- Key findings
This report aims to make transparent the rates at which school discipline practices and policies impact Black students in every K-12 public school district in 13 Southern states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.
Nationally, 1.2 million Black students were suspended from K-12 public schools in a single academic year; 55 percent of those suspensions occurred in 13 Southern states. Tweet
Across the United States, 35 percent of all boys suspended and 34 percent of all boys expelled from K-12 public schools were Black. Blacks were 45 percent of girls suspended and 42 percent of girls expelled. Tweet
Mississippi had the highest percentage of Black boys who were suspended or expelled, 71.5 percent and 71.2 percent, respectively. Tweet
In 84 Southern school districts, 100 percent of students suspended were Black. Tweet