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Table 25.  Percentage of public schools reporting use of specified school practices: School year 2005–06
School practice  Percent of Schools  
Require visitors to sign or check in  98  
Control access to school buildings during school hours1  85  
Control access to school grounds during school hours2  41  
     
Require students to pass through metal detectors each day  1  
Require visitors to pass through metal detectors  1  
Perform one or more random metal detector checks on students  5  
     
Close the campus for most or all students during lunch  66  
Use one or more random dog sniffs to check for drugs  23  
Perform one or more random sweeps for contraband, but not including dog sniffs3  13  
     
Require drug testing for athletes  5  
Require drug testing for students in extracurricular activities other than athletics  3  
Require drug testing for any other students  3  
     
Require students to wear uniforms  14  
Enforce a strict dress code  55  
Provide school lockers to students  51  
     
Require clear book bags or ban book bags on school grounds  6  
Require students to wear badges or picture IDs  6  
Require faculty and staff to wear badges or picture IDs  48  
     
Use one or more security cameras to monitor the school  43  
Provide telephones in most classrooms  67  
Provide two-way radios to any staff  71  
Prohibit all tobacco use on school grounds  90  
1 Examples of controlled access to school buildings provided to respondents were locked or monitored doors.
2 Examples of controlled access to school grounds provided to respondents were locked or monitored gates.
3 Examples of contraband provided to respondents were drugs or weapons.
NOTE: Responses were provided by the principal or the person most knowledgeable about crime and safety issues at the school.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), 2005–06 School Survey on Crime and Safety (SSOCS), 2006.


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