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Table 169. Number of students suspended and expelled from public elementary and secondary schools, by sex, race/ethnicity, and state: 2006
State Students suspended1 Students expelled
Total Sex Race/ethnicity Total Sex Race/ethnicity
Male Female White Black Hispanic Asian/ Pacific Islander American Indian/Alaska Native Male Female White Black Hispanic Asian/ Pacific Islander American Indian/Alaska Native
1   2   3     4   5   6   7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
United States 3,328,750 (20,038) 2,272,290 (13,667) 1,056,470   (6,842) 1,302,410 (9,493) 1,244,820 (11,267) 670,700 (6,889) 63,220 (836) 47,610   (2,861) 102,080   (1,329) 76,360   (976) 25,720   (398) 38,030   (612) 38,640   (935) 22,140   (388) 1,720   (44) 1,550   (69)
Alabama 75,090 (727) 50,580 (485) 24,510   (256) 25,730 (380) 47,810 (690) 960 (11) 260 (#) 330   (26) 1,300   (21) 900   (21) 400   (5) 390   (8) 870   (19) 40   (#) #   (†) #   (†)
Alaska 8,060 (427) 5,660 (306) 2,390   (124) 3,470 (72) 620 (5) 380 (10) 460 (33) 3,120   (402) 180   (4) 140   (2) 50   (4) 100   (3) 30   (#) 10   (#) 10   (#) 40   (2)
Arizona 56,000 (1,117) 40,900 (800) 15,110   (347) 19,130 (291) 5,960 (118) 25,010 (387) 660 (9) 5,250   (973) 660   (41) 530   (36) 130   (6) 260   (32) 60   (3) 300   (16) 10   (#) 40   (5)
Arkansas 34,920 (1,191) 24,870 (910) 10,050   (318) 16,340 (757) 16,310 (819) 1,870 (121) 260 (23) 150   (19) 500   (43) 360   (29) 130   (19) 310   (32) 150   (15) 30 ! (9) 10 ! (2) #   (†)
California 474,590 (11,349) 340,090 (8,199) 134,500   (3,481) 115,320 (3,178) 84,860 (4,117) 242,110 (6,179) 24,690 (770) 7,600   (1,531) 19,460   (608) 15,600   (477) 3,870   (152) 5,350   (230) 3,010   (128) 9,960   (360) 860   (40) 280   (37)
                                                                                     
Colorado 47,650 (463) 33,580 (353) 14,070   (142) 22,380 (339) 6,030 (12) 17,600 (185) 850 (7) 790   (72) 2,210   (62) 1,760   (43) 450   (25) 1,000   (32) 260   (2) 860   (47) 30   (1) 60   (12)
Connecticut 36,370 (2,749) 24,240 (1,770) 12,130   (999) 14,430 (1,304) 12,700 (1,536) 8,620 (890) 510 (43) 100   (17) 1,330   (135) 970   (87) 360   (56) 470   (54) 490   (80) 340   (53) 20   (4) #   (†)
Delaware2 12,150 (†) 7,890 (†) 4,260   (†) 3,890 (†) 7,110 (†) 1,020 (†) 110 (†) 20   (†) 230   (†) 170   (†) 50   (†) 100   (†) 110   (†) 10   (†) #   (†) #   (†)
District of Columbia2 210 (†) 120 (†) 80   (†) 10 (†) 190 (†) 10 (†) # (†) #   (†) 130   (†) 70   (†) 60   (†) #   (†) 120   (†) 10   (†) #   (†) #   (†)
Florida 291,820 (3,692) 192,470 (2,270) 99,350   (1,454) 105,550 (1,744) 129,630 (2,599) 54,170 (534) 1,890 (18) 580   (49) 1,120   (71) 860   (60) 270   (12) 530   (39) 420   (33) 160   (9) #   (†) 10   (1)
                                                                                     
