Education

8.

Suspensions that are limited to serious offenses, not "willful defiance"

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57%
58%57%57%58%63%59%

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Alameda1367%
73%64%67%70%69%67%
Alpine5341%NANA100%83%NANA22%
Amador3854%
59%47%56%57%42%59%
Butte3954%
53%55%54%58%61%50%
Calaveras470%
69%70%69%80%50%78%
Colusa2461%
45%59%64%66%100%80%
Contra Costa4052%
53%52%61%48%61%58%
Del Norte5628%
53%30%28%33%12%31%
El Dorado4350%
67%48%51%49%56%50%
Fresno2661%
60%61%57%64%66%61%
Glenn1567%
35%60%75%75%67%86%
Humboldt3258%58%54%57%50%72%61%
Imperial5727%
60%26%29%15%18%43%
Inyo1268%68%63%67%50%0%73%
Kern4450%50%46%57%51%54%50%
Kings4748%
43%47%52%48%47%47%
Lake2860%
56%58%60%62%61%63%
Lassen868%
63%67%67%70%83%74%
Los Angeles2959%
60%59%58%60%65%61%
Madera3556%
61%56%58%53%65%65%
Marin1866%
55%63%68%68%69%71%
Mariposa3755%55%63%54%38%50%53%
Mendocino5144%
32%38%46%40%31%48%
Merced2561%
49%60%62%70%67%60%
Modoc4848%
59%60%42%48%100%47%
Mono769%
43%70%75%NANA63%
Monterey5242%
54%39%53%48%45%71%
Napa3158%
76%59%55%56%73%60%
Nevada1766%
52%52%68%79%67%64%
Orange1168%
66%67%67%69%73%67%
Placer3358%
39%52%60%54%62%63%
Plumas968%
60%72%73%50%100%34%
Riverside1068%
60%67%70%67%71%67%
Sacramento4152%
53%53%45%56%61%55%
San Benito180%
84%79%85%83%75%76%
San Bernardino2361%
64%59%64%66%67%67%
San Diego2063%
57%60%69%61%68%66%
San Francisco275%
74%76%77%72%81%72%
San Joaquin4549%
48%47%50%51%47%54%
San Luis Obispo2262%
55%57%65%64%67%75%
San Mateo1667%
61%65%67%75%71%64%
Santa Barbara3457%
61%56%60%47%64%68%
Santa Clara669%
60%66%72%69%79%70%
Santa Cruz372%
49%71%72%70%83%74%
Shasta5438%
41%25%44%20%32%41%
SierraNANANA67%NANANANANA
Siskiyou569%
52%68%70%67%50%69%
Solano5045%
59%43%51%43%50%55%
Sonoma4648%
49%48%48%43%50%52%
Stanislaus4946%
56%45%47%52%46%51%
Sutter4250%
58%45%54%59%55%59%
Tehama1467%
54%69%65%87%70%67%
Trinity3059%
67%57%61%43%NA55%
Tulare2761%
64%59%66%62%58%67%
Tuolumne5535%
60%29%35%39%32%48%
Ventura2162%
63%66%51%66%60%65%
Yolo1963%
49%61%66%73%65%73%
Yuba3656%
53%56%56%51%56%57%

Notes

8. Suspensions that are limited to serious offenses, not "willful defiance"Includes the percentage of suspensions that are not the result of willful defiance, as a percentage of all suspensions. The designation of “willful defiance” is problematic because of its ambiguity. While there are no clear criteria for offenses that constitute willful defiance, it can include disruptive behavior, such as eye rolling, coming to class late or talking back to a teacher. Children Now analysis of data from California Department of Education, DataQuest, data on total suspensions and total suspensions coded as willful defiance, 2010-11 and 2012-13 (July 2014).

NA (Not Available)Data that are not available are noted as NA. The most frequent reasons for NAs include the unavailability of longitudinal data, fewer than 10 cases (low number events), and statistically unstable estimates.

*Data that are created from a 3-year average or a larger confidence interval are noted with an asterisk (*).

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