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Homeless children identified by public schools in Rhode Island

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Number of children in pre-kindgergarten through grade 12 who are identified by public school personnel as meeting the McKinney-Vento definition of homelessness which includes any child who does not have a "fixed, regular, and adequate night-time address" including children living in shelters as well as children doubling up with relatives and friends and living in hotels and motels, cars, campsites, parks, and public places.

Data Source

Rhode Island Department of Education.


Schools report the child's primary residence as sheltered, doubled-up, unsheltered, or in a hotel/motel.  Note: Some school districts received grants that provided additional resources to identify and serve homeless students.

*Fewer than 10 students are in this category. Actual numbers are not shown to protect student confidentiality.

Last Updated

July 2023