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Table 233.30. Number of students suspended and expelled from public elementary and secondary schools, by sex, race/ethnicity, and state: 2011-12
State Number receiving out-of-school suspensions1 Number expelled2
Total Sex Race/ethnicity3 Total Sex Race/ethnicity3
Male Female White Black Hispanic Asian Pacific Islander American Indian/ Alaska Native Two or more races Male Female White Black Hispanic Asian Pacific Islander American Indian/ Alaska Native Two or more races
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21
United States 3,172,403 2,215,608 956,795 1,084,048 1,200,401 688,774 34,526 8,258 44,549 80,738 111,018 83,283 27,735 39,766 39,443 23,696 1,096 266 2,443 2,845
Alabama 71,851 47,658 24,193 23,638 45,750 1,294 189 22 394 430 1,062 776 286 402 608 21 4 4 4 15
Alaska 6,677 4,917 1,760 2,474 422 389 165 191 2,511 477 96 76 20 35 12 9 4 6 20 6
Arizona 66,746 48,821 17,925 21,371 7,183 29,877 615 188 5,766 1,327 710 547 163 245 52 259 4 0 134 9
Arkansas 36,461 25,160 11,301 14,912 18,185 2,302 138 162 147 291 728 563 165 411 231 46 4 4 7 7
California 360,158 261,540 98,618 78,290 59,639 190,473 12,449 2,996 5,089 8,112 15,537 12,350 3,187 3,816 2,344 7,906 570 120 262 390
                                         
Colorado 42,071 30,394 11,677 16,574 4,605 18,119 564 76 618 1,298 2,185 1,782 403 844 277 895 25 8 52 67
Connecticut 25,890 17,273 8,617 7,284 8,709 8,587 206 18 135 540 1,347 1,024 323 524 385 383 10 0 6 22
Delaware 13,683 9,159 4,524 3,824 7,903 1,414 90 6 34 147 185 139 46 65 98 10 1-3 0 6 1-3
District of Columbia 9,610 5,979 3,631 49 9,047 459 17 1-3 4 20 164 111 53 1-3 156 4 0 0 0 0
Florida 309,927 217,352 92,575 99,330 121,468 75,768 1,390 205 1,126 10,067 982 752 230 414 270 222 4 1-3 6 48
                                         
Georgia 151,879 101,574 50,305 33,081 101,813 11,353 1,131 151 255 3,633 4,391 3,298 1,093 1,218 2,786 225 10 6 5 130
Hawaii 2,510 2,039 471 296 66 178 280 1,245 17 164 22 18 4 4 0 4 1-3 10 0 0
Idaho 9,301 7,191 2,110 6,547 183 1,916 48 38 258 165 433 341 92 263 4 133 4 1-3 14 1-3
Illinois 122,860 81,884 40,976 35,786 57,246 24,281 993 70 314 3,371 3,712 2,662 1,050 1,311 1,606 622 12 0 17 117
Indiana 77,747 54,141 23,606 39,672 25,775 6,739 353 38 210 4,540 6,210 4,461 1,749 3,236 2,086 527 15 0 15 294
                                         
Iowa 17,999 12,792 5,207 10,626 3,997 2,335 144 26 125 696 185 161 24 127 22 22 6 0 1-3 6
Kansas 19,332 14,085 5,247 9,052 4,588 4,133 196 19 322 959 679 551 128 390 122 91 9 1-3 24 37
Kentucky 36,842 26,070 10,772 24,706 9,656 1,103 126 11 44 914 254 200 54 207 33 8 0 0 0 6
Louisiana 65,595 44,085 21,510 18,025 41,689 1,388 215 15 457 480 5,752 4,202 1,550 1,372 3,897 92 12 0 55 25
Maine 7,176 5,315 1,861 6,298 445 137 44 6 62 79 111 97 14 95 6 4 1-3 0 0 1-3
                                         
Maryland 48,316 32,661 15,655 11,706 29,795 3,631 521 199 160 1,538 1,476 1,033 443 204 1,156 50 11 0 9 34
Massachusetts 47,595 33,193 14,402 21,251 8,701 13,322 854 38 188 2,154 375 312 63 146 94 100 14 0 6 7
Michigan 132,949 91,547 41,402 59,552 60,728 7,218 871 50 1,134 2,795 3,279 2,464 815 1,823 1,123 195 16 0 47 58
Minnesota 31,880 22,801 9,079 14,005 11,393 2,951 913 18 1,709 778 1,609 973 636 473 927 115 9 0 56 21
Mississippi 51,030 34,216 16,814 12,375 37,897 546 122 15 46 14 1,062 837 225 282 763 9 4 0 0 4
                                         
