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Table 7.  Mean number of full-time and part-time security staff per school where security staff are present at least once a week, by type of security staff and selected school characteristics: School year 2009–10
 
Security guards or security personnel1 School Resource Officers2 Sworn law enforcement officers3 School Resource Officers and sworn law enforcement officers 2,3
School characteristic Full time   Part time   Full time   Part time   Full time   Part time   Full time   Part time
All public schools  1.0   0.4   0.6   0.5   0.1   0.2   0.7   0.8  
                                 
Level4                                 
Primary school  0.5   0.4   0.3   0.6     0.2   0.3   0.8  
Middle school  0.7   0.3   0.7   0.6   0.1   0.2 ! 0.8   0.8  
High school  2.0   0.6   0.9   0.4   0.2   0.3   1.1   0.7  
Combined school  0.7   0.4 ! 0.5   0.4     0.3   0.6   0.7  
                                 
Enrollment size                                 
Less than 300  0.5   0.2 ! 0.4   0.5   0.1 ! 0.3   0.5   0.7  
300–499  0.6   0.3   0.3   0.6   #   0.2   0.4   0.8  
500–999  0.7   0.4   0.6   0.7   0.1   0.3   0.6   0.9  
1,000 or more  2.2   0.7   1.0   0.3   0.2   0.3   1.2   0.6  
                                 
Urbanicity                                 
City  1.5   0.5   0.7   0.5   0.1   0.2   0.9   0.7  
Suburb  1.1   0.5   0.5   0.5   0.1   0.3   0.6   0.8  
Town  0.4   0.2   0.5   0.6   0.1 ! 0.1   0.6   0.7  
Rural  0.4   0.3   0.6   0.7   #   0.3   0.6   1.0  
                                 
Percent White enrollment                                 
More than 95 percent  0.2   0.3   0.4   0.5   0.1 ! 0.2 ! 0.4   0.7  
More than 80 to 95 percent  0.6   0.4   0.5   0.6   0.1   0.4   0.6   1.0  
More than 50 to 80 percent  0.7   0.3   0.7   0.5   0.1   0.2   0.8   0.7  
50 percent or less  1.5   0.5   0.6   0.6   0.1   0.2   0.7   0.8  
                                 
Percent of students eligible for                                 
free or reduced-price lunch                                 
0–20 percent  1.0   0.5   0.7   0.4   0.1   0.2   0.8   0.6  
21–50 percent  0.8   0.5   0.5   0.7   0.1   0.3   0.6   1.0  
More than 50 percent  1.0   0.4   0.6   0.5   0.1   0.2   0.7   0.7  
# Rounds to zero.
!Interpret data with caution. The standard error for this estimate is from 30 percent to 50 percent of the estimate’s value.
‡ Reporting standards not met. The standard error for this estimate is equal to 50 percent or more of the estimate's value.
1 Security guards or security personnel does not include law enforcement.
2 School Resource Officers include all career law enforcement officers with arrest authority, who have specialized training and are assigned to work in collaboration with school organizations.
3 Sworn law enforcement includes sworn law enforcement officers who are not School Resource Officers.
4 Primary schools are defined as schools in which the lowest grade is not higher than grade 3 and the highest grade is not higher than grade 8. Middle schools are defined as schools in which the lowestgrade is not lower than grade 4 and the highest grade is not higher than grade 9. High schools are defined as schools in which the lowest grade is not lower than grade 9 and the highest grade is nothigher than grade 12. Combined schools include all other combinations of grades, including K–12 schools.
NOTE: Estimates presented in this table represent the 43 percent of public schools that reported having security guards, security personnel, or sworn law enforcement officers present at least once a week.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), 2009–10 School Survey on Crime and Safety (SSOCS), 2010.


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