Percentage of public schools that took a serious disciplinary action for specific offenses, by type of offense: School year 2005-06
NOTE: Responses were provided by the principal or the person most
knowledgeable about crime and safety issues at the school. Serious
disciplinary actions include removals with no continuing services for at
least the remainder of the school year, transfers to specialized schools for
disciplinary reasons, and out-of-school suspensions lasting 5 or more days,
but less than the remainder of the school year. Respondents were instructed
to respond only for those times that were during normal school hours or
when school activities or events were in session, unless the survey specified
otherwise. Population size is 83,200 public schools.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education
Statistics, 2005–06 School Survey on Crime and Safety (SSOCS), 2006.