With an astonishing 653 suspensions, Prestige Academy had the highest suspension rate out of any Delaware charter school. 176 out of the school’s 287 enrolled students for the 2013-2014 school year were suspended, for a 61.3% rating. That means over 3/5ths of the school was suspended at one point in time during this school year. That is insanely high!
Moyer came in second, with a 60.97% suspension rate, 138 out of 227 students, with a total of 338 suspensions. The Delaware Department of Education ordered Moyer to close at the end of the 2014-2015 school year, despite a lawsuit by the City of Wilmington that was dismissed.
This makes the new Freire charter coming to town look like a mere detention! I’m sorry, if you are suspending that many kids at a charter school, maybe the problem isn’t the kids! Sounds like zero tolerance at Prestige and Moyer. Freire is the new charter opening up in the 2015-2016 year that will actually expel kids for bad behavior right off the bat. I’m sure a lot of kids will want to go to that school!