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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

School Safety and Discipline

Attention: Given the impact of COVID-19, many metrics are unavailable or not comparable to prior data.

This website hosts only historical data from 2018, 2019, and 2020. Current 2021 DC School Report Card data and additional data and resources can be accessed here

Explore data related to disciplinary actions in DC.

This page reports information about discipline and school safety in DC, in accordance with the U.S. Department of Education's Civil Rights Data collection, including suspensions and expulsions for students, school related arrests, reported incidents of violence, bullying, and harassment.

2019 Rate of In-School Suspensions

Rate of students receiving in-school suspensions during the previous academic year.

2019 Number of In-School Suspensions: 1302

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2019 Rate of Out-of-School Suspensions

Rate of students receiving out-of-school suspensions during the previous academic year.

2019 Number of Out-of-School Suspensions: 10388

Metric performance details by student group

2019 Rate of Expulsions

Rate of students who were expelled during the previous academic year.

2019 Number of Expulsions: 83

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2019 Rate of School-Related Arrests

Rates of arrests of students for any activity conducted on school grounds, during off-campus school activities (including while taking school transportation), or due to a referral by any school official. All school-related arrests are considered referrals to law enforcement.

2019 Number of School-Related Arrests: 338

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2019 Rate of Incidents of Violence

Rate of students involved in incidents of violence that resulted in disciplinary actions (e.g., suspension).

2019 Number of Incidents of Violence: 5283

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2019 Rate of Bullying Incidents

Rate of bullying incidents that resulted in disciplinary actions (e.g., suspension).

2019 Number of Bullying Incidents: 189

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2019 Rate of Harassment Incidents

Rate of harrassment incidents that resulted in disciplinary actions (e.g., suspension).

2019 Number of Harassment Incidents: 123

Metric performance details by student group