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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 200708 (Table 4—Continued)

  Student threat of physical
attack with a weapon1 
  Student threat of physical
attack without a weapon1
School characteristic  Num-
ber of schools
  Per-
cent of schools
  Num-
ber of incidents
  Rate per 1,000 students  Num-
of schools
  Per-
cent of schools
  Num-
ber of incidents
  Rate per 1,000 students  
All public schools  7,740   9   20,260   #   39,660   48   461,910   10  
                                 
Level3                                
Primary  4,160   9   9,820   #   18,670   38   185,030   8  
Middle  1,790   12   6,310   1   10,170   66   142,970   15  
High school  1,400   12   3,670   #   8,040   67   100,340   8  
Combined  390 ! 6 ! 450 ! #   2,780   42   33,570 ! 13 !
                                 
Enrollment size                                 
Less than 300  1,270   7   2,310 ! 1   6,940   36   57,950   14  
300–499  1,910   8   4,780   #   9,520   39   96,050   10  
500–999  3,300   11   7,890   #   16,220   54   194,900   10  
1,000 or more  1,260   14   5,280   #   6,980   75   113,010   8  
                                 
Urbanicity                                 
City  2,150   10   5,560   #   11,970   56   168,450   12  
Suburb  2,170   9   5,800   #   10,870   45   124,370   7  
Town  1,280   11   4,690   1   5,680   48   63,410   11  
Rural  2,150   8   4,210   #   11,140   43   105,680   9  
                                 
Crime level where students live4                                
High  550 ! 9 ! 1,720 ! #   3,760   60   68,580   20  
Moderate  2,100   12   7,670   1   9,630   56   141,970   14  
Low  3,900   8   8,180   #   20,750   42   176,510   7  
Mixed  1,190   11   2,700   #   5,520   53   74,850   10  
                                 
Percent of combined Black/African
    American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian,
    Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific
    Islander, and American Indian/
    Alaska Native students
                               
Less than 5 percent  1,460   11   2,740   1   6,340   46   49,330   9  
5 to less than 20 percent  1,680   8   3,990   #   9,480   44   80,770   7  
20 to less than 50 percent  1,380   7   4,010 ! #   9,530   47   118,020   9  
50 percent or more  3,220   12   9,530   1   14,310   52   213,800   12  
                                 
Percent of students eligible for
   free or reduced-price lunch
                               
0–20 percent  1,320   8   2,240   #   7,560   43   53,720   4  
21–50 percent  2,730   9   6,930   #   13,820   46   141,950   8  
More than 50 percent  3,690   10   11,090   1   18,280   52   266,230   14  
                                 
Percent of students below
   15th percentile on
   standardized tests
                               
0–5 percent  2,000   7   4,020   #   11,690   40   103,950   7  
6–15 percent  3,370   10   8,510   #   15,860   48   191,440   10  
More than 15 percent  2,370   11   7,730   1   12,110   57   166,520   13  
                                 
Percent of students likely
   to attend college
                               
0–35 percent  2,360   11   6,880   1   10,970   53   167,680   16  
36–60 percent  1,920   9   4,940   #   12,580   56   144,550   11  
More than 60 percent  3,460   9   8,450   #   16,110   41   149,680   6  
                                 
Percent of students who
   consider academic
   achievement important
                               
0–25 percent  680   13   1,810 ! 1   2,870   53   63,910   23  
26–50 percent  2,330   17   6,650   1   8,020   57   98,860   13  
51–75 percent  2,180   9   5,010   #   13,290   54   151,630   11  
More than 75 percent  2,540   7   6,790   #   15,470   40   147,510   6  
                                 
Percent male enrollment                                 
0–44 percent  320 ! 4 ! 850 ! #   3,080   39   33,970   9  
45–55 percent  6,670   10   17,450   #   32,330   50   359,550   9  
More than 55 percent  750 ! 7 ! 1,960 ! #   4,260   42   68,390   15  
                                 
Student-to-FTE ratio5                                
Less than 12 students  3,620   9   10,660   1   18,940   45   209,570   11  
12–16 students  2,700   10   6,160   #   13,950   49   161,070   9  
More than 16 students  1,430   12   3,440   #   6,770   55   91,270   10  
                                 
Number of classroom
   changes6
                               
0–3 changes  1,390   6   3,510   #   8,380   38   93,380   10  
4–6 changes  3,470   10   9,650   #   16,900   47   186,760   8  
More than 6 changes  2,880   12   7,110   #   14,390   58   181,770   12  
                                 
Regular use of law
   enforcement7
                               
Regular use  4,010   10   12,400   #   21,710   56   297,920   10  
No regular use  3,730   8   7,860   #   17,960   40   163,990   9  
                                 
Number of serious
   discipline problems8
                               
No problems  3,480   6   6,650   #   22,590   40   192,230   6  
1 problem  2,580   16   6,660   1   10,010   62   119,640   12  
2 problems  900   17   2,540 ! 1   3,450   66   52,600   15  
3 or more problems  780   16   4,410 ! 1   3,610   75   97,440   25  
                                 
Transfers as a percentage
   of enrollment9
                               
Less than 6 percent  1,650   9   3,020   #   7,340   40   71,400   7  
6 to less than 11 percent  1,880   11   5,260   1   7,980   48   81,730   9  
11 to less than 21 percent  2,330   9   6,290   #   11,960   47   126,820   9  
21 percent or more  1,880   8   5,680   #   12,390   55   181,970   14  
                                 
Prevalence of schoolwide
   disruptions10
                               
No disruptions  6,830   9   17,710   #   35,230   46   385,850   9  
Any disruptions  910   15   2,550   #   4,440   71   76,060   15  
                                 
Percent of students
   absent on a daily basis 
                               
0–2 percent  650 ! 8 ! 1,040 ! #   3,430   44   29,530   8  
3–5 percent  3,620   8   10,860   #   18,900   43   205,060   8  
6–10 percent  2,960   12   7,300   #   14,080   55   178,080   11  
More than 10 percent  510   10   1,060   #   3,250   64   49,240   15  
See notes at end of table.


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