Suspension Rate Business Rules

Definition: Percent of students who have been suspended at least x times

Periodicity (time period): Ongoing - calculates as year-to-date (cumulative)

Default Cut Off: at least 1 suspension

Default Performance Levels:

Label Criteria
green No Suspensions green Suspension = 0
orange 1 Suspension orange Suspension = 1
red 2 or More Suspensions red Suspension ≥ 2

Possible Configurations:

  • Admin User: Which behavior responses should be included as suspensions can be configured in the Data Configurations Settings (e.g., in-school and out-of-school suspensions). See here for further guidance on how you can edit this configuration.
  • Schoolzilla support: Performance levels.

District and School Metric Calculation:

Suspension rate =  Number of students who have been suspended at least x times
Number of students enrolled1, 2, 3, 4


  1. Students who had an enrollment and attendance record in the current academic year, including exited students
  2. A school's suspension rate and count reflect suspensions earned at that school site.
  3. If a student is dual/concurrently enrolled, his/her suspensions would contribute to the school where the suspensions took place.
  4. The student records that are used to calculate the district suspension rate and count include all suspensions the student has received in the district, not just what was received in the current or selected school. See below logic.
    • The metric on District Profile/Our Schools uses a student's suspensions in the district.
    • The metric on School Profile uses a student's suspensions received in that school (including students who are no longer enrolled but were enrolled anytime that year).
    • The metric on Our Students/Student Profile shows a student's suspensions in the district (not just the current or selected school).

Student Level Metric: Total number of suspensions

Source: Student Information System (or behavior system, e.g., SWIS, Kickboard)

Update Frequency: Nightly


  • This metric may not match your state reporting calculation due to the fact Schoolzilla incorporates all students ever enrolled in the school year in this metric.  A student is considered as ever enrolled even if he/she was enrolled for only one day.
  • If two different systems that you have connected to Schoolzilla overlap in capturing suspensions (ex. a suspension is tracked in your student information system and the same suspension is tracked in Kickboard), Schoolzilla cannot differentiate between those events and will instead show them as duplicates. Schoolzilla Support can add a parameter to use only one system as a source of truth if preferred.