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Table 4.  Number and percentage of public middle 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)


  Student threat of  physical attack with a weapon1   Student threat of physical attack without a weapon1
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  1,711 12 5,002 0.5   9,824 68 203,411 20.8
                   
Enrollment size                   
Less than 300  214 10 1,198 2.2   1,141 53 8,938 16.5
300–499  300 10 467 0.3   1,976 64 61,972 46.2
500–999  847 12 2,011 0.4   5,131 73 95,631 18.7
1,000 or more  351 16 1,326 0.5   1,577 73 36,871 13.2
                   
Urbanicity                   
City  504 15 2,359 0.9   2,402 71 65,192 23.9
Urban fringe  681 13 1,513 0.4   3,713 69 54,404 13.3
Town  195 9 448 0.4   1,530 68 22,558 19.7
Rural  332 10 683 0.4   2,180 63 61,257 33.8
                   
Crime level where students live3                  
High  254 24 892 1.0   785 74 20,071 23.1
Moderate  322 10 1,661 0.7   2,373 74 96,570 42.3
Low  846 11 1,931 0.4   5,115 63 58,693 11.7
Mixed  289 13 519 0.3   1,550 72 28,077 17.6
                   
Percent minority enrollment4                  
Less than 5 percent  327 12 512 0.4   1,742 63 16,787 12.1
5 to 20 percent  356 10 594 0.2   2,616 71 32,519 13.3
20 to 50 percent  493 15 1,406 0.6   2,273 68 44,140 18.5
50 percent or more  523 12 2,467 0.7   2,998 68 107,846 31.9
                   
Percent of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch                   
0–20 percent  521 15 922 0.4   2,056 61 19,965 7.8
21–50 percent  588 11 2,024 0.6   3,882 71 59,771 17.4
More than 50 percent  602 11 2,057 0.5   3,886 69 123,675 32.7
                   
Percent of students below 15th percentile on standardized tests                   
0–5 percent  367 11 764 0.3   1,970 59 18,412 8.3
6–15 percent  744 12 2,671 0.6   4,540 71 108,769 25.4
More than 15 percent  601 13 1,568 0.5   3,315 69 76,230 23.2
                   
Percent of students likely to attend college                   
0–35 percent  555 12 1,625 0.5   3,189 68 118,279 38.4
36–60 percent  518 12 1,373 0.5   3,203 72 46,839 15.6
More than 60 percent  638 12 2,004 0.5   3,432 63 38,293 10.3
                   
Percent of students who consider academic achievement important                   
0–25 percent  161 9 651 0.6   1,210 68 70,713 64.1
26–50 percent  346 11 754 0.3   2,350 72 50,045 23.1
51–75 percent  638 13 2,540 0.8   3,374 70 48,725 15.1
More than 75 percent  566 12 1,058 0.3   2,890 62 33,929 10.3
                   
Percent male enrollment                   
0–44 percent  66 8 241 0.5   522 61 8,539 17.0
45–55 percent  1,526 12 3,760 0.4   8,648 69 184,198 21.3
More than 55 percent  120 11 1,001 1.6   654 62 10,675 16.8
                   
Student-to-teacher ratio5                   
Less than 12 students  699 11 1,871 0.6   4,100 67 55,160 16.4
12–16 students  582 10 1,947 0.5   3,859 68 75,562 19.1
More than 16 students  430 16 1,184 0.5   1,865 68 72,690 29.5
                   
Number of classroom changes6                  
0–3 changes  43 7 150 0.5   430 71 5,474 16.8
4–6 changes  666 12 1,767 0.5   3,742 66 100,411 25.7
More than 6 changes  1,003 12 3,085 0.6   5,653 68 97,526 17.6
                   
Regular use of law enforcement7                  
Regular use  1,104 12 3,717 0.5   6,535 70 125,381 18.0
No regular use  608 12 1,285 0.5   3,289 64 78,031 27.6
                   
Number of serious discipline problems8                   
No problems  550 8 1,144 0.3   3,816 56 76,517 18.5
1 problem  419 14 1,469 0.7   2,307 77 29,752 14.2
2 problems  252 11 788 0.5   1,711 75 41,675 25.4
3 or more problems  491 20 1,601 0.8   1,991 83 55,467 29.1
                   
Transfers as a percentage of enrollment9                   
0 to 6 percent  277 10 515 0.3   1,810 63 24,615 12.3
6 to 11 percent  449 14 771 0.4   2,165 67 30,098 14.9
11 to 21 percent  471 10 1,212 0.4   3,091 68 92,911 31.3
21 percent or more  514 13 2,505 0.9   2,757 72 55,788 19.9
                   
Prevalence of schoolwide disruptions10                   
No disruptions  1,528 12 3,965 0.5   8,768 68 179,667 20.9
Any disruptions  183 12 1,038 0.9   1,056 70 23,745 19.8
                   
Percent of students absent on a daily basis                   
0–2 percent  96 8 222 0.3   692 61 9,079 12.8
3–5 percent  903 12 2,770 0.5   5,173 66 110,878 21.3
6–10 percent  629 13 1,881 0.5   3,450 70 74,515 21.6
More than 10 percent  83 13 129 0.3   510 78 8,939 21.4
See notes at end of table.


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