Find My School's Suspension Rate

Find My School's Suspension Rate

Here you will learn about Georgia's out-of-school suspension rates at the state, district, and school level. To search by school, first select the district and then select the desired school. These rates are calculated using discipline data reported annually by each school to its district office and then by the district to the State Department of Education.

The % represents the number of students who have had at least one out-of-school suspension in a school year and who fall within the selected subcategory.

At the state, district, and school level you may search by subcategories: grade, gender, race/ethnicity, and special education status. At the state and district levels, you may also view the state OSS rate by selecting the overview chart. At the school level, you may compare your schools’ OSS rate with the state average for schools at the same school level (elementary, middle, or high school) by selecting the school level chart.

Georgia's LGBTQ+ youth experience high rates of bullying, discrimination, and other victimization based on their identity. In our experience, these injustices lead to greater contact with school discipline and
juvenile justice systems, and likely a higher rate of exclusionary discipline [1]. Georgia Appleseed acknowledges that recognizing a student's gender identity improves well-being, and that many students do not identity as male or female.

Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) provides Georgia Appleseed with the discipline rate information in this toolkit. Unfortunately, GaDOE does not collect information that would allow us to determine the discipline rates for LGBTQ+ children. As a result, this toolkit only contains discipline information for male and female genders.

We will continue to advocate with GADOE and other state institutions to ensure that they recognize children for who they are and collect information about the experiences of LGBTQ+ students.



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1. See, “LGBTQ Student Victimization and its Relationship to School Discipline and Justice System Involvement,” Palmer, N.A. & Greytak, E.A., Criminal Justice Review (2017). Accessible at https://www.glsen.org/research/lgbtq-student-victimization-school-discipline.