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Table 13.  Percentage of students ages 12–18 who reported being rejected at school and the frequency of being rejected during the previous 6 months, by selected student and school characteristics: 2003


    Felt rejected by
other students
within the
previous 6 months
  If yes, frequency of rejection  
Student or school characteristic   Yes   No   Once or
twice in past 6 months
  Once or
twice a month
  Once or
twice a week
  Almost
every day
 
Total    9.5   90.5   36.7   26.7   18.5   18.1  
                           
Sex                           
Male    8.6   91.4   37.2   26.3   18.9   17.7  
Female    10.4   89.6   36.2   27.1   18.2   18.4  
                           
Race/ethnicity1                           
White, non-Hispanic    10.8   89.2   36.4   27.0   19.7   16.8  
Black, non-Hispanic    8.3   91.7   40.2   22.2   10.9   26.7  
Hispanic    6.4   93.6   34.9   22.8   22.4   19.9  
Other, non-Hispanic    8.1   91.9   35.1   42.7   12.9 ! 9.4 !
                           
Grade                           
6th    16.1   83.9   34.6   26.0   14.4   25.0  
7th    14.8   85.2   36.1   23.3   19.9   20.8  
8th    10.7   89.3   34.2   31.8   19.2   14.8  
9th    8.9   91.1   35.2   25.7   18.2   20.9  
10th    7.6   92.4   39.5   29.3   16.4   14.8  
11th    4.7   95.3   50.7   24.1   21.5    
12th    4.7   95.3   34.1   28.2   22.8 ! 14.9 !
                           
Household income                           
Less than $7,500    11.0   89.0   20.4 ! 30.6 !   29.9 !
$7,500–14,999    9.2   90.8   31.2   25.6 ! 26.7   16.5 !
$15,000–24,999    8.9   91.1   30.9   23.9   20.3   24.9  
$25,000–34,999    12.6   87.4   44.8   27.2   13.2   14.8  
$35,000–49,999    9.3   90.7   30.4   26.7   23.4   19.4  
$50,000 or more    8.9   91.1   39.1   28.9   16.8   15.2  
                           
Urbanicity2                           
Urban    9.2   90.8   32.7   23.8   18.4   25.1  
Suburban    8.7   91.3   39.7   26.8   18.7   14.8  
Rural    12.5   87.5   34.9   29.9   18.4   16.8  
                           
Self-report of grades at school3                           
Mostly A's    8.2   91.8   42.1   33.5   11.3   13.1  
Mostly B's    8.7   91.3   37.7   25.9   20.5   16.0  
Mostly C's    11.8   88.2   33.2   19.3   22.2   25.4  
Mostly D's    17.8   82.2   20.3 ! 38.8   18.9   22.0  
Mostly F's    21.8   78.2   36.3 !     37.5  
                           
Student report of violent 
victimization at school4 
                         
Yes   33.4   66.6   17.5 ! 18.4   23.4   40.7  
No   9.2   90.8   37.6   27.1   18.3   17.0  
                           
Student report of theft 
victimization at school4 
                         
Yes   16.2   83.8   30.6   18.8   22.3   28.3  
No   9.2   90.8   37.1   27.3   18.2   17.3  
                           
Sector                           
Public    9.5   90.5   37.1   26.3   17.8   18.8  
Private    9.1   90.9   32.3   29.9   27.0   10.9  
! Interpret data with caution.
‡ Reporting standards not met.
1 "Other, non-Hispanic" includes Asians, Pacific Islanders, and American Indians (including Alaska Natives). Beginning in 2003, students were given the option of identifying themselves as more than one race. Non-Hispanic students who identified themselves as more than one race in 2003 (1 percent of all respondents) were included in the "other, non-Hispanic" category. Respondents who identified themselves as being of Hispanic origin were classified as Hispanic, regardless of their race.
2 Urbanicity refers to the Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) status of the respondent's household as defined in 1990 by the U.S. Census Bureau.
3 Students who responded that their schools did not give grades or there was no alphabetical equivalent are not reported.
4 Victimization data are taken from the National Crime Victimization Survey Incident Report.
NOTE: "Violent" victimization includes serious violent crimes (rape, sexual assault, robbery, and aggravated assault) and simple assault. "At school" includes inside the school building, on school property, on a school bus, and on the way to and from school. Population size for students ages 12–18 was 25,684,000 in 2003. "Rejection" at school was defined as being made fun of, called names, or excluded from activities. Detail may not sum to 100 percent because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, School Crime Supplement (SCS) to the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), 2003.


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