Georgia 143,560 (2,598) 95,080 (1,757) 48,470   (877) 37,670 (1,334) 96,980 (1,684) 7,800 (297) 1,010 (22) 90   (4) 3,660   (170) 2,740   (131) 930   (46) 1,390   (93) 2,100   (92) 150   (15) 20   (2) #   (†)
Hawaii2 9,770 (†) 6,640 (†) 3,120   (†) 1,290 (†) 290 (†) 310 (†) 7,810 (†) 70   (†) #   (†) #   (†) #   (†) #   (†) #   (†) #   (†) #   (†) #   (†)
Idaho 9,100 (434) 6,980 (326) 2,120   (115) 6,850 (385) 90 (5) 1,750 (85) 70 (3) 350 ! (109) 230   (11) 190   (9) 40   (5) 140   (9) #   (†) 70   (6) #   (†) #   (†)
Illinois 130,650 (2,807) 86,950 (1,987) 43,700   (892) 41,270 (1,742) 63,590 (1,940) 24,340 (637) 1,330 (40) 130   (10) 2,760   (132) 2,040   (80) 730   (60) 890   (116) 1,390   (31) 460   (14) 20   (4) #   (†)
Indiana 77,460 (2,737) 53,300 (1,860) 24,170   (945) 49,720 (2,094) 22,420 (1,266) 4,850 (557) 310 (30) 160   (17) 6,620   (395) 4,560   (272) 2,060   (137) 4,510   (309) 1,610   (119) 460   (45) 30   (6) 20 ! (4)
                                                                                     
Iowa 14,190 (440) 9,860 (294) 4,330   (167) 10,000 (397) 2,960 (64) 930 (37) 160 (16) 140   (6) 200   (39) 160   (31) 40   (8) 160   (34) 20   (3) 20 ! (6) #   (†) #   (†)
Kansas 24,300 (701) 17,160 (531) 7,140   (197) 13,680 (621) 5,920 (67) 3,950 (71) 350 (8) 400   (32) 850   (63) 630   (35) 220   (30) 430   (58) 280   (7) 110   (6) 20   (2) 10 ! (6)
Kentucky 43,420 (2,319) 29,840 (1,636) 13,580   (734) 32,800 (1,780) 9,870 (1,002) 620 (46) 90 (11) 40   (9) 540   (110) 370   (72) 170 ! (45) 400   (67) 130 ! (68) #   (†) #   (†) #   (†)
Louisiana 67,780 (2,535) 44,370 (1,636) 23,410   (911) 23,370 (1,721) 43,040 (1,536) 730 (21) 230 (12) 410 ! (107) 5,800   (212) 4,120   (159) 1,680   (56) 1,500   (113) 4,180   (157) 70   (3) 20   (1) 20   (4)
Maine 8,540 (440) 6,340 (345) 2,200   (114) 7,880 (421) 420 (16) 110 (22) 80 (4) 50   (8) 160   (21) 130   (14) 40 ! (10) 160   (21) #   (†) #   (†) #   (†) #   (†)
                                                                                     
Maryland2  60,550 (†) 38,780 (†) 21,770   (†) 23,600 (†) 26,450 (†) 9,220 (†) 1,000 (†) 290   (†) 1,560   (†) 1,190   (†) 360   (†) 340   (†) 1,010   (†) 200   (†) 20   (†) #   (†)
Massachusetts 49,930 (2,490) 32,960 (1,580) 16,970   (944) 28,040 (1,627) 7,650 (311) 12,780 (1,231) 1,230 (100) 230   (27) 530   (35) 410   (27) 120   (12) 200   (31) 180   (8) 140   (7) 10   (2) #   (†)
Michigan 131,750 (5,404) 89,450 (3,547) 42,310   (2,039) 71,480 (2,916) 52,580 (4,227) 5,650 (528) 980 (136) 1,060   (133) 2,140   (149) 1,610   (113) 530   (46) 1,030   (77) 950   (108) 110   (15) 30   (5) 20 ! (6)
Minnesota 30,780 (674) 21,360 (476) 9,420   (234) 15,760 (541) 9,910 (189) 2,440 (110) 1,130 (17) 1,540   (194) 250   (16) 200   (15) 50   (5) 150   (12) 50   (1) 20   (3) 10   (1) 20 ! (7)
Mississippi 51,940 (1,756) 34,420 (1,154) 17,520   (623) 13,050 (565) 38,250 (1,495) 380 (34) 120 (18) 130 ! (35) 1,490   (73) 1,090   (64) 400   (15) 290   (47) 1,190   (45) 10   (#) #   (†) #   (†)
                                                                                     
