York Powers, the district's Family and Community Coordinator, tells the school board there are 635 of those students this year compared to 422 last year.
"Some of it has to do with the economic times we face in the community," says Powers. "We do see how easy it is for a family to go through hard times and maybe lose housing and go through a housing transition."
Powers explains the qualifications for a student to be tagged "homeless" varies.
"Anywhere to student being doubled up with other family members, to living in a hotel/motel or shelters and even students who have gone through foster care placement."
Powers says rather than looking at it as a problem, he feels schools are doing a better job of identifying students so they can be directed to services that can help them succeed.
"We don't flat out ask the questions," explains Powers, "but we're able to look at the way to do registrations."
"Now that what qualifies a student as homeless is more well known by the public, like it's not just living in a van down by the river," says Powers, "famililes understand the services to keep their students in school and keep some consistency and a safe place for their student."