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Table 1.  Number and percentage of public middle schools reporting incidents of crime that occurred at school, the number of incidents, and the rate of incidents per 1,000 students, by incident type and selected school characteristics: School year 2005–06 (Table 1—Continued)

    Violent incidents1 Serious violent incidents2
School characteristic Total
number
of schools
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  15,550 14,680   94   522,200   52   3,910   25   18,900   2  
                                   
Enrollment size                                   
Less than 300  2,840 2,630   93   45,200   57   480   17   1,400 ! 2  
300–499  3,140 2,810   89   78,200   59   580   18   2,400 ! 2 !
500–999  7,170 6,890   96   259,300   51   1,930   27   9,900   2  
1,000 or more  2,390 2,350   98   139,500   48   930   39   5,100   2  
                                   
Urbanicity                                   
City  3,610 3,480   96   192,100   69   1,110   31   7,300   3  
Urban fringe  5,770 5,400   94   202,100   46   1,530   27   7,900   2  
Town  1,960 1,860   95   52,000   46   350   18   1,100   1  
Rural  4,210 3,950   94   76,000   41   920   22   2,500   1  
                                   
Crime level where
students live5 
                                 
High  1,190 1,170   99   89,900   116   450   38   4,300 ! 6 !
Moderate  3,000 2,910   97   147,300   71   880   29   4,900   2  
Low  8,720 8,070   93   177,400   33   1,830   21   6,000   1  
Mixed  2,640 2,520   96   107,500   56   750   28   3,700   2  
                                   
Percent minority
enrollment6 
                                 
Less than 5 percent  2,740 2,490   91   48,400   37   540   20   1,900   1  
5 to less than
20 percent 
4,060 3,770   93   91,100   36   930   23   3,900   2  
20 to less than
50 percent 
3,710 3,580   96   127,600   51   910   25   2,600   1  
50 percent or more  4,640 4,470   96   242,100   70   1,480   32   10,300   3  
                                   
Percent of students
eligible for free or
reduced-price lunch 
                                 
0–20 percent  3,770 3,460   92   63,400   24   720   19   2,300   1  
21–50 percent  5,670 5,370   95   191,900   50   1,440   25   5,100   1  
More than 50 percent  6,100 5,840   96   266,800   73   1,750   29   11,400   3  
                                   
Percent of students
below 15th percentile on
standardized tests 
                                 
0–5 percent  4,670 4,270   91   108,900   36   1,060   23   4,300   1  
6–15 percent  6,480 6,210   96   206,300   50   1,610   25   6,200   2  
More than 15 percent  4,400 4,200   95   207,000   69   1,240   28   8,300   3  
                                   
Percent of students likely
to attend college 
                                 
0–35 percent  4,340 4,170   96   191,000   75   1,340   31   7,700   3  
36–60 percent  5,040 4,840   96   186,500   56   1,340   27   6,200   2  
More than 60 percent  6,170 5,660   92   144,700   34   1,240   20   5,000   1  
                                   
Percent of students who
consider academic
achievement important 
                                 
0–25 percent  1,420 1,350   95   91,900   104   550   39   4,900 ! 6 !
26–50 percent  3,860 3,720   96   132,000   58   1,110   29   3,600   2  
51–75 percent  4,700 4,510   96   157,200   53   1,190   25   5,300   2  
More than 75 percent  5,570 5,110   92   141,100   35   1,060   19   5,000   1  
                                   
Percent male enrollment                                   
0–44 percent  7,450 880   95   31,600 ! 61   220 ! 23      
45–55 percent  5,900 12,600   94   454,600   51   3,440   26   14,600   2  
More than 55 percent  2,190 1,200   98   36,000   57   260   21      
                                   
Student-to-FTE ratio7                                   
Less than 12 students  7,450 6,950   93   212,400   52   1,610   22   8,900   2  
12–16 students  5,900 5,610   95   218,700   53   1,560   26   6,500   2  
More than 16 students  2,190 2,120   97   91,000   47   740   34   3,500 ! 2 !
                                   
Number of classroom
changes8 
                                 
0–3 changes  610 500   81   18,700 ! 59   120 ! 20 !    
4–6 changes  5,830 5,510   95   206,200   51   1,530   26   5,800   1  
More than 6 changes  9,110 8,670   95   297,300   52   2,260   25   12,500   2  
                                   
Regular use of law
enforcement9 
                                 
Regular use  9,910 9,500   96   404,900   56   2,850   29   14,300   2  
No regular use  5,640 5,180   92   117,300   41   1,060   19   4,600   2  
                                   
Number of serious
discipline problems10 
                                 
No problems  7,100 6,380   90   152,100   35   1,120   16   3,100   1  
1 problem  4,020 3,900   97   105,900   42   1,150   29   5,200   2  
2 problems  1,890 1,890   100   87,800   67   600   31   3,500 ! 3 !
3 or more problems  2,540 2,500   99   176,400   90   1,040   41   7,100   4  
                                   
Transfers as a percentage
of enrollment11 
                                 
Less than 6 percent  2,990 2,740   92   66,500   31   610   20   2,900 ! 1 !
6 to less than
11 percent 
2,970 2,750   92   65,100   39   660   22   2,400   1  
11 to less than
21 percent 
4,950 4,650   94   148,600   46   1,260   25   5,400   2  
21 percent or more  4,640 4,530   98   242,000   80   1,390   30   8,100   3  
                                   
Prevalence of schoolwide
disruptions12 
                                 
No disruptions  14,120 13,250   94   449,700   49   3,470   25   12,900   1  
Any disruptions  1,430 1,430   100   72,500   70   440   31   5,900 ! 6 !
                                   
Percent of students
absent on a daily basis 
                                 
0–2 percent  880 800   91   19,500   36   250   28   1,100 ! 2 !
3–5 percent  8,610 8,150   95   235,500   42   1,880   22   6,300   1  
6–10 percent  5,300 4,980   94   212,400   64   1,450   27   9,700   3  
More than 10 percent  760 760   100   54,800   90   330   44   1,700   3  
See notes at end of table.


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