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Homeless Suspension Count by Most Serious Offense

The latest DataQuest report on California's homeless youth suspension count by most serious offense category disaggregated by ethnicity.

This report displays the 2019–20, K–12 public school total count of suspension outcomes for homeless students involved in one or more incident by ethnicity. Although a student may have committed multiple offenses as part of a single incident, each student is only counted once per incident for which they were disciplined.

PLEASE BE ADVISED: As a result of the statewide physical school closures that occurred in February/March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2019–20 suspension and expulsion data are not comparable to similar data from other academic years; however, the California Department of Education (CDE) has determined that these data are valid and reliable for the period of time that schools were physically open during the 2019–20 academic year. For more information about the impact of COVID-19 on data reporting for the 2019–20 academic year, please visit the CDE COVID-19 and Data Reporting webpage.

Ethnicity Enrollment Suspensions Incident
(Injury)
Incident
(No Injury)
Possession Related Defiance Only Other Reasons
African American
21,866
4,101
705
2,314
71
296
568
147
American Indian or Alaska Native
1,891
285
32
125
10
63
49
6
Asian
6,909
140
18
72
5
26
10
9
Filipino
3,332
63
6
35
3
13
4
2
Hispanic or Latino
174,436
10,514
1,431
4,925
430
2,213
1,118
397
Pacific Islander
1,521
121
24
53
5
14
19
6
White
25,846
2,550
353
1,182
97
542
278
98
Two or More Races
7,080
835
142
438
17
101
102
35
Not Reported
1,745
148
24
86
4
21
7
6
Total
244,626
18,757
2,735
9,230
642
3,289
2,155
706


For greater filtering capabilities please visit the DataQuest report, 2019–20 Suspension Count by Most Serious Offense and follow these steps:

  • Select "Report Options and Filters" to narrow the data report
    • Under "Report Selection", the Report Type, County, and Year can be changed as desired.
    • Under "Report Filters", the School Type, Gender, English Learner, Disability can be selected as desired
    • Under "Program Subgroups" select "Homeless"

Source: Discipline and Cumulative Enrollment data are submitted and certified by local educational agencies (LEAs) and/or charter schools as part of the annual California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS) End of Year (EOY) 3 submission.

Questions: Data Reporting Office | dro@cde.ca.gov | 916-327-0219 
Last Reviewed: Tuesday, July 6, 2021
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