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

Elementary and Secondary Rates by Subgroup

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New Reports Released!

Lost Instruction: The Disparate Impact of the School Discipline Gap in California

Downloadable Files: Full Report | Press Release | Supplemental Workbook (Excel) | Data Visualization (Tableau)

The Hidden Cost of California's Harsh School Discipline

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Suspended Education in Massachusetts

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Additional Information

You can file a request for the 2015-16 academic year data from your local district by using the tools attached below the following webinar about finding and using OCR data. The webinar describes how you can find your 2013-14 data on OCR's website, and also how to request the data from 2015-16. We encourage educators, researchers and advocates to file requests directly with the districts under your state's sunshine act.

2016 Office for Civil Rights School Discipline Data Webinar

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:

To read our recent report on the cost and implications of school discipline, please select the links below:

Please select the links below to read our comprehensive report on charter schools and school discipline:

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%

To read our most 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.

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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