N.O.’s Expulsion Rate Below State Average

New Orleans’ Expulsion Rate is Below the State Average

In 2014-15, the Student Hearing Office worked with schools, students, and advocates to refine expulsion policies for New Orleans. Discipline conferences are now used as an intervention prior to expulsion and are keeping more students in school. Additionally, student offenses are tiered based on severity of behavior to better differentiate consequences.

The Results:

  • The number of expulsions fell from 231 to 199, even as student enrollment across the city increased.
  • The expulsion rate dropped from 0.52% to 0.43%.
  • New Orleans’ expulsion rate is now below the 2014 state average.
 
Expulsion Rate*
New Orleans
0.43%
State
0.50%


*State data is from 2013-14 year. The state has not completed its full 2014-15 data entry and verification.

Expulsion Rates by District

District 2014-2015 2013-2014 Change
# Students # Expelled Rate # Students # Expelled Rate Change in # Change in Rate
RSD
30,487 145 0.48% 30,220 198 0.66% – 53 – 27%
OPSB
13,335 47 0.35% 12,514 29 0.23% + 18 + 52%
OPSB Charter
10,008 17 0.17% 9,466 4 0.04% + 13 + 302%
OPSB Direct Run
3,327 30 0.90% 3,048 25 0.82% + 5 + 10%
BESE 1,981 7 0.35% 1,572 4
TOTAL
45,803 199 0.43% 44,306 231 0.52% – 32 – 17%

Shout Outs!

Eight schools significantly lowered their number of expulsions (by 4 or more).

School 2015 # Expelled 2014 # Expelled Change
Crescent Leadership Academy
7 23 – 16
Algiers Technology Academy 4 16 – 12
CA: Sci Academy 4 16 – 12
McDonogh #42 Elementary Charter School 4 13 – 9
CA: G.W. Carver Collegiate Academy 3 10 – 7
KIPP Leadership 2 7 – 5
CA: G.W. Carver Preparatory Academy 3 7 – 4
McDonogh #35 Academy 7 11 – 4

Download Expulsion Rates for All New Orleans Schools (xlsx).

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