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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 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  1,950   13   5,960   1   10,970   71   188,820   19  
                                 
Enrollment size                                 
Less than 300  170 ! 6 !     1,720   60   14,190   18  
300–499  320   10   580 ! #   2,030   65   33,910   26  
500–999  990   14   3,180   1   5,300   74   93,000   18  
1,000 or more  470   20   1,910 ! 1 ! 1,920   80   47,710   17  
                                 
Urbanicity                                 
City  510   14   2,220 ! 1 ! 2,680   74   61,550   22  
Urban fringe  820   14   2,530   1   4,110   71   78,230   18  
Town  150 ! 8 ! 340 ! #   1,390   71   20,470   18  
Rural  470   11   870   #   2,790   66   28,560   15  
                                 
Crime level where
students live3 
                               
High  150   13   500 ! 1 ! 890   75   36,120   47  
Moderate  490   16   2,190 ! 1 ! 2,230   74   48,750   23  
Low  920   11   2,190   #   5,850   67   65,710   12  
Mixed  390   15   1,080   1   2,000   76   38,230   20  
                                 
Percent minority
enrollment4 
                               
Less than 5 percent  270   10   690 ! 1 ! 1,720   63   19,770   15  
5 to less than
20 percent 
560   14       1   2,950   73   33,480   13  
20 to less than          1,610                      
50 percent  420   11   930   #   2,810   76   45,200   18  
50 percent or more  710   15   2,720 ! 1 ! 3,260   70   87,010   25  
                                 
Percent of students
eligible for free or
reduced-price lunch 
                               
0–20 percent  330   9   910 ! #   2,510   67   23,040   9  
21–50 percent  810   14   1,890   #   4,340   76   70,560   18  
More than 50 percent  810   13   3,150   1   4,120   68   95,210   26  
                                 
Percent of students
below 15th percentile on
standardized tests 
                               
0–5 percent  570   12   2,100 ! 1 ! 3,050   65   37,680   13  
6–15 percent  810   13   2,210   1   4,690   72   70,560   17  
More than 15 percent  570   13   1,650   1   3,230   74   80,570   27  
                                 
Percent of students likely
to attend college 
                               
0–35 percent  530   12   1,510   1   3,000   69   72,780   29  
36–60 percent  730   14   2,470 ! 1 ! 3,840   76   66,140   20  
More than 60 percent  700   11   1,980   #   4,120   67   49,890   12  
                                 
Percent of students who
consider academic
achievement important 
                               
0–25 percent  220   16   680 ! 1 ! 1,050   74   36,690   42  
26–50 percent  490   13   1,140   #   2,880   75   48,120   21  
51–75 percent  740   16   2,040   1   3,490   74   56,370   19  
More than 75 percent  500   9   2,100 ! 1 ! 3,550   64   47,630   12  
                                 
Percent male enrollment                                 
0–44 percent  110 ! 11 !     610   66   7,130   14  
45–55 percent  1,730   13   4,680   1   9,600   72   172,390   19  
More than 55 percent  110 ! 9 ! 200 ! #   760   62   9,300   15  
                                 
Student-to-FTE ratio5                                 
Less than 12 students  740   10   1,740   #   5,040   68   81,930   20  
12–16 students  780   13   2,340   1   4,300   73   75,580   18  
More than 16 students  430   20   1,880 ! 1 ! 1,640   75   31,310   16  
                                 
Number of classroom
changes6 
                               
0–3 changes          350   57   5,010 ! 16 !
4–6 changes  830   14   2,440 ! 1 ! 4,250   73   69,370   17  
More than 6 changes  1,050   11   3,220   1   6,370   70   114,430   20  
                                 
Regular use of law
enforcement7 
                               
Regular use  1,410   14   4,560   1   7,250   73   142,200   20  
No regular use  540   10   1,400   #   3,720   66   46,620   16  
                                 
Number of serious
discipline problems8 
                               
No problems  460   6   890   #   4,240   60   46,940   11  
1 problem  640   16   2,440 ! 1 ! 2,930   73   41,070   16  
2 problems  310   16   790 ! 1 ! 1,600   84   29,350   22  
3 or more problems  550   22   1,840   1   2,210   87   71,460   36  
                                 
Transfers as a percentage
of enrollment9 
                               
Less than 6 percent  230   8   340   #   2,060   69   25,260   12  
6 to less than
11 percent 
390   13   1,110 ! 1 ! 2,030   69   27,390   16  
11 to less than
21 percent 
560   11   1,720   1   3,420   69   46,920   14  
21 percent or more  780   17   2,790 ! 1   3,450   74   89,240   29  
                                 
Prevalence of schoolwide
disruptions10 
                               
No disruptions  1,740   12   4,640   1   9,780   69   160,310   18  
Any disruptions  210   15       1,190   83   28,500   28  
                                 
Percent of students
absent on a daily basis 
                               
0–2 percent  140 ! 16 ! 180 ! #   520   59   8,230   15  
3–5 percent  1,010   12   2,670   #   6,150   71   88,480   16  
6–10 percent  640   12   2,690 ! 1 ! 3,770   71   77,070   23  
More than 10 percent  150   20   420 ! 1 ! 530   70   15,030 ! 25 !
See notes at end of table.


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