In addition to having poor attendance and experiencing more disciplinary issues than their stably housed classmates, homeless students are:
Twice as likely to repeat a grade
87% more likely to drop out of school
Unlikely to graduate-Fewer than 25% finish high school
As dire as these statistics may seem, all is not lost. Homeless ≠ Hopeless. Research indicates that homeless services related to education can be highly effective and result in fewer discipline incidents. Supplementary educational services along with parental involvement have given rise to more positive outcomes and greater academic success for homeless students.