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Table 153. Number and percentage of students suspended from public elementary and secondary schools, by sex, race/ethnicity, and state: 2004
State Number of students1  Percent of students
Total Sex Race/ethnicity Total Sex Race/ethnicity
Male Female White Black Hispanic Male Female White Black Hispanic
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
United States 3,279,745 (21,782.4) 2,266,771 (14,742.2) 1,012,974   (7,371.7) 1,359,416   (10,319.7) 1,222,616   (13,032.7) 594,462   (6,659.4) 6.8 9.2 4.3 4.8 15.0 6.5
Alabama 71,820 (1,526.3) 48,713 (1,013.4) 23,107   (534.3) 24,234   (510.4) 46,445   (1,355.5) 655   (28.5) 9.6 12.6 6.4 5.5 17.1 3.5
Alaska 8,147 (331.1) 5,625 (216.2) 2,522   (119.1) 3,931   (42.0) 672   (3.3) 355   (4.8) 6.2 8.2 3.9 5.2 10.9 6.2
Arizona 54,871 (1,424.0) 40,133 (1,009.0) 14,738   (445.2) 20,385   (489.5) 5,132   (173.8) 23,402   (646.1) 5.6 8.0 3.1 4.5 10.6 5.9
Arkansas 33,764 (1,372.4) 24,468 (987.0) 9,296   (429.0) 17,963   (914.0) 14,037   (900.2) 1,367   (197.1) 6.6 9.4 3.7 5.0 12.6 4.2
California 462,794 (9,327.6) 334,565 (6,646.0) 128,229   (2,820.1) 128,096   (3,473.0) 81,880   (3,096.6) 224,128   (4,978.7) 7.4 10.4 4.2 6.2 16.9 7.6
                                             
Colorado 46,504 (774.2) 33,430 (595.9) 13,074   (191.5) 21,876   (379.6) 6,366   (33.2) 16,669   (426.6) 6.2 8.7 3.6 4.6 14.2 8.5
Connecticut 34,267 (4,538.3) 23,160 (2,992.5) 11,107   (1,572.3) 11,470   (1,042.1) 12,192   (2,280.0) 10,161   (2,088.3) 6.5 8.5 4.3 3.2 16.8 12.8
Delaware2 11,942 () 7,801 () 4,141   () 4,773   () 6,167   () 880   () 10.5 13.3 7.6 7.5 17.1 8.8
District of Columbia 2,262 (20.2) 1,556 (13.3) 706   (7.5) 8   (0.4) 2,200   (19.9) 54   (1.3) 3.7 5.1 2.3 0.3 4.3 0.9
Florida 233,457 (1,711.1) 160,405 (1,201.1) 73,052   (516.3) 90,234   (1,209.1) 101,759   (560.9) 39,374   (297.2) 9.2 12.3 5.9 6.9 16.8 6.8
                                             
Georgia 147,686 (5,669.5) 99,357 (3,638.9) 48,329   (2,060.8) 39,456   (1,515.5) 99,646   (5,160.3) 7,213   (384.6) 9.6 12.6 6.4 5.2 16.1 6.1
Hawaii 6,402 (647.4) 4,257 (418.2) 2,145   (240.3) 890   (99.2) 215   (42.2) 174   (22.3) 3.5 4.5 2.5 3.4 5.1 3.4
Idaho 9,127 (430.2) 6,939 (321.4) 2,188   (119.9) 7,201   (331.6) 77   (7.2) 1,666   (169.5) 3.6 5.3 1.8 3.4 3.4 4.8
Illinois 128,992 (3,158.6) 87,484 (2,145.7) 41,508   (1,068.1) 45,323   (1,644.8) 60,511   (2,160.2) 21,548   (736.6) 6.2 8.1 4.1 3.8 14.5 5.6
Indiana 90,421 (5,504.6) 62,249 (3,509.0) 28,172   (2,057.4) 54,781   (2,871.4) 30,166   (3,460.6) 5,038   (806.6) 8.6 11.5 5.5 6.6 20.9 8.7
                                             
