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Status and Trends in the Education of Racial and Ethnic Minorities
NCES 2007-039
September 2007

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Table 16.

Percentage of public school students in kindergarten through 12th grade who had ever repeated a grade, been suspended, or expelled, by sex and race/ethnicity: 2003


Race/ethnicity Repeated a grade Suspended Expelled
Total Male Female Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total1 10.1 12.1 8.0 10.8 14.9 6.6 2.0 2.9 1.1
White 8.2 10.0 6.4 8.8 12.7 4.6 1.4 2.2 0.6!
Black 17.1 22.6 12.0 19.6 24.2 15.2 5.0 6.7 3.3
Hispanic 10.6 11.3 9.8 10.4 14.4 6.2 1.4! 1.9! 0.9!
Asian/Pacific Islander 4.6! 4.3! 4.9! 6.4 11.1! 1.0! 0.5! 0.8! #
American Indian/Alaska Native 9.9! 12.9! 5.7! 10.6 14.2! 5.7! 3.4! 5.8! #
# Rounds to zero.
! Interpret data with caution.
1 Total includes other race/ethnicity categories not separately shown.
NOTE: Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic origin.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Parent and Family Involvement in Education Survey of the 2003 National Household Education Surveys Program (PFI-NHES:2003)