sbuch22.wixsite.com/my-site/data-on-student-homelessness

  • The number of students identified as homeless across New York State dropped 3% from 2017-18 to 2018-19.

  • There were 148,554 students identified as homeless in New York State during the 2018-19 school year, of which:

  • 114,085 students were identified as homeless in New York City

  • 34,469 students were identified as homeless in the Rest of the State, outside of NYC.


The 2018-19 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 on the NYS-TEACHS site at https://sbuch22.wixsite.com/my-site/data-and-statisticson-homelessness. If you have any questions, please contact us at 800-388-2014.

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