Iowa 17,895 (533.5) 12,782 (389.8) 5,113   (164.0) 12,586   (479.5) 3,907   (60.0) 1,028   (47.6) 3.7 5.1 2.2 3.0 16.1 3.6
Kansas 26,274 (519.4) 18,599 (406.4) 7,675   (139.1) 13,481   (459.9) 7,229   (77.6) 4,790   (51.5) 5.8 7.9 3.5 3.9 17.4 8.8
Kentucky 46,180 (2,541.3) 32,626 (1,812.5) 13,554   (808.3) 37,507   (2,200.4) 7,845   (820.9) 616   (55.4) 7.0 9.6 4.3 6.7 10.5 4.5
Louisiana 86,710 (3,901.7) 56,853 (2,254.7) 29,857   (1,661.6) 24,543   (1,488.8) 60,186   (2,672.7) 943   (78.7) 11.9 15.3 8.4 6.9 17.7 6.3
Maine 9,001 (614.1) 6,500 (452.6) 2,501   (186.4) 8,439   (591.7) 355   (52.8) 67   (10.3) 4.8 6.7 2.8 4.7 9.0 4.1
                                             
Maryland2 61,306 () 40,369 () 20,937   () 22,842   () 34,602   () 2,775   () 7.2 9.3 5.0 5.4 10.9 4.8
Massachusetts 52,089 (3,102.8) 35,058 (2,086.1) 17,031   (1,055.1) 29,089   (1,722.6) 9,663   (1,129.9) 11,397   (1,244.7) 5.7 7.4 3.8 4.5 10.7 9.1
Michigan 128,972 (5,605.4) 88,017 (3,663.8) 40,955   (2,040.3) 77,516   (3,305.9) 43,666   (3,266.9) 5,525   (711.0) 7.7 10.1 5.0 6.1 15.1 8.1
Minnesota 36,648 (1,294.3) 26,003 (1,110.6) 10,645   (278.6) 19,232   (635.2) 11,860   (1,116.1) 2,420   (136.5) 4.0 5.5 2.4 2.6 16.3 6.0
Mississippi 51,457 (2,143.3) 34,125 (1,406.6) 17,332   (751.4) 13,597   (411.3) 37,245   (1,970.6) 294   (25.7) 10.1 13.2 6.9 5.9 13.9 4.8
                                             
Missouri 53,985 (1,463.5) 37,676 (1,056.6) 16,309   (442.7) 29,140   (1,156.8) 23,157   (720.8) 1,239   (75.1) 6.0 8.1 3.7 4.1 14.7 4.8
Montana 7,244 (366.8) 5,419 (262.0) 1,825   (114.9) 4,868   (251.2) 58   (5.9) 176   (8.6) 4.6 6.7 2.4 3.7 4.7 5.1
Nebraska 10,646 (283.7) 7,150 (195.2) 3,496   (98.3) 5,865   (180.9) 2,714   (6.5) 1,418   (99.7) 3.8 4.9 2.6 2.6 13.5 4.7
Nevada 27,513 (306.6) 18,481 (230.4) 9,032   (76.2) 11,311   (169.7) 5,869   (0.9) 8,643   (84.0) 6.9 9.4 4.5 5.6 14.4 7.1
New Hampshire 11,503 (643.3) 7,974 (472.5) 3,529   (191.4) 10,497   (618.6) 293   (18.6) 592   (22.9) 5.9 7.9 3.7 5.7 9.1 11.8
                                             
New Jersey 71,893 (4,275.3) 49,569 (2,866.2) 22,324   (1,466.0) 29,204   (2,452.1) 26,426   (2,412.1) 14,800   (1,181.1) 5.6 7.5 3.6 3.9 11.9 6.8
New Mexico 17,912 (634.6) 11,853 (438.7) 6,059   (220.9) 4,043   (174.5) 604   (11.6) 10,348   (481.4) 5.3 6.8 3.7 3.7 7.4 5.7
New York 113,020 (3,023.7) 79,018 (2,015.9) 34,002   (1,087.7) 52,943   (1,811.5) 40,236   (1,702.2) 17,176   (626.0) 4.0 5.4 2.5 3.5 7.1 3.0
North Carolina 157,869 (8,338.1) 107,780 (5,557.3) 50,089   (2,833.4) 56,023   (3,182.5) 91,263   (5,666.2) 8,671   (627.5) 11.1 14.8 7.2 6.8 20.2 7.8
North Dakota 1,850 (153.0) 1,311 (95.0) 539   (61.2) 1,286   (72.6) 59   (3.2) 64   (10.0) 1.7 2.4 1.0 1.3 4.1 3.6
                                             
