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Boys had almost double the rate of high school suspensions than girls in Illinois. During the 2007 academic year, girls in grades K-12 had a suspension rate of 5,783 per 100,000 girls, compared to a suspension rate of 11,205 for boys. However, from the 2002 academic year to the 2007 academic year, the suspension rate of girls increased 43 percent (Figure 10).

Figure 10
Rate of school suspensions in Illinois by gender, academic years 2002 to 2007

Line Chart: 2 Lines (Boys & Girls) Suspensions by Academic Year

Academic Year
01-02 02-03 03-04 04-05 05-06 06-07
Boys ~9,250 ~9,900 ~10,500 ~11,000 ~10,750 ~11,250
Girls ~4,000 ~4,250 ~5,250 ~5,750 ~5,700 ~5,900

Source: Illinois State Board of Education


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