U.S. Statistics on Corporal Punishment by State and Race

Find the number of students paddled in your district

What Parents Can Do

What Can Kids Do About Paddling?

Corporal punishment policies
in the largest 100 U.S. school districts


U.S. Organizations Opposed to School Corporal Punishment

Newspaper Editorials

Facts vs. Opinions: School Corporal Punishment

Study: Paddling vs ACT Scores and Civil Immunity Legislation

Legislative and Grass Roots Strategies

Alternatives to School Corporal Punishment

Arguments Against Corporal Punishment

What Teens Can Do

Model State Board of Education Resolution on Banning Corporal Punishment

African American leaders call
for a ban on school corporal punishment

Forming a Coalition to Abolish
in Your School or State


Corporal Punishment Policies
in Catholic Schools


Children speak out about spanking in public schools

Ten Things We Know About Corporal Punishment

How corporal punishment was banned in Ohio public schools

A School Administrator's Testimony Against Paddling

The Paddle and The
Damage Done


To Parents of
Victimized Students

98 of the 100 largest school districts in the U.S. Making
10,385,209 children protected from corporal punishment.
New York City, NY Fresno, CA Washoe County, NV Portland, OR
Los Angeles, CA Austin, TX Oakland, CA Sacramento, CA
Chicago, IL Orleans Parish, LA Prince William County, VA San Bernardino, CA
Miami-Dade, FL Virginia Beach, VA East Baton Rouge Parish, LA Knox County, TN
Broward County, FL Cleveland, OH Fort Bend, TX Chesterfield County, VA
Clark County, NV Anne Arundel County, MD Fulton County, GA Jefferson Parish, LA
Houston, TX Mesa, AZ Mobile County, AL North East (San Antonio), TX
Philadelphia, PA Jordan, UT Columbus, OH Cumberland County, NC
Hawaii, HI Granite, UT Northside (San Antonio), TX San Juan (Carmichael), CA
Detroit, MI Brevard County, FL Cypress Fairbanks, TX Pasco County, FL
Fairfax County, VA Washington, D.C. Guilford County, NC Anchorage, AK
Palm Beach County, FL De Kalb County, GA Boston, MA Minneapolis, MN
Orange County, FL Cobb County, GA El Paso, TX Garden Grove, CA
San Diego, CA Long Beach, CA Tucson, AZ Wichita, KS
Montgomery County, MD Jefferson County, CO Volusia County, FL Elk Grove, CA
Prince George's County, MD Albuquerque, NM Seminole County, FL Seattle, WA
Gwinnett County, GA Fort Worth, TX Santa Ana, CA Alpine, UT
Baltimore County, MD Milwaukee, WI San Francisco, CA Clayton County, GA
Charlotte-Mecklenburg, NC Jefferson County, KY Greenville County, SC Cincinnati, OH
Baltimore (City of), MD Atlanta, GA Davis, UT Ysleta (El Paso), TX
Wake County, NC San Antonio, TX Arlington, TX Buffalo, NY
Memphis, TN St. Paul, MN Lee County, FL Omaha, NB
Pinellas County, FL Denver, CO Nashville-Davidson County, TN Dallas, TX
Duval County, FL Plano, TX Polk County, FL Aldine ISD, TX
Hillsborough County, FL Shelby County, TN

Within the Largest 100 U.S. School Districts 146,399 Students
in the Following Districts are Not Protected from paddling
Garland, TX Caddo Parish, LA
Source: Center for Effective Discipline, Columbus, OH Sept. 2013, 2008
*Numbers Based on 2000-2001 District Enrollment Data


The Center For Effective Discipline