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Student Exclusions 1999 - 2000

Exclusions by District

As shown in Table 11, over half of the 371 school districts reported no student exclusions for the 1999-00 school year. A total of 137 districts, or 37 percent, excluded students from school. One-quarter of the school districts reported between one and three exclusions. Nine percent of the school districts reported between four and nine student exclusions, and four percent, or 16 districts, reported ten or more student exclusions. This is a decrease from the prior year when 23 districts reported ten or more student exclusions.

Table 11. Distribution of School Districts
by Number of Exclusions
 1997-981998-991999-00
Number of Exclusions#%#%#%
0199562085722363
1-3912690258824
4-943124212339
10-1913414472
20-49314141
50-99212110
100 or more 313141
Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding.


The number of districts having ten or more student exclusions as shown in Table 12 has decreased from the previous year. The first seven districts are the same as last year, and each one except for Holyoke reported an increase in the number of students excluded during the 1999-00 school year. More than two-thirds of the districts in 1999-00 provided alternative education to 50 percent or more of their students.

Table 12. Districts with Ten or More Student Exclusions
1998-99
District # Per
1000
students
%
Alt.
Ed.
Springfield234990
Boston147224
Worcester118 5 100
Lawrence82 7 96
Holyoke73 10 36
Lowell24 1 79
Quincy 24 3 67
Framingham 21 3 86
Revere 21 3 76
Fitchburg 18 3 72
Gr. Lawrence RVT 18 13 28
Dennis-Yarmouth 15 3 53
Chicopee 14 2 7
Assabet Valley 14 17 43
Cambridge 13 2 100
Wareham 13 4 85
Gloucester 12 3 42
Methuen 12 2 25
New Bedford 12 1 92
Peabody 12 2 83
Tewksbury 11 3 55
Southern Berkshire 11 10 82
Northeast Metro Voc. 11 10 64
1999-00
District # Per
1000
students
%
Alt.
Ed.
Springfield 358 14 85
Boston 180 3 55
Worcester 137 5 99
Lawrence 118 9 97
Holyoke 58 8 36
Lowell 40 2 83
Quincy 37 4 46
Chicopee 29 4 17
Revere 25 4 68
Assabet Valley 18 21 44
Peabody 17 3 65
New Bedford 14 1 93
Greenfield 13 5 100
Plymouth 13 1 31
Cambridge 10 1 100
Dennis-Yarmouth10 2 50
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
 
  
Rates of student exclusions per 1000 students enrolled (as of October 1) are rounded to nearest whole numbers.


Although some districts may have excluded more than ten students from school, due to their large total enrollment, they had fewer than four exclusions per 1000 students enrolled in the district. Other districts had fewer than ten student exclusions, but had four or more exclusions per 1000 students because they had smaller total enrollments. As illustrated in Table 13, there were 17 districts reporting four or more student exclusions per 1000 students in 1999-00 compared to 23 districts in 1998-99.

Table 13. Districts with Four or More
Student Exclusions per 1000 Students
1998-99
District # Per
1000
students
%
Alt.
Ed.
Assabet Valley141743
No. Berkshire Voc.613 17
Acad. of Pac. Rim Cht.213 50
Gr. Lawrence RVT1813 28
Southern Berkshire1110 82
Holyoke731036
Northeast Metro Voc. 1110 64
Springfield 2349 90
Lowell Middlesex Cht. 19 0
So. Worcester Cnty VT 88 88
Seven Hills Charter 58 100
South Shore RVT 47 100
Lawrence 827 96
Rising Tide Charter 160
Cape Cod Light. Cht. 16 100
Old Colony RVT 36 100
Ware 75 43
Gr. New Bedford 95 22
Worcester 1185 100
North Shore Reg. Voc. 25 50
North Brookfield 34 67
Wareham 134 85
Winchendon 74 0
1999-00
District # Per
1000
students
%
Alt.
Ed.
Assabet Valley 1821 44
Springfield 35814 85
Lawrence 1189 97
Holyoke 588 36
Gr. Lawrence RVT 97 56
So. Shore Charter Sch. 26 50
Greenfield 135 100
Worcester 1375 99
Acad. of Pac. Rim Cht. 15 0
City On A Hill Cht. 15 0
Southern Berkshire 65 100
Chicopee 294 17
Quincy 374 46
Revere 254 68
Concord-Carlisle 44 100
So. Worcester Cty. VT 44 100
Whittier Voc. 54 0
   
   
   
 
 
  
 
 
  
 
 
  
Rates of student exclusions per 1000 students enrolled (as of October 1) are rounded to nearest whole numbers.



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