STATISTICAL BREAKDOWN BY RACE

The U.S. Department of Education's overall data set includes 42 million students in about 72,000 schools. Black students were overrepresented in disciplinary actions schools took in the 2009-10 school year.

Out-of-School Suspensions

Total: 3,727,285

Expulsions

Total: 72,135

All Students in Data Collection

Total: 42,237,135

NOTE: Figures may not total 100 percent because of rounding.

STATISTICAL BREAKDOWN BY SCHOOL

An Education Week analysis of data reported to the U.S. Department of Education found that these schools had the highest proportions of students suspended or expelled in the 2009-10 school year. The analysis looked at schools with at least 300 students. You can also search and view all available data.

20 SCHOOLS WITH THE HIGHEST SUSPENSION RATE

20 SCHOOLS WITH THE HIGHEST EXPULSION RATE

* When contacted by Education Week, spokesmen for the Hartford, Conn., school district and the Adams 12 Five Star school system in Colorado expressed substantial questions about the validity of data the districts submitted to the U.S. Department of Education. They had not formally sought changes from the Education Department as of press time in early December.

** Westside Middle was a Memphis district school in 2009-10. In 2012, it became a part of the Achievement School District in Tennessee.

*** After learning of the ranking of Northwestern High School, the Maple, Wis., school district said it discovered a reporting error in its data provided to the office for civil rights and was working to correct the data. The North Carolina Department of Education said that Madison Middle School provided incorrect data to the OCR and was working to correct the data. The Texas Education Agency said it found that all of the data submitted to the office for civil rights by the Lampasas school district was incorrect and it was working to correct the data.

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