A review of out of school suspensions (OSS) for Leon County middle schools during the 2017-2018 school year shows that Fairview Middle School leads the group with 194 suspensions. Fairview is followed by Nims (166) and Griffin (136).
The data, provided below, indicates that during 2017-2018 there were 906 OSS in nine middle schools for an average rate of 12.4% based on the middle school population of 7,311.
A review of school level data shows that Fairview, Nims, and Griffin all have OSS rates over 20%.
Nims’ 33.5% rate of OSS is approximately 2.7 times the district average and approximately 6 times the average rate reported by the lower suspension schools of RAA, Montford, Deerlake & Swiftcreek.
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.”