Missouri 67,820 (2,020) 47,010 (1,408) 20,810   (643) 32,790 (1,174) 32,560 (1,551) 1,780 (63) 450 (13) 240   (15) 280   (36) 220   (26) 60   (15) 210   (35) 60   (4) 10   (#) #   (†) #   (†)
Montana 6,500 (232) 4,600 (163) 1,900   (78) 4,490 (177) 70 (3) 120 (6) 40 (2) 1,780   (157) 100   (10) 90   (9) 20   (3) 60   (8) #   (†) #   (†) #   (†) 40   (7)
Nebraska 10,600 (185) 7,240 (142) 3,360   (49) 5,620 (121) 2,820 (5) 1,770 (71) 100 (2) 280   (25) 650   (11) 480   (9) 170   (2) 290   (7) 210   (1) 110   (4) 10   (#) 30   (4)
Nevada2  31,620 (†) 20,690 (†) 10,930   (†) 9,700 (†) 7,360 (†) 12,850 (†) 1,270 (†) 440   (†) 1,520   (†) 1,190   (†) 340   (†) 490   (†) 410   (†) 530   (†) 70   (†) 20   (†)
New Hampshire 10,170 (498) 6,770 (399) 3,400   (111) 9,080 (489) 310 (8) 670 (7) 80 (6) 30   (2) 120 ! (38) 80 ! (22) 40 ! (17) 100 ! (36) 10   (2) #   (†) #   (†) #   (†)
                                                                                     
New Jersey 79,030 (3,559) 53,730 (2,347) 25,300   (1,260) 28,260 (2,252) 30,520 (1,609) 18,700 (1,170) 1,490 (104) 70   (12) 270 ! (118) 250 ! (118) 20 ! (5) 100 ! (49) 70 ! (23) 80 ! (39) 10 ! (8) #   (†)
New Mexico 17,140 (572) 11,560 (387) 5,570   (196) 3,970 (171) 590 (15) 9,510 (497) 110 (3) 2,960   (79) 240   (16) 200   (14) 50   (3) 40   (3) 10   (#) 110   (10) 10   (#) 80   (10)
New York 106,670 (3,845) 72,970 (2,437) 33,700   (1,456) 49,950 (1,918) 38,640 (2,377) 16,040 (857) 1,360 (88) 680   (124) 890   (180) 700   (143) 190   (41) 580   (144) 240 ! (75) 60   (11) 10   (3) 10 ! (7)
North Carolina 149,780 (6,774) 101,920 (4,535) 47,860   (2,350) 50,630 (2,234) 85,000 (4,561) 9,250 (392) 790 (43) 4,100   (1,947) 1,970 ! (830) 1,480 ! (572) 500 ! (260) 300   (52) 1,580 ! (821) 60   (9) 10   (1) 30 ! (8)
North Dakota 2,140 (153) 1,460 (100) 670   (59) 1,260 (71) 100 (2) 50 (3) 20 (1) 720   (135) 20   (6) 20   (4) #   (†) 10   (2) #   (†) #   (†) #   (†) 10 ! (5)
                                                                                     
Ohio 109,370 (4,049) 73,860 (2,696) 35,500   (1,442) 62,880 (2,712) 43,030 (2,880) 2,810 (357) 570 (56) 90   (10) 8,150   (319) 5,450   (223) 2,700   (115) 2,810   (214) 4,970   (194) 340   (27) 30   (4) 10   (1)
Oklahoma 31,160 (966) 21,830 (706) 9,330   (286) 14,940 (627) 8,210 (403) 3,150 (78) 200 (7) 4,660   (233) 2,200   (73) 1,550   (55) 650   (23) 1,070   (47) 640   (22) 130   (7) 20   (4) 330   (22)
Oregon 27,470 (1,028) 20,140 (732) 7,330   (322) 19,520 (773) 1,620 (44) 4,870 (339) 590 (21) 880   (73) 1,890   (140) 1,490   (124) 400   (24) 1,320   (105) 110   (17) 360   (12) 50   (8) 60   (9)
Pennsylvania 114,040 (6,402) 74,950 (4,013) 39,090   (2,435) 53,090 (2,856) 52,730 (4,090) 6,950 (568) 1,190 (202) 90   (16) 2,750   (122) 1,890   (93) 860   (40) 1,110   (88) 1,440   (61) 160   (11) 30   (6) #   (†)
Rhode Island 12,250 (1,071) 8,040 (776) 4,210   (309) 6,920 (847) 1,930 (200) 2,950 (143) 340 (30) 120   (24) #   (†) #   (†) #   (†) #   (†) #   (†) #   (†) #   (†) #   (†)
                                                                                     
