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Table 4.  Number and percentage of public schools reporting student threats of physical attack and incidents of robbery that occurred at school, the number of incidents, and the rate of incidents per 1,000 students, by selected school characteristics: School year 2003–04 (Table 4—Continued)


School characteristic Student threat of physical attack with a weapon1   Student threat of physical attack without a weapon1
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  6,952 9 19,160 0.4   42,609 53 566,015 12.1
                   
Level                  
Primary  3,424 7 8,564 0.4   22,125 45 199,252 8.8
Middle  1,711 12 5,002 0.5   9,824 68 203,411 20.8
High school  1,258 12 4,586 0.4   7,734 71 135,937 11.7
Combined  558 9 1,007 0.4   2,925 46 27,415 10.3
                   
Enrollment size                   
Less than 300  1,218 6 2,635 0.7   7,137 38 44,929 11.5
300–499  1,570 7 4,065 0.4   12,311 52 141,238 14.5
500–999  2,580 9 6,906 0.4   16,277 56 217,319 11.1
1,000 or more  1,585 18 5,554 0.4   6,884 77 162,529 12.1
                   
Urbanicity                   
City  2,139 11 6,993 0.5   11,546 58 172,053 12.7
Urban fringe  2,543 10 7,629 0.4   14,635 55 201,654 10.9
Town  781 8 1,841 0.4   4,989 52 57,798 11.7
Rural  1,489 6 2,697 0.3   11,439 47 134,511 13.8
                   
Crime level where
students live
                 
High  968 17 4,184 1.2   4,240 73 80,377 22.4
Moderate  1,788 12 4,646 0.5   9,238 60 190,319 19.0
Low  2,904 6 7,591 0.3   23,159 48 209,317 8.1
Mixed  1,292 12 2,739 0.4   5,971 56 86,003 12.1
                   
Percent minority
enrollment
                 
Less than 5 percent  1,212 7 1,846 0.3   8,967 53 75,833 10.6
5 to 20 percent  1,502 8 3,345 0.3   9,558 48 94,755 8.4
20 to 50 percent  1,573 9 4,864 0.4   10,065 57 125,183 11.3
50 percent or more  2,637 11 9,039 0.6   13,105 54 261,320 16.2
                   
Percent of students
eligible for free or
reduced-price lunch 
                 
0–20 percent  1,605 8 4,638 0.4   9,071 48 91,523 7.0
21–50 percent  1,986 7 5,639 0.3   15,382 54 185,752 11.5
More than 50 percent  3,360 10 8,883 0.5   18,156 55 288,740 16.5
                   
Percent of students
below 15th percentile on
standardized tests 
                 
0–5 percent  1,588 7 3,600 0.3   10,418 45 89,193 7.0
6–15 percent  2,592 8 8,022 0.4   18,773 56 269,117 13.5
More than 15 percent  2,772 12 7,539 0.5   13,418 57 207,705 14.8
                   
Percent of students likely
to attend college 
                 
0–35 percent  2,800 11 6,712 0.5   13,609 53 251,786 18.8
36–60 percent  1,772 8 4,144 0.3   12,496 56 146,970 11.2
More than 60 percent  2,380 7 8,304 0.4   16,504 51 167,260 8.3
                   
Percent of students who
consider academic
achievement important 
                 
0–25 percent  800 10 1,910 0.5   4,769 58 115,482 28.9
26–50 percent  1,765 10 3,906 0.4   9,405 54 132,076 14.1
51–75 percent  2,235 10 6,057 0.4   13,206 57 160,237 11.5
More than 75 percent  2,151 7 7,286 0.4   15,229 48 158,219 8.2
                   
Percent male enrollment                   
0–44 percent  391 7 3,017 1.1   2,217 40 28,093 10.4
45–55 percent  5,998 9 14,372 0.4   35,815 54 493,703 12.4
More than 55 percent  563 6 1,771 0.4   4,577 51 44,219 10.8
                   
Student-to-teacher ratio                  
Less than 12 students  2,883 8 5,634 0.4   17,503 49 178,174 11.7
12–16 students  2,438 8 8,207 0.4   16,611 56 234,481 12.0
More than 16 students  1,631 11 5,319 0.4   8,495 57 153,361 12.7
                   
Number of classroom
changes
                 
0–3 changes  1,316 6 2,665 0.3   9,447 45 101,779 10.1
4–6 changes  3,649 10 11,736 0.5   19,802 53 282,319 12.8
More than 6 changes  1,987 9 4,758 0.3   13,360 61 181,917 12.6
                   
Regular use of law
enforcement
                 
Regular use  4,087 11 11,377 0.4   22,475 62 344,961 12.6
No regular use  2,865 6 7,782 0.4   20,133 45 221,054 11.4
                   
Number of serious
discipline problems
                 
No problems  2,820 5 5,023 0.2   22,647 44 219,729 7.9
1 problem  1,779 12 5,498 0.6   9,506 65 125,696 14.3
2 problems  980 13 2,003 0.4   5,563 73 86,061 17.2
3 or more problems  1,373 21 6,636 1.3   4,893 75 134,529 26.2
                   
Transfers as a percentage
of enrollment10 
                 
0 to 6 percent  1,162 7 2,024 0.2   7,430 47 72,029 8.0
6 to 11 percent  1,518 9 3,592 0.4   8,623 49 108,641 11.3
11 to 21 percent  1,874 8 6,579 0.5   12,723 53 185,528 12.7
21 percent or more  2,399 10 6,965 0.5   13,832 60 199,817 14.7
                   
Prevalence of schoolwide
disruptions11 
                 
No disruptions  6,429 9 15,789 0.4   39,063 52 504,766 11.9
Any disruptions  523 10 3,371 0.8   3,545 70 61,249 13.7
                   
Percent of students
absent on a daily basis 
                 
0–2 percent  290 4 452 0.1   2,923 37 22,393 6.6
3–5 percent  3,375 8 8,260 0.3   22,473 50 263,152 10.7
6–10 percent  2,946 12 9,087 0.6   14,658 62 236,853 15.1
More than 10 percent  341 8 1,360 0.5   2,555 59 43,617 14.6
See notes at end of table.


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