Data Snapshot: National Data on School Discipline by Race and Gender
In partnership with the RISE Research team at New York University, we are proud to release an analysis of the latest data collected by the US Department of Education on discipline disparities in public school.
Our analysis provides evidence that almost all girls of color are at a greater risk of receiving most types of discipline than white girls. For Black girls, the discipline gap is greater that between Black and white boys.
Compared to white girls, Black girls had:
- 4.19 times the risk of receiving out-of-school suspensions;
- 3.99 times the risk of expulsion;
- 3.66 times the risk of arrest at school;
- 2.17 times the risk of restraint; and
- 5.34 times the risk of transfer for disciplinary reasons.