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Table 4.  Number and percentage of public primary 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
Number of schools Percent of schools Number of incidents Rate per 1,000 students   Number of schools Percent of schools Number of incidents Rate per 1,000 students
All public schools  3,424 7 8,564 0   22,125 45 199,252 9
                   
Enrollment size                   
Less than 300  535 4 750 0   4,236 34 27,830 11
300–499  1,201 7 3,513 1   8,899 51 72,099 10
500–999  1,356 8 3,914 0   8,064 46 82,809 7
1,000 or more  331 24 387 0   926 68 16,514 11
                   
Urbanicity                   
City  1,242 9 3,122 0   6,863 51 70,412 10
Urban fringe  1,262 7 3,659 0   7,585 45 73,756 9
Town  379 7 790 0   1,978 39 18,107 9
Rural  541 4 993 0   5,699 43 36,977 8
                   
Crime level where students live3                   
High  599 15 2,340 1   2,806 70 42,948 22
Moderate  978 11 1,744 0   4,754 52 48,416 11
Low  1,045 4 2,827 0   11,493 39 75,717 6
Mixed  802 12 1,653 1   3,071 47 32,172 10
                   
Percent minority enrollment4                   
Less than 5 percent  418 5 550 0   4,170 45 25,661 8
5 to 20 percent  626 5 1,750 0   4,117 35 21,532 4
20 to 50 percent  834 8 2,613 1   5,622 52 49,884 10
50 percent or more  1,546 10 3,651 0   7,684 49 96,767 11
                   
Percent of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch                   
0–20 percent  617 6 1,859 0   3,773 34 22,938 4
21–50 percent  727 5 2,072 0   7,332 46 54,623 8
More than 50 percent  2,080 9 4,633 0   11,020 50 121,691 12
                   
Percent of students below 15th percentile on standardized tests                   
0–5 percent  957 6 2,052 0   5,744 37 31,944 5
6–15 percent  1,223 6 3,486 0   9,606 47 90,320 10
More than 15 percent  1,244 10 3,025 1   6,775 52 76,988 12
                   
Percent of students likely to attend college                   
0–35 percent  1,490 9 2,888 0   7,759 48 85,673 12
36–60 percent  850 6 1,628 0   6,494 48 62,163 10
More than 60 percent  1,084 6 4,048 0   7,872 42 51,416 6
                   
Percent of students who consider academic achievement important                   
0–25 percent  386 9 658 0   2,294 55 30,304 18
26–50 percent  893 9 1,225 0   4,912 47 43,038 10
51–75 percent  921 7 2,172 0   6,525 49 61,450 10
More than 75 percent  1,224 6 4,509 0   8,394 40 64,461 6
                   
Percent male enrollment                  
0–44 percent  180 6 1,790 2   1,058 33 12,757 11
45–55 percent  2,942 7 6,357 0   18,189 46 162,454 9
More than 55 percent  301 5 417 0   2,878 46 24,042 9
                   
Student-to-teacher ratio5                   
Less than 12 students  1,351 6 2,327 0   8,806 42 85,741 11
12–16 students  1,344 7 4,162 0   8,929 48 74,513 8
More than 16 students  729 8 2,074 0   4,390 49 38,998 8
                   
Number of classroom changes6                   
0–3 changes  1,240 6 2,453 0   8,635 44 80,989 9
4–6 changes  1,818 8 5,671 1   10,845 46 95,974 9
More than 6 changes  366 7 439 0   2,645 48 22,289 9
                   
Regular use of law enforcement7                   
Regular use  1,698 10 2,872 0   8,601 52 80,842 9
No regular use  1,726 5 5,692 0   13,524 42 118,410 9
                   
Number of serious discipline problems8                   
No problems  1,570 5 2,218 0   13,007 38 87,922 6
1 problem  1,016 12 3,161 1   5,166 59 56,108 14
2 problems  412 11 554 0   2,469 69 23,194 15
3 or more problems  426 19 2,631 3   1,483 65 32,028 31
                   
Transfers as a percentage of enrollment9                   
0 to 6 percent  509 6 641 0   3,010 36 22,438 6
6 to 11 percent  553 5 1,317 0   4,280 41 30,396 6
11 to 21 percent  923 6 3,003 0   6,362 44 44,746 6
21 percent or more  1,438 9 3,603 1   8,473 56 101,672 15
                   
Prevalence of schoolwide disruptions10                   
No disruptions  3,424 7 8,564 0   21,203 45 188,998 9
Any disruptions  # # # #   922 60 10,254 14
                   
Percent of students absent on a daily basis                   
0–2 percent  162 3 162 0   1,580 30 8,974 5
3–5 percent  1,858 6 4,376 0   13,264 44 99,504 7
6–10 percent  1,347 12 3,913 1   6,347 55 76,201 14
More than 10 percent  56 3 112 0   934 46 14,572 14
See notes at end of table.


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