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Referrals to Law Enforcement

The table below shows the total number of students referred to law enforcement for the school year broken down by student group. It also shows this broken down by student behavior and by school. Because the numbers of such students is small, the data is only displayed at the district level to protect student privacy. 
It is important to note that a “Referral to Law Enforcement” may include a student who was referred to law enforcement because they were a witness or had information about an incident or because staff determined that the student’s action in the event warranted the referral. To learn more about what constitutes a Referral to Law Enforcement or School-related Arrests, refer to the link above for Data Definitions.
To view the definitions used by the Office for Civil Rights in the biannual data collection see this document. 
Things to consider when viewing student discipline data: 
  • The District’s student discipline data is a reflection of the district's practices and not a reflection on any student group.
  • Be cognizant of your own biases when viewing data.
  • Look at the demographics data first to understand the population sizes represented in the data. 
  • Be aware that small student populations can cause large fluctuations in numbers and create large percentages for a small number of students. 
  • Use your mouse to roll over graphs and percents to see more detail.