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Table 3.  Number and percentage of public schools reporting sexual and physical assaults that occurred at school, the number of sexual and physical assaults, and the rate of sexual and physical assaults per 1,000 students, by selected school characteristics: School year 2003–04 (Table 3—Continued)


School characteristic Rape or attempted rape1 Sexual battery other than rape2
Num-
ber of
schools
Per-
cent of
schools
Num-
ber of
incidents
Rate per
1,000
students
  Num-
ber of
schools
Per-
cent of
schools
Num-
ber of
incidents
Rate per
1,000
students
All public schools  643 1 841 #   2,395 3 5,412 0.1
                   
Level                  
Primary  # # # #   296 1 371 #
Middle  141 1 175 #   925 6 2,397 0.2
High school  372 3 536 #   997 9 2,426 0.2
Combined  130 2 130 #   177 3 219 0.1
                   
Enrollment size                   
Less than 300  88 # 88 #   289 2 289 0.1
300–499  108 # 180 #   194 1 228 #
500–999  126 # 151 #   966 3 1,616 0.1
1,000 or more  322 4 422 #   946 11 3,280 0.2
                   
Urbanicity                   
City  248 1 327 #   956 5 2,004 0.1
Urban fringe  177 1 241 #   820 3 2,521 0.1
Town  26 # 37 #   193 2 214 #
Rural  193 1 236 #   426 2 673 0.1
                   
Crime level where
students live
                 
High  85 1 123 #   291 5 725 0.2
Moderate  156 1 225 #   712 5 2,053 0.2
Low  321 1 395 #   1,111 2 1,575 0.1
Mixed  82 1 98 #   281 3 1,059 0.1
                   
Percent minority
enrollment
                 
Less than 5 percent  181 1 211 #   214 1 302 #
5 to 20 percent  84 # 122 #   355 2 468 #
20 to 50 percent  105 1 126 #   646 4 1,303 0.1
50 percent or more  261 1 369 #   1,113 5 3,211 0.2
                   
Percent of students
eligible for free or
reduced-price lunch 
                 
0–20 percent  107 1 157 #   480 3 841 0.1
21–50 percent  278 1 337 #   992 3 1,992 0.1
More than 50 percent  258 1 347 #   923 3 2,580 0.1
                   
Percent of students
below 15th percentile on
standardized tests 
                 
0–5 percent  150 1 191 #   369 2 666 0.1
6–15 percent  181 1 207 #   867 3 1,818 0.1
More than 15 percent  312 1 443 #   1,159 5 2,929 0.2
                   
Percent of students likely
to attend college 
                 
0–35 percent  202 1 279 #   726 3 2,364 0.2
36–60 percent  161 1 207 #   721 3 1,477 0.1
More than 60 percent  280 1 356 #   947 3 1,571 0.1
                   
Percent of students who
consider academic
achievement important 
                 
0–25 percent  70 1 89 #   285 3 899 0.2
26–50 percent  139 1 185 #   531 3 1,103 0.1
51–75 percent  149 1 220 #   903 4 1,979 0.1
More than 75 percent  285 1 347 #   676 2 1,432 0.1
                   
Percent male enrollment                   
0–44 percent  93 2 116 #   97 2 159 0.1
45–55 percent  515 1 665 #   2,191 3 4,552 0.1
More than 55 percent  36 # 60 #   106 1 701 0.2
                   
Student-to-teacher ratio                  
Less than 12 students  249 1 339 #   661 2 1,585 0.1
12–16 students  201 1 236 #   977 3 2,198 0.1
More than 16 students  193 1 266 #   757 5 1,629 0.1
                   
Number of classroom
changes
                 
0–3 changes  # # # #   41 # 48 #
4–6 changes  250 1 372 #   1,361 4 2,719 0.1
More than 6 changes  393 2 469 #   992 4 2,646 0.2
                   
Regular use of law
enforcement10 
                 
Regular use  590 2 768 #   1,875 5 4,488 0.2
No regular use  54 # 73 #   520 1 924 #
                   
Number of serious
discipline problems11 
                 
No problems  177 # 218 #   1,044 2 1,657 0.1
1 problem  241 2 250 #   472 3 757 0.1
2 problems  85 1 125 #   280 4 751 0.1
3 or more problems  140 2 248 #   599 9 2,248 0.4
                   
Transfers as a percentage
of enrollment12 
                 
0 to 6 percent  93 1 134 #   437 3 654 0.1
6 to 11 percent  172 1 205 #   382 2 645 0.1
11 to 21 percent  145 1 231 #   525 2 1,558 0.1
21 percent or more  233 1 271 #   1,050 5 2,556 0.2
                   
Prevalence of schoolwide
disruptions13 
                 
No disruptions  521 1 614 #   2,072 3 4,319 0.1
Any disruptions  123 2 227 0.1   323 6 1,093 0.2
                   
Percent of students
absent on a daily basis 
                 
0–2 percent  # # # #   71 1 159 #
3–5 percent  237 1 307 #   794 2 1,306 0.1
6–10 percent  310 1 414 #   1,190 5 3,310 0.2
More than 10 percent  96 2 120 #   340 8 637 0.2
See notes at end of table.


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