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Table 4.  Number and percentage of public high 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  1,490   13   4,680   #   8,290   71   123,840   10  
                                 
Enrollment size                                 
Less than 300  160 ! 8 ! 200 ! #   960   45   4,780   10  
300–499  170 ! 10 ! 190 ! #   1,060   66   6,880   10  
500–999  290   10   1,150 ! 1   2,080   73   28,260   13  
1,000 or more  860   17   3,140   #   4,190   83   83,920   9  
                                 
Urbanicity                                 
City  450   18   2,160   1   1,810   73   39,520   10  
Urban fringe  440   11   1,610   #   2,830   74   44,560   9  
Town  180   12   240   #   1,110   74   12,170   11  
Rural  430   11   670   #   2,550   65   27,600   12  
                                 
Crime level where
students live3 
                               
High  170   27   1,400 ! 2 ! 600   93   18,230   20  
Moderate  340   15   1,330 ! 1 ! 1,560   69   28,810   11  
Low  780   11   1,420   #   4,930   69   55,970   8  
Mixed  200   12   530 ! #   1,200   73   20,830   11  
                                 
Percent minority
enrollment4 
                               
Less than 5 percent  320   13       1,550   62   13,550   9  
5 to less than
20 percent 
410   12   1,010   #   2,480   73   26,010   8  
20 to less than
50 percent 
290   11   620   #   1,910   73   33,160   11  
50 percent or more  410   15   2,100   1   2,080   74   46,730   12  
                                 
Percent of students
eligible for free or
reduced-price lunch 
                               
0–20 percent  400   11   950   #   2,660   71   24,800   6  
21–50 percent  680   14   1,600   #   3,400   70   59,130   12  
More than 50 percent  400   13   2,130   1   2,230   71   39,910   14  
                                 
Percent of students
below 15th percentile on
standardized tests 
                               
0–5 percent  320   8   800   #   2,450   65   23,430   7  
6–15 percent  630   13   1,040   #   3,480   71   53,950   10  
More than 15 percent  540   18   2,840   1   2,350   78   46,460   13  
                                 
Percent of students likely
to attend college 
                               
0–35 percent  360   17   1,980 ! 1 ! 1,570   74   31,230   16  
36–60 percent  440   13   1,080   #   2,540   72   38,120   11  
More than 60 percent  690   11   1,620   #   4,170   69   54,490   8  
                                 
Percent of students who
consider academic
achievement important 
                               
0–25 percent  220   23   1,430 ! 2 ! 750   77   13,620   16  
26–50 percent  250   11   770 ! #   1,530   69   25,060   13  
51–75 percent  460   12   1,130   #   2,790   73   45,800   12  
More than 75 percent  550   12   1,350   #   3,230   69   39,360   7  
                                 
Percent male enrollment                                 
0–44 percent  90 ! 12 !     470   65   9,330   12  
45–55 percent  1,240   12   3,290   #   7,150   72   102,520   10  
More than 55 percent  160   16   470 ! 1 ! 660   65   11,990   15  
                                 
Student-to-FTE ratio5                                 
Less than 12 students  550   11   1,450 ! #   3,160   63   35,840   11  
12–16 students  490   12   1,520   #   3,180   78   54,070   11  
More than 16 students  450   17   1,710   #   1,950   75   33,930   8  
                                 
Number of classroom
changes6 
                               
0–3 changes  60 ! 9 ! 150 ! #   420   62   7,450 ! 11 !
4–6 changes  870   15   2,200   #   4,300   74   66,670   10  
More than 6 changes  560   11   2,330   #   3,570   69   49,720   10  
                                 
Regular use of law
enforcement7 
                               
Regular use  1,260   14   4,350   #   6,720   76   111,470   10  
No regular use  230 ! 8 ! 330 ! #   1,570   54   12,370   10  
                                 
Number of serious
discipline problems8 
                               
No problems  660   10   1,100   #   4,350   63   45,280   7  
1 problem  270   14   880 ! #   1,500   78   26,440   13  
2 problems  250   20   670   #   1,060   82   18,190   11  
3 or more problems  300   20   2,030 ! 1 ! 1,380   89   33,920   17  
                                 
Transfers as a percentage
of enrollment9 
                               
Less than 6 percent  230   9   560 ! #   1,740   68   17,580   7  
6 to less than
11 percent 
340   14   680   #   1,670   67   18,610   7  
11 to less than
21 percent 
430   14   1,450   #   2,370   77   38,000   11  
21 percent or more  490   14   1,980 ! 1 ! 2,510   70   49,660   13  
                                 
Prevalence of schoolwide
disruptions10 
                               
No disruptions  1,240   12   3,870   #   7,030   70   98,050   10  
Any disruptions  250   16   810   #   1,260   80   25,800   12  
                                 
Percent of students
absent on a daily basis 
                               
0–2 percent          220   50   1,780 ! 5  
3–5 percent  520   11   1,200   #   3,100   67   34,630   8  
6–10 percent  700   13   2,100   #   4,030   75   65,220   11  
More than 10 percent  250   19   1,260 ! 1 ! 940   73   22,210   15  
See notes at end of table.


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