Disproportionality in Discipline Practices
The state defines disproportionality in discipline practices as having students in a specific group demonstrating a significantly higher rate of out‑of‑school suspension compared to all other students in the school and compared to the statewide suspension rate. The table below represents the suspension/expulsion rate of students in kindergarten – grade 12 by student group.
|Black or African American||6.9%||5.3%||5.6%|
|Hispanic/Latino of any race||2.7%||2.6%||2.2%|
|Two or more races||2.7%||2.1%||2.3%|
|Free and Reduced Meals||7.6%||5.4%||7.3%|
HCPSS Disproportionate Discipline Data - detailed Board report
Maryland State Department of Education Disproportionate Discipline - state data and definitions