Education
Student Suspensions

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Source: New York State Education Department

What does this measure?

The number of students who were suspended from school for at least one full day, expressed as a percentage of total enrollment.

Why is this important?

Significant school suspensions can have negative effects on learning outcomes, attendance, and future behavior.

How is Westchester County performing?

In 2020, 2%, or nearly 2,400 students in Westchester County, were suspended from school for at least one day. This is a 62% decrease in the number of suspensions from 2015. Westchester's suspension rate is on par with the statewide rate and slightly above the 1% rates in Nassau, Putnam and Rockland counties. Westchester's decrease was the highest among the counties and larger than the state's 42% decline.

School districts with high rates of suspensions in 2020 include Mount Pleasant-Cottage Union Free School District at 15%, and Greenburgh-Graham Union Free School District at 10%.

Notes about the data

Data for school year 2017-18 is not available due to a change in the information technology system used by the state.

Student Suspensions
20152016201720192020
Westchester County4%3%3%3%2%
Nassau County3%2%2%2%1%
Putnam County2%2%2%3%1%
Rockland County2%2%2%2%1%
New York State3%3%3%3%2%
Westchester County School Districts
Ardsley Union Free School District1%2%1%2%1%
Briarcliff Manor Union Free School District0%0%1%1%1%
Bronxville Union Free School District1%1%2%0%0%
Byram Hills Central School District0%0%1%1%0%
Chappaqua Central School District0%0%0%1%1%
Mount Pleasant-Cottage Union Free School District25%34%35%26%15%
Croton-Harmon Union Free School District1%2%1%2%1%
Dobbs Ferry Union Free School District6%3%1%1%1%
Eastchester Union Free School District1%1%1%2%1%
Greenburgh Eleven Union Free School District47%30%29%27%38%
Edgemont Union Free School District0%0%0%1%0%
Elmsford Union Free School District1%2%2%1%1%
Greenburgh-Graham Union Free School District16%12%28%17%10%
Greenburgh Central School District3%4%3%2%2%
Harrison Central School District2%1%2%1%1%
Hastings-on-Hudson Union Free School District1%1%1%1%0%
Hawthorne-Cedar Knolls Union Free School District49%61%67%0%7%
Hendrick Hudson Central School District4%4%2%4%2%
Irvington Union Free School District1%1%1%2%1%
Katonah-Lewisboro Union Free School District1%1%1%1%0%
Lakeland Central School District1%2%2%2%1%
Mamaroneck Union Free School District1%1%0%1%1%
Bedford Central School District2%2%1%1%1%
Mount Vernon City School District7%8%7%7%5%
Mount Pleasant Central School District1%1%1%0%1%
New Rochelle City School District5%4%2%4%2%
North Salem Central School District1%1%0%1%1%
Ossining Union Free School District3%2%2%3%2%
Peekskill City School District10%6%6%6%5%
Pelham Union Free School District1%2%1%1%0%
Pleasantville Union Free School District1%1%0%1%1%
Pocantico Hills Central School District3%1%1%1%1%
Port Chester-Rye Union Free School District4%4%3%1%1%
Blind Brook-Rye Union Free School District0%0%0%0%0%
Rye City School District1%2%1%1%1%
Rye Neck Union Free School District2%1%0%1%1%
Scarsdale Union Free School District0%0%0%0%0%
Somers Central School District0%1%1%3%2%
Greenburgh-North Castle Union Free School District47%40%23%1%1%
The Tarrytowns Union Free School District3%4%2%1%1%
Tuckahoe Union Free School District1%2%2%2%1%
Valhalla Union Free School District1%0%1%2%2%
White Plains City School District3%6%6%3%2%
Yonkers City School District11%6%5%5%2%
Yorktown Central School District1%1%1%1%1%
Mount Pleasant-Blythedale Union Free School District0%0%0%

Source: New York State Education Department
Notes: Figures are percent of students suspended at least one day.




