Selected SLC Research


Policy Analysis | September 1, 2011

What are the suspension rates for students in public elementary and secondary schools in SLC member states?

Projections for Student Populations and Total Suspensions

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State Student Population Total Suspensions Percentage
Alabama 742,516 75,088 10.1%
Arkansas 477,549 34,922 7.3%
Florida 2,790,109 291,819 10.5%
Georgia 1,625,594 143,558 8.8%
Kentucky 661,380 43,417 6.6%
Louisiana 654,915 67,776 10.3%
Mississippi 508,397 51,938 10.2%
Missouri 930,887 67,821 7.3%
North Carolina 1,391,611 149,784 10.8%
Oklahoma 637,663 31,164 4.9%
South Carolina 705,553 83,833 11.9%
Tennessee 1,013,464 73,376 7.2%
Texas 4,557,140 253,528 5.6%
Virginia 1,269,419 91,811 7.2%
West Virginia 301,341 30,754 10.2%
SLC Total 18,267,538 1,490,589 8.2%
U.S. Total 48,497,767 3,328,754 6.9%

Note: Suspension numbers are for students who are not classified as disabled under IDEA or Section 504.

Source: U.S. Department of Education