How does your school handle discipline problems? This new ranking of Cobb County schools may surprise you.
A searchable database by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution allows users to see how their schools disciplined students during the 2014-15 academic school year.
The actions range from detention to juvenile or court referrals. Out-of-school suspensions in Cobb County high schools indicate "intermediate acts of misconduct" and usually result in up to a five-day expulsion from school, according to the student code of conduct.
There are 16 high schools in the Cobb County School District.
Here are the top five in Cobb County with the most out-of-school suspensions
1. Campbell High School (Smyrna): 673
Total student population: 2,433
2. McEachern High School (Powder Springs): 662
Total student population: 2,183
3. Pebblebrook High School (Mableton): 660
Total student population: 2,193
4. Osborne High School (Marietta): 612
Total student population: 1,887
5. Wheeler High School (Marietta): 380 (tie)
Total student population: 2,035
5. South Cobb High School (Austell): 380 (tie)
Total student population: 2,0351
While Campbell had the highest number of out-of-school suspensions, Pebblebrook, Wheeler and McEachern had more in-school suspensions.
When asked for comment, Campbell High School referred the Atlanta Journal-Constitution to the Cobb County School District communications office.
The department's assistant director declined to comment on specific schools and referred the AJC to the district's Board Policies and Administrative Rules webpage.
Campbell had one detention in the 2014-2015 academic year, compared with 32 at Pebblebrook and seven at Wheeler.
The Campbell student body is 85 percent minority, and two-thirds of students are considered economically disadvantaged, according to U.S. News and World Report. The other Cobb schools with a large number of suspensions also had high percentages of minority and economically disadvantaged students.
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