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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 2005–06 (Table 3—Continued)

  Rape or attempted rape1    Sexual battery other than rape2 
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  120 ! 1 ! 120 ! #   720   5   1,190   #
                               
Enrollment size                               
Less than 300               
300–499               
500–999  60 ! 1 ! 60 ! #   350   5   540   #
1,000 or more  #   #   #   #   170   7   310 ! #
                               
Urbanicity                               
City          210   6   380 ! #
Urban fringe  70 ! 1 ! 70 !   320   5   570 ! #
Town               
Rural          140 ! 3 ! 170 ! #
                               
Crime level where
students live5 
                             
High          60 ! 5 !   #
Moderate          150 ! 5 ! 180 ! #
Low          330   4   660 ! #
Mixed          180 ! 7 ! 270 ! #
                               
Percent minority
enrollment6 
                             
Less than 5 percent          80 !    
5 to less than
20 percent 
        160 ! 4   290 ! #
20 to less than
50 percent 
        190 ! 5 ! 270 ! #
50 percent or more  70 ! 1 ! 70 ! #   260   6   430   #
                               
Percent of students
eligible for free or
reduced-price lunch 
                             
0–20 percent          150 ! 4 !  
21–50 percent          270   5   470 ! #
More than 50 percent  70 ! 1 ! 70 ! #   290   5   410   #
                               
Percent of students
below 15th percentile on
standardized tests 
                             
0–5 percent          230 ! 5   330 ! #
6–15 percent  60 ! 1 ! 60 ! #   350   5   700 ! #
More than 15 percent          140 ! 3 ! 160 ! #
                               
Percent of students likely
to attend college 
                             
0–35 percent          260   6   340   #
36–60 percent          310   6   500 ! #
More than 60 percent          150 ! 2 ! 360 ! #
                               
Percent of students who
consider academic
achievement important 
                             
0–25 percent          120 ! 8 ! 180 ! #
26–50 percent          270   7   340   #
51–75 percent          160 ! 3 ! 290 ! #
More than 75 percent          170   3   380 ! #
                               
Percent male enrollment                               
0–44 percent               
45–55 percent  80 ! 1 ! 80 ! #   650   5   1,010   #
More than 55 percent  #   #   #   #        
                               
Student-to-FTE ratio7                               
Less than 12 students  90 ! 1 ! 90 ! #   270 ! 4 ! 430 ! #
12–16 students          300   5   560 ! #
More than 16 students  #   #   #   #   150 ! 7 ! 200 ! #
                               
Number of classroom
changes8 
                             
0–3 changes  #   #   #   #        
4–6 changes          260 ! 5   340 ! #
More than 6 changes  90 ! 1 ! 90 ! #   420   5   800   #
                               
Regular use of law
enforcement9 
                             
Regular use  80 ! 1 ! 80 ! #   580   6   930   #
No regular use          140 ! 2 ! 260 ! #
                               
Number of serious
discipline problems10 
                             
No problems          170   2   280 ! #
1 problem          200   5   240 ! #
2 problems               
3 or more problems          250   10   530 ! #
                               
Transfers as a percentage
of enrollment11 
                             
Less than 6 percent            1 !   #
6 to less than
11 percent 
#   #   #   #   130 ! 4 ! 170 ! #
11 to less than
21 percent 
        200   4   430 ! #
21 percent or more          340   7   550   #
                               
Prevalence of schoolwide
disruptions12 
                             
No disruptions  120 ! 1 ! 120 ! #   670   5   1,050   #
Any disruptions  #   #   #   #        
                               
Percent of students
absent on a daily basis 
                             
0–2 percent               
3–5 percent          280   3   520 ! #
6–10 percent          260   5   330   #
More than 10 percent          130 ! 17 ! 200 ! #
See notes at end of table.


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