Ohio 110,119 (4,321.8) 74,764 (2,955.4) 35,355   (1,426.3) 59,028   (2,399.2) 48,375   (3,495.3) 2,092   (124.0) 6.1 8.1 4.0 4.1 16.1 5.8
Oklahoma 36,468 (1,078.2) 25,882 (787.0) 10,586   (323.9) 17,898   (709.9) 9,723   (159.9) 3,155   (84.5) 5.8 8.0 3.5 4.7 15.2 6.7
Oregon 32,605 (1,039.3) 23,772 (734.2) 8,833   (341.3) 24,204   (873.7) 1,455   (25.3) 4,870   (214.0) 5.9 8.3 3.3 5.7 8.8 6.6
Pennsylvania 114,306 (5,097.8) 75,642 (3,397.2) 38,664   (1,770.7) 52,266   (2,765.8) 49,173   (2,304.6) 11,967   (2,293.0) 6.5 8.4 4.5 3.8 20.6 11.6
Rhode Island 15,142 (2,241.1) 10,393 (1,493.0) 4,749   (774.4) 9,469   (1,416.0) 2,273   (549.1) 3,042 ! (866.2) 10.1 13.5 6.5 8.8 17.5 13.0
                                             
South Carolina 81,685 (4,612.1) 53,815 (3,046.6) 27,870   (1,622.9) 28,625   (1,414.5) 51,304   (3,684.9) 1,529   (219.1) 11.8 15.3 8.2 7.4 19.3 5.9
South Dakota 3,495 (479.9) 2,423 (306.5) 1,072   (177.1) 1,893   (146.3) 110   (9.7) 100   (9.1) 2.6 3.6 1.7 1.7 5.5 3.9
Tennessee 87,221 (4,033.5) 57,992 (3,042.1) 29,229   (1,006.4) 40,360   (2,412.2) 44,452   (1,885.6) 1,841   (141.1) 8.8 11.4 6.1 5.8 18.5 5.8
Texas 222,978 (2,916.1) 154,739 (2,005.1) 68,239   (974.5) 49,845   (1,065.7) 71,436   (1,770.5) 98,790   (1,518.8) 5.2 7.0 3.3 3.0 11.9 5.3
Utah 13,104 (820.7) 9,599 (599.5) 3,505   (248.5) 9,363   (677.7) 260   (15.2) 2,400   (176.9) 2.6 3.7 1.4 2.2 5.5 5.0
                                             
Vermont 4,701 (413.6) 3,102 (245.9) 1,599   (191.1) 4,553   (404.7) 77   (12.1) 30   (4.2) 5.2 6.6 3.6 5.2 5.4 4.5
Virginia 85,842 (2,860.6) 59,095 (2,008.3) 26,747   (889.6) 35,633   (1,610.5) 43,368   (2,013.2) 5,277   (173.2) 7.3 9.8 4.7 4.9 14.5 6.2
Washington 61,110 (1,688.3) 44,825 (1,229.4) 16,285   (500.4) 39,656   (1,403.7) 6,709   (74.5) 8,645   (224.0) 6.0 8.5 3.3 5.4 11.7 6.9
West Virginia 29,293 (1,311.6) 21,158 (972.9) 8,135   (372.0) 26,333   (1,180.6) 2,738   (152.5) 154   (35.3) 10.7 15.0 6.1 10.3 19.9 7.9
Wisconsin 45,893 (1,375.7) 29,974 (957.3) 15,919   (464.3) 23,047   (1,044.9) 16,386   (584.9) 4,460   (117.9) 5.1 6.4 3.6 3.2 18.4 8.1
Wyoming 3,365 (333.8) 2,291 (156.9) 1,074   (199.0) 2,609   (297.2) 76   (2.9) 439   (21.0) 3.7 4.9 2.5 3.4 6.2 6.0
† Not applicable.
! 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: 2004. (This table was prepared May 2007.)

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