South Carolina 83,830 (2,289) 54,320 (1,547) 29,520   (828) 25,750 (1,067) 55,540 (1,753) 2,120 (302) 240 (21) 180 ! (77) 5,130   (271) 3,730   (201) 1,400   (81) 1,390   (97) 3,650   (224) 70   (10) 20   (4) 10 ! (3)
South Dakota 3,100 (161) 2,180 (112) 910   (52) 1,850 (87) 170 (3) 110 (1) 40 (2) 930   (138) 120 ! (52) 90 ! (39) 30 ! (13) 40 ! (24) #   (†) 10 ! (3) #   (†) 80 ! (29)
Tennessee 73,380 (2,200) 49,860 (1,562) 23,520   (666) 39,350 (1,655) 31,280 (924) 2,290 (64) 400 (6) 70   (7) 3,200   (77) 2,440   (60) 760   (21) 1,350   (70) 1,700   (9) 120   (2) 30   (#) 10   (#)
Texas 253,530 (2,298) 173,460 (1,671) 80,070   (693) 46,910 (824) 82,270 (1,276) 121,480 (1,411) 2,410 (16) 460   (12) 11,990   (232) 9,010   (190) 2,980   (50) 2,630   (115) 3,760   (90) 5,450   (91) 120   (#) 30   (#)
Utah 16,350 (119) 11,740 (97) 4,610   (50) 10,020 (98) 540 (2) 4,640 (20) 660 (5) 490   (4) 250   (5) 190   (5) 60   (#) 160   (5) 20   (#) 40   (1) 10   (#) 10   (1)
                                                                                     
Vermont 3,430 (136) 2,420 (99) 1,010   (44) 3,260 (129) 100 (8) 30 (4) 30 (3) 20   (2) 40 ! (16) 40 ! (14) 10 ! (2) 40 ! (16) #   (†) #   (†) #   (†) #   (†)
Virginia 91,810 (2,805) 61,580 (1,867) 30,230   (991) 35,200 (1,080) 49,590 (2,284) 5,490 (165) 1,370 (38) 170   (13) 1,150   (174) 980   (163) 170   (18) 580 ! (162) 440   (45) 90   (5) 40   (2) #   (†)
Washington 59,920 (1,326) 44,470 (1,011) 15,450   (335) 36,360 (1,082) 7,060 (37) 10,280 (390) 3,180 (33) 3,040   (370) 3,470   (130) 2,770   (104) 700   (35) 2,140   (101) 280   (6) 720   (40) 140   (2) 190   (34)
West Virginia 30,750 (2,986) 21,430 (2,033) 9,330   (962) 27,270 (2,482) 3,090 (548) 310 (73) 50 (11) 30   (8) 210   (34) 140   (22) 60   (14) 190   (30) 10 ! (5) #   (†) #   (†) #   (†)
Wisconsin 43,680 (1,126) 28,210 (721) 15,460   (449) 18,480 (724) 18,010 (399) 4,650 (65) 660 (16) 1,880 ! (751) 1,470   (65) 1,030   (50) 440   (26) 830   (60) 430   (10) 140   (12) 20   (2) 40 ! (13)
Wyoming 2,680 (400) 1,970 (288) 710   (119) 2,200 (346) 40 (5) 250 (43) 20 (3) 160 ! (46) 100   (16) 90   (12) 10 ! (4) 90   (16) #   (†) 10   (#) #   (†) #   (†)
†Not applicable.                                                
#Rounds to zero.                                                
!Interpret data with caution.                                                
1 A student is counted only once, even if suspended more than once during the same school year.                                                
2 Data are based on universe counts of schools and school districts; therefore, these figures do not have standard errors.                                                
NOTE: Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. Standard errors appear in parentheses.                                                
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, Civil Rights Data Collection: 2006. (This table was prepared July 2008.)                                                
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