Number of Students Suspended
20152016201720192020
Westchester County6,3045,1814,1743,8682,379
Nassau County5,1854,8034,6414,4172,905
Putnam County303237308365198
Rockland County844947869997625
New York State91,49582,83982,35479,00453,284
Westchester County School Districts
Ardsley Union Free School District1542234820
Briarcliff Manor Union Free School District64121410
Bronxville Union Free School District9122615
Byram Hills Central School District7313145
Chappaqua Central School District1816152321
Mount Pleasant-Cottage Union Free School District5984715533
Croton-Harmon Union Free School District172693219
Dobbs Ferry Union Free School District8840221814
Eastchester Union Free School District3624385644
Greenburgh Eleven Union Free School District7650312627
Edgemont Union Free School District4852610
Elmsford Union Free School District71620108
Greenburgh-Graham Union Free School District3628382010
Greenburgh Central School District6376644240
Harrison Central School District6549543221
Hastings-on-Hudson Union Free School District181611135
Hawthorne-Cedar Knolls Union Free School District210213188015
Hendrick Hudson Central School District100102439954
Irvington Union Free School District2016193112
Katonah-Lewisboro Union Free School District3225363114
Lakeland Central School District8610411511665
Mamaroneck Union Free School District2834212945
Bedford Central School District7374623158
Mount Vernon City School District607671559530355
Mount Pleasant Central School District192226011
New Rochelle City School District538456219413215
North Salem Central School District1013398
Ossining Union Free School District13912110314391
Peekskill City School District319194196213168
Pelham Union Free School District2759382311
Pleasantville Union Free School District141872012
Pocantico Hills Central School District94243
Port Chester-Rye Union Free School District1821911623530
Blind Brook-Rye Union Free School District64663
Rye City School District3765462526
Rye Neck Union Free School District281081517
Scarsdale Union Free School District797235
Somers Central School District1321297944
Greenburgh-North Castle Union Free School District1381307442
The Tarrytowns Union Free School District76104463929
Tuckahoe Union Free School District132325209
Valhalla Union Free School District216122822
White Plains City School District188439436195117
Yonkers City School District2,8141,5271,2041,244613
Yorktown Central School District2632303333
Mount Pleasant-Blythedale Union Free School District000

Source: New York State Education Department
Notes: Figures are students suspended at least one day.








INDICATORS TREND | WESTCHESTER
Early Prenatal Care, by Mother's Race/Ethnicity 1
Increasing
Infant Mortality Rate, by Race/Ethnicity 10 Not Applicable*
Children with Elevated Blood Lead Levels 0
Maintaining
Children Receiving Subsidized Child Care -1
Decreasing
Children Living in Poverty, by Race/Ethnicity 1
Increasing
Disengaged Youth, Ages 16 to 19 -1
Decreasing
Single-Parent Families, by Race/Ethnicity 1
Increasing
Single Female-Headed Households 0
Maintaining
Contributions as a Percentage of Income 0
Maintaining
Voter Registration Rate 1
Increasing
Voter Participation Rate 1
Increasing
Serious Crimes -1
Decreasing
Victims of Domestic Violence -1
Decreasing
Arrest Rates, by Race/Ethnicity 10 Not Applicable*
Households With Internet Access, by Race/Ethnicity 10 Not Applicable*
Households without Vehicles -1
Decreasing
Means of Transportation to Work, by Race/Ethnicity -1
Decreasing
Air Quality 1
Increasing
Population Density 0
Maintaining
Water Quality of the Long Island Sound 1
Increasing
Open Space in Westchester County 1
Increasing
Change in Total Population 1
Increasing
Change in Population, by Race/Ethnicity 1
Increasing
Change in Population, by Age -1
Decreasing
People with Disabilities 1
Increasing
Language Diversity 1
Increasing
People 65 or Older Living Alone 1
Increasing
Change in Total Jobs -1
Decreasing
Change in Jobs by Sector 10 Not Applicable*
Business Ownership, by Race/Ethnicity 10 Not Applicable*
Average Salary by Sector 10 Not Applicable*
Median Household Income, by Race/Ethnicity 0
Maintaining
Female to Male Earnings Ratio 0
Maintaining
Unemployment Rate, by Race/Ethnicity 1
Increasing
People Living in Poverty -1
Decreasing
People Living in Poverty, by Race/Ethnicity 0
Maintaining
Seniors Living in Poverty 0
Maintaining
Seniors Living in Poverty, by Race/Ethnicity 1
Increasing
Food Insecurity -1
Decreasing
Households Receiving SNAP, by Race/Ethnicity 0
Maintaining
Public Assistance 0
Maintaining
People Receiving Supplemental Security Income 1
Increasing
Homeownership Rate, by Race/Ethnicity 1
Increasing
Cost of Homeownership, by Race/Ethnicity 10 Not Applicable*
Overall Housing Cost Burden -1
Decreasing
Cost of Rent, by Race/Ethnicity 10 Not Applicable*
Rent Burdened Households -1
Decreasing
Homelessness, by Race/Ethnicity 10 Not Applicable*
Homelessness, by Sex 10 Not Applicable*
Per-Student Spending 0
Maintaining
Student Suspensions -1
Decreasing
Student Performance on Grade 3 English, by Race/Ethnicity 1
Increasing
High School Cohort Graduation Rate, by Race/Ethnicity 1
Increasing
College Admission Rate, by Race/Ethnicity 1
Increasing
College Enrollment Rate, by Race/Ethnicity -1
Decreasing
Education Levels of Adults, by Race/Ethnicity 1
Increasing
People Without Health Insurance -1
Decreasing
Mortality Rate, by Race/Ethnicity 10 Not Applicable*
Mortality Rate from Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease, by Race/Ethnicity 10 Not Applicable*
Diabetes Mortality, by Race/Ethnicity 10 Not Applicable*
Suicide Rates, by Race/Ethnicity 10 Not Applicable*


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