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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 2005–06 (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  3,360   7   13,080 ! 1 ! 20,260   42   186,220   8  
                                 
Enrollment size                                 
Less than 300  780 ! 6 !     3,650   29   17,340   7  
300–499  990   6   1,470   #   8,100   47   65,410   9  
500–999  1,500   9   4,250   #   7,820   45   94,410   8  
1,000 or more          680   55   9,070 ! 7 !
                                 
Urbanicity                                 
City  1,500   11       6,630   47   77,020   11  
Urban fringe  920   5   1,780 ! #   7,330   42   63,380   7  
Town          1,680   38   12,600   7  
Rural  750 ! 6 ! 1,040 ! #   4,620   36   33,220   8  
                                 
Crime level where
students live3 
                               
High  750   17       2,160   50   42,850 ! 20  
Moderate  690 ! 7 ! 1,840 ! #   5,700   57   56,250   12  
Low  1,490   5   2,710   #   10,030   35   73,850   6  
Mixed  430 ! 8 !     2,360   44   13,270   5  
                                 
Percent minority
enrollment4 
                               
Less than 5 percent  420 ! 5 !     3,260   38   19,360 ! 7  
5 to less than
20 percent 
770   7   2,230 ! #   3,560   31   28,350   6  
20 to less than
50 percent 
590 ! 6 !     4,610   43   34,230   7  
50 percent or more  1,590   9   3,040   #   8,160   48   99,940   11  
                                 
Percent of students
eligible for free or
reduced-price lunch 
                               
0–20 percent  310 ! 3 !     2,910   27   20,120   4  
21–50 percent  1,230   9   2,680 ! #   6,350   45   46,900   7  
More than 50 percent  1,830   8       10,990   47   119,200   11  
                                 
Percent of students
below 15th percentile on
standardized tests 
                               
0–5 percent  870   5   1,320 ! #   6,410   35   42,640   5  
6–15 percent  1,140   6   3,150 ! #   7,900   42   57,500   6  
More than 15 percent  1,350   12       5,950   53   86,080   16  
                                 
Percent of students likely
to attend college 
                               
0–35 percent  1,280   9       7,820   55   95,260   15  
36–60 percent  1,240   8   2,820   #   5,740   39   44,080   7  
More than 60 percent  830   4   1,750 ! #   6,690   35   46,880   5  
                                 
Percent of students who
consider academic
achievement important 
                               
0–25 percent          1,170   46     16 !
26–50 percent  940   11   1,610 ! #   4,290   50   38,110   10  
51–75 percent  1,360   10   2,750 ! #   6,890   52   56,470   10  
More than 75 percent  1,010   4       7,910   33   74,960   6  
                                 
Percent male enrollment                                 
0–44 percent          1,220   40   6,950 ! 5 !
45–55 percent  2,950   8       17,010   43   158,590   8  
More than 55 percent  260 ! 4 !     2,020   32   20,680 ! 9 !
                                 
Student-to-FTE ratio5                                 
Less than 12 students  1,600   6   3,230   #   9,270   38   79,140   9  
12–16 students  820   5       6,490   42   51,210   6  
More than 16 students  940   11   2,220 ! #   4,500   53   55,870   11  
                                 
Number of classroom
changes6 
                               
0–3 changes  1,240   6       6,460   31   65,480   7  
4–6 changes  1,800   8   4,630   #   10,540   48   89,730   9  
More than 6 changes  330 ! 6 ! 550 ! #   3,250   55   31,010   12  
                                 
Regular use of law
enforcement7 
                               
Regular use  970   8   1,790 ! #   6,050   48   63,720   9  
No regular use  2,390   7       14,200   40   122,500   8  
                                 
Number of serious
discipline problems8 
                               
No problems  1,660   5   2,690   #   12,340   34   72,110   4  
1 problem  630 ! 10 ! 1,400 ! #   3,940   62   46,230   14  
2 problems  460 ! 14 ! 700 ! #   2,340   69   29,430   18  
3 or more problems  610 ! 27 !     1,640   72   38,460 ! 36  
                                 
Transfers as a percentage
of enrollment9 
                               
Less than 6 percent  370 ! 5 ! 1,250 ! #   1,810   23   15,820   5  
6 to less than
11 percent 
500 ! 5 ! 1,020 ! #   3,970   37   29,210   6  
11 to less than
21 percent 
990   8   1,850 ! #   5,780   44   44,980   8  
21 percent or more  1,500   9       8,700   51   96,210   12  
                                 
Prevalence of schoolwide
disruptions10 
                               
No disruptions  3,240   7   12,850 ! 1 ! 19,060   41   164,030   8  
Any disruptions          1,190   62   22,190 ! 24 !
                                 
Percent of students
absent on a daily basis 
                               
0–2 percent  390 ! 6 ! 390 ! #   2,130   35   12,550   5  
3–5 percent  1,750   6   3,690   #   10,840   40   95,490   7  
6–10 percent  990   8       5,910   51   64,450   13  
More than 10 percent          1,380   40   13,740 ! 10 !
See notes at end of table.


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