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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 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  160   1   210 ! #   1,020   9   2,140   #
                               
Enrollment size                               
Less than 300  #   #   #   #        
300–499  #   #   #   #   180 ! 11 ! 220 ! #
500–999          200   7   380 ! #
1,000 or more  140   3   180 ! #   570   11   1,460   #
                               
Urbanicity                               
City  70 ! 3 ! 90 ! #   250   10   630   #
Urban fringe  90 ! 2 ! 120 ! #   470   12   1,030   #
Town  #   #   #   #   100 ! 6 ! 120 ! #
Rural  #   #   #   #   200 ! 5 ! 370 ! #
                               
Crime level where
students live5 
                             
High          110 ! 18 ! 300 ! #
Moderate          270   12   530   #
Low  80 ! 1 ! 100 ! #   530   7   1,090   #
Mixed          110 ! 7 ! 230 ! #
                               
Percent minority
enrollment6 
                             
Less than 5 percent          120 ! 5 ! 180 ! #
5 to less than
20 percent 
30 ! 1 !     300   9   650   #
20 to less than
50 percent 
50 ! 2 ! 50 ! #   270   10   670   #
50 percent or more  60 ! 2 ! 100 ! #   330   12   640   #
                               
Percent of students
eligible for free or
reduced-price lunch 
                             
0–20 percent  40 ! 1 ! 60 ! #   280   8   610   #
21–50 percent  80 ! 2 ! 100 ! #   450   9   920   #
More than 50 percent  40 !       300   9   620   #
                               
Percent of students
below 15th percentile on
standardized tests 
                             
0–5 percent  40 ! 1 !     210   6   280   #
6–15 percent  50 ! 1 !     470   10   1,020   #
More than 15 percent  70 ! 2 ! 90 ! #   350   12   850   #
                               
Percent of students likely
to attend college 
                             
0–35 percent          270   13   520   #
36–60 percent  90 ! 2 ! 110 ! #   250   7   610   #
More than 60 percent  40 ! 1 !     510   8   1,020   #
                               
Percent of students who
consider academic
achievement important 
                             
0–25 percent               
26–50 percent          190   9   320   #
51–75 percent  80 ! 2 ! 100 ! #   420   11   1,020   #
More than 75 percent          340   7   680   #
                               
Percent male enrollment                               
0–44 percent               
45–55 percent  120   1   160 ! #   860   9   1,770   #
More than 55 percent          130 ! 13 ! 280 ! #
                               
Student-to-FTE ratio7                               
Less than 12 students          360   7   570   #
12–16 students  60 ! 1 !     430   11   1,090   #
More than 16 students  70 ! 3 ! 80 ! #   240   9   490   #
                               
Number of classroom
changes8 
                             
0–3 changes          90 ! 14 ! 170 ! #
4–6 changes  120   2   160 ! #   510   9   1,170   #
More than 6 changes          420   8   810   #
                               
Regular use of law
enforcement9 
                             
Regular use  150   2   200 ! #   900   10   2,000   #
No regular use              150 ! #
                               
Number of serious
discipline problems10 
                             
No problems  60 ! 1 ! 80 ! #   430   6   940   #
1 problem          150   8   330   #
2 problems          160   12   290   #
3 or more problems  50 ! 3 ! 60 ! #   280   18   590   #
                               
Transfers as a percentage
of enrollment11 
                             
Less than 6 percent          170   6   370 ! #
6 to less than
11 percent 
        220   9   460   #
11 to less than
21 percent 
50 ! 2 ! 60 ! #   280   9   600   #
21 percent or more  60 ! 2 ! 70 ! #   360   10   720   #
                               
Prevalence of schoolwide
disruptions12 
                             
No disruptions  90 ! 1 ! 110 ! #   800   8   1,660   #
Any disruptions  70 ! 5 ! 100 ! #   230   14   490   #
                               
Percent of students
absent on a daily basis 
                             
0–2 percent  #   #   #   #        
3–5 percent          310   7   610   #
6–10 percent  90 ! 2 ! 120 ! #   530   10   1,070   #
More than 10 percent          160   12   410   #
See notes at end of table.


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