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Table E-11-2.  Percentage of 9th-grade students who had ever experienced various discipline or attendance issues, by sex and race/ethnicity: 2009

Sex and race/ethnicity Child ever     Parent ever contacted by the school about child's  
Had a lapse in school attendance1     Been suspended or expelled     Problem behavior at school     Poor attendance at school     Poor academic performance  
        Total   1–2 times   3–4 times   More than 4 times     Total   1–2 times   3–4 times   More than 4 times     Total   1–2 times   3–4 times   More than 4 times  
Total 2.7     14.6     27.2   19.8   3.8   3.6     18.8   12.8   2.8   3.2     26.7   19.1   4.2   3.4  
Sex                                                                
Male 3.1     19.5     35.1   24.7   5.1   5.3     19.5   13.0   3.1   3.3     33.6   22.9   5.7   5.1  
Female 2.3     9.7     19.1   14.8   2.5   1.8     18.2   12.6   2.5   3.1     19.6   15.2   2.6   1.8  
                                                                 
Race/ethnicity                                                                
White 2.7     9.9     20.1   15.2   2.5   2.4     12.8   8.7   1.7   2.4     23.5   17.1   3.5   2.9  
Black 2.3     31.6     46.2   32.1   6.9   7.1     22.2   14.7   4.2   3.3     35.5   24.6   6.9   4.0  
Hispanic 2.6     14.5     33.1   23.9   4.9   4.3     31.5   21.6   5.0   4.9     28.7   20.9   3.9   4.0  
Asian 4.1 !   5.9 !   12.9   12.3   0.4 !     9.1   7.6     0.6 !   10.7   7.7      
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander                                    
American Indian/Alaska Native     28.4     44.0   23.3   13.5 !     43.0   25.0     15.1 !   50.0   26.2     20.4  
Two or more races 1.5     22.7     32.3   21.6   5.2   5.4     20.1   13.5   2.7   3.9     33.7   22.8   6.2   4.7  
                                                                 
Race/ethnicity by sex                                                                
Male                                                                
White 2.8     14.3     27.0   19.9   3.5   3.5     13.4   8.7   1.9   2.7     30.3   21.4   5.0   4.0  
Black 3.1     41.7     58.0   36.1   9.7   12.2     25.1   15.1   5.5   4.4     45.0   27.8   9.6   7.6  
Hispanic 3.6     19.1     42.5   30.1   6.4   6.0     31.3   21.5   5.5   4.2     36.7   25.2   5.4   6.1  
Asian 3.2 !   10.7 !   19.9   19.2         10.4   9.2         12.9   11.7 !    
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander                                    
American Indian/Alaska Native     34.4     51.3   22.5   21.6 !     39.9   19.4 !       51.2   16.8 !   28.3 !
Two or more races 1.6 !   27.0     42.7   27.9   6.4   8.3     20.9   15.5   2.5 ! 2.9     38.9   24.1   8.1 ! 6.7  
Female                                                                
White 2.5     5.2     12.6   10.1   1.4   1.1     12.2   8.6   1.5   2.0     16.1   12.5   1.9   1.7  
Black 1.7 !   23.5     36.6   28.8   4.7   3.0 !   19.9   14.3   3.2 ! 2.5 !   27.8   22.0     1.1 !
Hispanic 1.5     9.8     23.5   17.6   3.4 ! 2.6 !   31.7   21.6   4.4   5.6     20.5   16.4   2.4 ! 1.8 !
Asian 5.0 !       5.9   5.4 !       7.9   6.1 !   1.1 !   8.6 ! 3.7 !    
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander                                    
American Indian/Alaska Native     21.1 !   35.2   24.1 !       46.8   31.9 !       48.6   37.5 !    
Two or more races 1.4 !   18.4     22.3   15.6   4.0   2.7 !   19.3   11.7   2.9 ! 4.8     28.7   21.5   4.4   2.7 !
! Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is 30 percent or greater.
‡ Reporting standards not met. There are either too few cases or the coefficient of variation (CV) is 50 percent or greater.
1 Lapses in school attendance include times when the child stopped going to school for a period of a month or more other than for illness, injury, or vacation.
2 Totals include other racial/ethnic groups not shown separately in the table.
NOTE: Data are based on parent responses. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. Data weighted by W1PARENT. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, High School Longitudinal Study of 2009, Base-Year Restricted-Use File.
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