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Nationwide Suspension Rates at U.S. Schools (2011-12)

Elementary and Secondary Rates by Subgroup


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March 16, 2016: New Report Just Released!

Charter Schools, School Discipline, and Civil Rights: A Comprehensive Review

Downloadable Files: Executive Summary | Full Report | Press Release | Spreadsheet: Charter Schools (2011-12) | Press Conference

Position Statement: National PTA Rejects Harsh Discipline Policies and Calls for Limits on Role of Security Officers in Schools!


Please note: In Table 1 of our report, the list of highest suspending charter schools should reflect the fact that Northstar High School no longer exists and Dallas Can Academy is best considered an alternative school. Therefore, two charters should be added to highest suspending in nation for Latinos: Lake Wales in FL 45.3% and Roxbury Prep in MA, 44.7%


Additional Information

To read our recent report on school discipline in California, please select the links below:

Information for Teachers: See this AFT Special Edition of American Educator, Seeding Change in School Discipline, for guidance for teachers.


Note: While some states have more recent discipline data, many states publish no discipline data. To view a 50-state survey with live links to relevant state websites, please click here. To view state data sources for students with disibilities, please click here.

Further breakdown of race with disability status and race with gender are possible with some, but not all, of the choices above. For even more detail, please see our complete spreadsheets with all available U.S. district data:

To find whether the suspension rates in your district are rising or falling (trends), please see our complete spreadsheets:

To read our most recent national report on school suspension rates, select the links below:


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How Do We Fix the School-to-Prison Pipeline? (Podcast with transcript, featuring Daniel J. Losen, Director of the Civil Rights Project's Center for Civil Rights Remedies)

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