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Table 11.  Percentage of public high schools reporting that specified disciplinary actions were allowed, and used during the school year, by selected disciplinary actions: School year 2003–04

Disciplinary action Allowed Used during
the 2003–04
school year
Removal or transfer for at least the remainder of the year     
Removal with no continuing school services  70 35
Transfer to specialized school for disciplinary reasons1  82 63
Transfer to another regular school for disciplinary reasons  37 26
Removal with school-provided tutoring/at-home instruction  74 45
Suspension or removal for less than the remainder of the year     
Out-of-school suspension     
No curriculum services provided  85 80
Curriculum services provided  79 67
In-school suspension     
No curriculum services provided  14 10
Curriculum services provided  72 68
Provide instruction or counseling to reduce problems     
Referral to school counselor  97 97
Assigned to program designed to reduce disciplinary problems     
During school hours  59 56
Outside of school hours  41 36
Punishment or withdrawal of services     
Kept off school bus due to misbehavior  88 81
Corporal punishment  14 9
Put on school probation with threatened consequences
if another incident occurs 
82 79
Detention and/or Saturday school  91 89
Loss of student privileges  95 92
Require participation in community service  48 43
1 Specialized school was defined for respondents as "a school that is specifically for students who were referred for disciplinary reasons. The school may also have students who were referred for other reasons. The school may be at the same location as your school."
NOTE: Responses were provided by the principal or the person most knowledgeable about crime and safety issues at the school.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, School Survey on Crime and Safety (SSOCS), 2004.