WV School Discipline/Suspensions Summary July 2022

The issue of excessive school discipline and suspensions of certain groups of students is emerging back into the public square in West Virginia. The reason for the re-emergence of this issue is the recent release of the 2022 State School Discipline Report by the WV Department of Education on July 24, 2022. Although the Report can be difficult to understand, it does contain important information. Following are some Key Highlights from the Report:

Key Highlights

  1. Over 32,000 student school suspensions from WV’s Public schools during the 2021-
    2022 school year (SY).
  2. 70% or over 22,000 of all student school suspensions were low income students during
    the 2020-21 SY.
  3. Black students are suspended at a rate 2.45 times their representation in the student
    population.
  4. Multiracial students are suspended at a rate 1.34 times their representation in the
    student population.
  5. Students with Disabilities are suspended at a rate 1.8 times their representation in the
    student population
  6. Low SES income Students are suspended at a rate 1.4 times their representation in the
    student population.
  7. Students in Foster Care are suspended at a rate 3.1 times their representation in the
    student population.
Facebook
Twitter