Missouri 65,463 45,667 19,796 30,273 30,767 2,412 341 69 285 1,041 1,514 1,119 395 1,154 247 53 6 0 23 27
Montana 6,187 4,584 1,603 3,767 81 207 18 13 2,015 68 160 114 46 72 1-3 4 0 1-3 78 1-3
Nebraska 14,002 9,949 4,053 6,733 3,711 2,401 141 14 476 490 659 475 184 320 175 106 8 1-3 17 29
Nevada 24,573 17,628 6,945 6,970 5,274 10,071 443 260 387 1,157 79 65 14 53 0 11 1-3 0 7 4
New Hampshire 10,011 7,264 2,747 8,360 507 543 98 4 27 69 57 43 14 45 4 6 1-3 0 0 0
                                         
New Jersey 63,780 44,090 19,690 19,342 25,481 16,737 1,221 68 71 517 505 345 160 90 279 128 0 0 0 6
New Mexico 23,577 15,818 7,759 4,108 735 15,477 101 9 2,796 293 713 550 163 81 20 369 6 0 221 14
New York 94,191 65,760 28,431 40,213 34,129 15,413 1,202 51 697 1,073 2,411 1,806 605 1,309 722 234 22 4 37 51
North Carolina 129,068 90,643 38,425 40,904 65,897 12,837 632 82 3,228 4,682 647 497 150 294 244 58 1-3 1-3 21 22
North Dakota 1,951 1,389 562 1,117 86 66 5 8 650 1-3 66 53 13 41 1-3 0 0 0 23 0
                                         
Ohio 121,658 84,844 36,814 57,275 51,261 4,474 479 47 153 6,650 5,706 4,176 1,530 2,423 2,754 220 14 6 4 236
Oklahoma 39,013 27,309 11,704 16,452 9,679 6,329 243 90 5,144 984 6,840 4,677 2,163 2,077 2,562 866 31 13 890 391
Oregon 29,337 21,769 7,568 17,499 1,713 6,921 385 201 859 1,506 1,996 1,529 467 1,188 91 492 12 16 84 89
Pennsylvania 106,859 73,220 33,639 43,092 45,520 14,166 822 39 129 2,509 4,253 3,070 1,183 1,860 1,557 701 19 4 4 49
Rhode Island 12,035 8,298 3,737 5,503 1,898 3,773 192 19 138 447 8 8 0 6 0 0 0 0 1-3 0
                                         
South Carolina 76,560 52,456 24,104 25,116 45,494 2,992 226 66 245 1,598 2,995 2,359 636 968 1,842 82 1-3 1-3 14 58
South Dakota 4,327 3,062 1,265 2,220 277 236 44 4 1,454 84 58 54 4 33 1-3 4 0 0 17 1-3
Tennessee 77,603 52,282 25,321 29,288 44,498 2,432 377 38 115 439 7,911 5,738 2,173 2,074 5,559 179 24 4 10 25
Texas 269,760 188,832 80,928 41,336 82,231 132,040 2,054 253 926 3,868 13,787 10,559 3,228 3,119 3,007 6,826 82 13 55 271
Utah 14,644 11,029 3,615 9,111 548 3,743 159 335 443 245 185 141 44 126 6 28 0 4 13 4
                                         
Vermont 3,603 2,605 998 3,139 123 46 13 4 66 42 54 50 4 52 0 0 0 0 0 0
Virginia 86,196 60,615 25,581 31,465 42,999 6,467 793 71 282 2,961 1,402 1,166 236 551 568 186 38 1-3 4 39
Washington 57,230 42,438 14,792 29,360 5,906 13,102 1,408 700 1,591 3,738 3,683 2,880 803 1,914 221 979 71 42 133 191
West Virginia 24,057 17,195 6,862 20,856 2,570 225 37 4 12 263 673 517 156 603 54 8 1-3 0 0 4
Wisconsin 47,231 32,479 14,752 17,354 22,023 5,220 446 20 1,011 954 2,019 1,449 570 1,290 463 173 13 4 41 33
Wyoming 3,416 2,546 870 2,471 111 531 10 4 224 65 179 144 35 118 6 40 1-3 0 11 1-3
1 For students without disabilities and students with disabilities served only under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, out-of-school suspensions are instances in which a student is excluded from school for disciplinary reasons for 1 school day or longer. This does not include students who served their suspension in the school. For students with disabilities served under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), out-of-school suspensions are instances in which a student is temporarily removed from his or her regular school for disciplinary purposes to another setting (e.g., home, behavior center). This includes both removals in which no Individualized Education Program (IEP) services are provided because the removal is 10 days or less and removals in which IEP services continue to be provided.
2 Expulsions are actions taken by a local education agency that result in the removal of a student from his or her regular school for disciplinary purposes, with or without the continuation of educational services, for the remainder of the school year or longer in accordance with local education agency policy. Expulsions also include removals resulting from violations of the Gun Free Schools Act that are modified to less than 365 days.
3 Data by race/ethnicity exclude students with disabilities served only under Section 504 (not receiving services under IDEA).
NOTE: Student counts between 1 and 3 are displayed as 1-3 to protect student privacy. Detail may not sum to totals because of privacy protection routines applied to the data. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, Civil Rights Data Collection, "2011-12 Discipline Estimations by State." (This table was prepared November 2015.)

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