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Table 3.  Number and percentage of public high 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)


School characteristic Rape or attempted rape1 Sexual battery other than rape2
Num-
ber of
schools
Per-
cent of
schools
Num-
ber of
incidents
Rate
per
1,000
students
  Num-
ber of
schools
Per-
cent of
schools
Num-
ber of
incidents
Rate
per
1,000
students
All public schools  372 3 536 #   997 9 2,426 0.2
                   
Enrollment size                   
Less than 300  # # # #   # # # #
300–499  55 3 93 0.1   92 6 92 0.1
500–999  57 2 83 #   178 6 252 0.1
1,000 or more  260 5 360 #   727 15 2,083 0.2
                   
Urbanicity                   
City  148 6 213 0.1   417 18 781 0.2
Urban fringe  132 4 195 #   365 10 1,317 0.3
Town  26 1 37 #   74 4 88 0.1
Rural  66 2 90 #   140 4 240 0.1
                   
Crime level where
students live
                 
High  72 13 110 0.2   148 27 365 0.5
Moderate  104 5 172 0.1   296 13 674 0.3
Low  130 2 170 #   393 6 578 0.1
Mixed  67 4 83 #   159 10 809 0.4
                   
Percent minority
enrollment
                 
Less than 5 percent  54 2 65 #   122 5 147 0.1
5 to 20 percent  76 3 114 #   167 6 216 0.1
20 to 50 percent  47 2 69 #   262 10 437 0.1
50 percent or more  194 7 287 0.1   428 16 1,585 0.4
                   
Percent of students
eligible for free or
reduced-price lunch 
                 
0–20 percent  99 3 149 #   287 8 454 0.1
21–50 percent  129 3 168 #   409 9 816 0.2
More than 50 percent  144 6 219 0.1   301 12 1,156 0.5
                   
Percent of students
below 15th percentile on
standardized tests 
                 
0–5 percent  90 3 130 #   213 7 424 0.1
6–15 percent  103 2 115 #   371 8 611 0.1
More than 15 percent  179 6 291 0.1   412 13 1,392 0.4
                   
Percent of students likely
to attend college 
                 
0–35 percent  129 6 186 0.1   279 13 1,079 0.5
36–60 percent  101 3 132 #   228 7 427 0.1
More than 60 percent  142 3 218 #   490 9 921 0.1
                   
Percent of students who
consider academic
achievement important 
                 
0–25 percent  34 4 34 0.1   78 9 123 0.2
26–50 percent  109 5 155 0.1   242 11 563 0.3
51–75 percent  111 3 182 #   334 10 1,077 0.3
More than 75 percent  117 3 165 #   342 8 663 0.1
                   
Percent male enrollment                   
0–44 percent  51 6 75 0.1   65 7 127 0.2
45–55 percent  285 3 401 #   857 9 1,630 0.2
More than 55 percent  36 4 60 0.1   74 8 669 1.2
                   
Student-to-teacher ratio                  
Less than 12 students  99 2 174 0.1   231 6 532 0.2
12–16 students  118 3 154 #   442 11 1,208 0.2
More than 16 students  154 6 208 0.1   324 13 686 0.2
                   
Number of classroom
changes
                 
0–3 changes  # # # #   28 5 35 0.1
4–6 changes  231 4 333 0.1   577 11 1,564 0.3
More than 6 changes  141 3 203 #   392 8 827 0.2
                   
Regular use of law
enforcement
                 
Regular use  362 5 526 0.1   948 12 2,377 0.2
No regular use  10 # 10 #   49 2 49 #
                   
Number of serious
discipline problems10 
                 
No problems  158 2 198 #   337 5 546 0.1
1 problem  50 3 60 #   206 13 335 0.2
2 problems  54 4 79 0.1   146 12 244 0.2
3 or more problems  110 9 199 0.1   308 25 1,300 0.7
                   
Transfers as a percentage
of enrollment11 
                 
0 to 6 percent  66 3 88 #   182 7 318 0.1
6 to 11 percent  52 2 85 #   193 9 303 0.1
11 to 21 percent  101 3 172 #   292 9 1,057 0.3
21 percent or more  153 6 191 0.1   330 12 748 0.2
                   
Prevalence of schoolwide
disruptions12 
                 
No disruptions  249 3 309 #   786 9 1,501 0.2
Any disruptions  123 8 227 0.1   211 13 925 0.4
                   
Percent of students
absent on a daily basis 
                 
0–2 percent  # # # #   24 4 32 0.1
3–5 percent  122 3 177 #   248 6 312 0.1
6–10 percent  154 3 239 #   569 12 1,645 0.3
More than 10 percent  96 8 120 0.1   156 12 438 0.4
See notes at end of table.


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