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Suspensions

Variable Definitions:
Students Suspended: The percentage of enrolled students who are suspended at any point in a given school year. Students who are suspended multiple times are only counted once.

Students Suspended for Defiance Only: The percentage of enrolled students who are suspended at any point in a given school year, with a listed reason of “disruption”. This excludes suspensions that are give due to violence, weapons, or drugs.

Methodology Note: 

The original data comes at the school level. Our team geocoded the school locations to generate X/Y coordinates, then spatial joined each point to 2020 Census Tracts.

Source:
California Department of Education (CDE) Ed-Data/Data Quest

Years Available:
2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021

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