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

Federal data on school discipline:

Data on school discipline, corporal punishment and more can be found at the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights website on this page: http://ocrdata.ed.gov/

State and national totals are statistical projections. Within each state you may find the data reported by your local school district if it was one of the 6,000 districts asked for hard data. If your district is not listed, it was not surveyed or failed to report survey data. Below is a guide for how you can search specific school districts on the Department of Education website: http://ocrdata.ed.gov/


Depending on whether you are searching for district survey results or results from a specific school, go to the “school search” or “district search” screen, fill out the form field, check the latest year of available data, and press “Search.”

On the menu option screen, click on the section marked: “DISCIPLINE.”

To find out the number of students receiving corporal punishment, choose from among the options on discipline – Discipline and Disability, Discipline of Students With Disabilities and Discipline of Students Without Disabilities.

Your district and school may be among those schools not included in the sample. You can also request a copy of your school district’s corporal punishment statistics (school building and district information) from previous years from the district board of education office. Corporal punishment data is public information.


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