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Disproportionality in Discipline Practices

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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.

Table 1: Suspension/Expulsion Rate K-12
Student Group 2017 2018 2019
All Students 2.6% 2.2% 2.3%
Asian 0.5% 0.6% 0.6%
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%
White 1.2% 1.1% 1.1%
Free and Reduced Meals 7.6% 5.4% 7.3%
English Learner 1.2% 1.4% 1.3%
Special Education 8.0% 7.5% 7.7%

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