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Table 3.  Number and percentage of public middle schools reporting sexual and physical assaults that occurred at school, the number of sexual and physical assaults, and the rate of sexual and physical assaults per 1,000 students, by selected school characteristics: School year 2003–04 (Table 3—Continued)


  Rape or attempted rape1   Sexual battery other than rape2
School characteristic 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  141 1 175 #   925 6 2,397 0.2
                   
Enrollment size                   
Less than 300  # # # #   48 2 48 0.1
300–499  53 2 87 0.1   102 3 136 0.1
500–999  68 1 68 #   555 8 1,015 0.2
1,000 or more  20 1 20 #   219 10 1,197 0.4
                   
Urbanicity                   
City  57 2 72 #   405 12 1,088 0.4
Urban fringe  45 1 45 #   322 6 997 0.2
Town  # # # #   119 5 126 0.1
Rural  38 1 57 #   80 2 186 0.1
                   
Crime level where students live5                   
High  13 1 13 #   143 13 361 0.4
Moderate  52 2 52 #   239 7 1,160 0.5
Low  61 1 95 #   421 5 626 0.1
Mixed  15 1 15 #   122 6 250 0.2
                   
Percent minority enrollment6                   
Less than 5 percent  38 1 57 #   49 2 71 0.1
5 to 20 percent  8 # 8 #   131 4 194 0.1
20 to 50 percent  15 # 15 #   220 7 701 0.3
50 percent or more  67 2 82 #   475 11 1,342 0.4
                   
Percent of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch                   
0–20 percent  8 # 8 #   118 3 237 0.1
21–50 percent  19 # 38 #   319 6 870 0.3
More than 50 percent  114 2 129 #   488 9 1,290 0.3
                   
Percent of students below 15th percentile on standardized tests                   
0–5 percent  19 1 19 #   81 2 93 #
6–15 percent  78 1 93 #   381 6 1,092 0.3
More than 15 percent  45 1 64 #   464 10 1,212 0.4
                   
Percent of students likely to attend college                   
0–35 percent  73 2 92 #   348 7 1,143 0.4
36–60 percent  60 1 75 #   329 7 887 0.3
More than 60 percent  8 # 8 #   248 5 367 0.1
                   
Percent of students who consider academic achievement important                   
0–25 percent  36 2 55 #   164 9 692 0.6
26–50 percent  30 1 30 #   183 6 433 0.2
51–75 percent  37 1 37 #   453 9 787 0.2
More than 75 percent  38 1 53 #   125 3 485 0.1
                   
Percent male enrollment                   
0–44 percent  # # # #   32 4 32 0.1
45–55 percent  141 1 175 #   861 7 2,333 0.3
More than 55 percent  # # # #   32 3 32 0.1
                   
Student-to-teacher ratio7                  
Less than 12 students  62 1 77 #   253 4 834 0.2
12–16 students  40 1 40 #   345 6 725 0.2
More than 16 students  39 1 58 #   327 12 837 0.3
                   
Number of classroom changes8                   
0–3 changes  # # # #   13 2 13 #
4–6 changes  19 # 38 #   412 7 707 0.2
More than 6 changes  122 1 137 #   501 6 1,676 0.3
                   
Regular use of law enforcement9                   
Regular use  97 1 112 #   676 7 1,742 0.3
No regular use  44 1 63 #   250 5 654 0.2
                   
Number of serious discipline problems10                   
No problems  19 # 19 #   335 5 663 0.2
1 problem  61 2 61 #   207 7 364 0.2
2 problems  31 1 46 #   93 4 422 0.3
3 or more problems  30 1 49 #   291 12 948 0.5
                   
Transfers as a percentage of enrollment11                   
0 to 6 percent  27 1 46 #   107 4 145 0.1
6 to 11 percent  32 1 32 #   190 6 342 0.2
11 to 21 percent  44 1 59 #   174 4 443 0.1
21 percent or more  38 1 38 #   454 12 1,467 0.5
                   
Prevalence of schoolwide disruptions12                   
No disruptions  141 1 175 #   813 6 2,228 0.3
Any disruptions  # # # #   112 7 168 0.1
                   
Percent of students absent on a daily basis                   
0–2 percent  # # # #   47 4 127 0.2
3–5 percent  74 1 89 #   413 5 787 0.2
6–10 percent  67 1 87 #   415 8 1,417 0.4
More than 10 percent  # # # #   50 8 65 0.2
See notes at end of table.


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