A review of out of school suspensions (OSS) for Leon County high schools during the 2017-2018 school year shows that Godby High School has significantly more suspensions than the other four high schools.
The data, provided below, indicates that during 2017-2018 there were 621 OSS for the five high schools for an average rate of 6.9% based on the high school population.
A review of school level data shows that Godby High School is clearly an outlier. Godby reported 240 OSS, the most among the five high schools. Godby’s OSS was 96 more than Lincoln with 144.
Godby’s rate of OSS is approximately 2.5 times the district average and approximately 5.5 times the rate reported at Chiles and Leon.
Leon County Schools Code of Conduct states that “Suspension, expulsion and exclusion are formal consequences and shall be employed only after parental/guardian assistance and all available school and support services have been unsuccessful in dealing with the student’s misconduct, or when the student’s conduct or conditions are disruptive to the learning environment, dangerous to the safety or welfare of other students or staff or if the situation is of an emergency nature.”