Percentage of public schools that took a serious disciplinary action, by type of offense: Various school years, 1999-2000, 2003-04, and 2005-06
1 Data not available prior to 2003–04.
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 sizes of public schools are 82,000 in 1999–2000,
80,500 in 2003–04, and 83,200 in 2005–06.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education
Statistics, 1999–2000, 2003–04, and 2005–06 School Survey on Crime and
Safety (SSOCS), 2000, 2004, and 2006.