Status and Trends in the Education of Racial and Ethnic Minorities
NCES 2010-015
July 2010


Table 17b.

Percentage of public school students in grades 6 through 12 who had ever been suspended or expelled, by sex and race/ethnicity: 2007


  Suspended   Expelled  
Race/ethnicity Total   Male   Female   Total   Male   Female  
Total1 21.6   27.9   14.9   3.4   4.5   2.3  
White 15.6   21.3   9.7   1.0   1.3   0.7 !
Black 42.8   49.5   34.7   12.8   16.6   8.2  
Hispanic 21.9   29.6   14.1   3.0 ! 3.1 ! 2.9 !
Asian 10.8 ! 14.9 !        
American Indian/Alaska Native 14.2 !          
Two or more races 25.5   29.2   20.5   3.7 ! 6.2 ! 0.3 !
! Interpret data with caution.
‡ Reporting standards not met.
1 Total includes other race/ethnicity categories not separately shown.
NOTE: All data are based on parent reports. Reporting standards for Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islanders were not met; therefore, data for this group are not shown on the table. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Parent and Family Involvement in Education Survey of the National Household Education Surveys Program (NHES), 2007.