Suspension rates run high in Youngstown, Warren schools

Suspension rates run high in Youngstown, Warren schools

Staff report


Ohio Department of Education records show high numbers of suspensions in the Mahoning Valley’s two largest school districts.

For the 2010-2011 school year, the most recent data available, the Youngstown district suspended 64 black students, 27 Hispanic students, 33 multi-racial and 21 white students. All of the numbers are per 100 students.

The district, which numbered 6,088 students that year, included 67 percent black, 10 percent Hispanic and 17 percent white. Ninety-two percent of district students are economically disadvantaged.

Warren saw suspensions for 99 black students, 83 Hispanic, 78 multiracial and 37 white.

The Warren district’s 5,368 students include 41 percent black, 2 percent Hispanic, 46 percent white and 75 percent economically disadvantaged.

All of the discipline numbers are per incident, meaning that one student could have been suspended more than once.

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