Source: NWLC calculations of U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights, Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC), 2013-14 Public Use Data File available at CRDC Public Use Data file contains rounded or suppressed data to protect the identity of individuals and to prevent disclosure of protected information. For more information, see the Public-Use Data File User’s Manual for the 2013-14 Civil Rights Data Collection. District suspension rates are calculated for girls without a disability, so in some cases, overall school district suspension rates may be higher. District level data excludes charter schools, juvenile justice centers, alternative schools, and many vocational schools. Girls of color overall includes Black, Latina, Native American, Asian, and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander girls.
CRDC district level data was matched to a U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) 2013-14 school district shapefile from 2014, available at In some cases, the shapefile contained school districts where there was no match in the CRDC file. Those school districts are in white above. In other cases, the CRDC file contained multiple school district matches. In these few cases, NWLC selected the school district with the most students enrolled.