Table 5.  Percentage of students ages 12-18 reporting availability of alcohol at school during the previous 6 months, by selected student and school characteristics: 2005


    Alcoholic beverages available at school
Student or school characteristic   Yes   No   Don't know drug  
Total   17.5   72.0   0.2 !
               
Sex              
Male   18.2   71.5   0.2 !
Female   16.8   72.6    
               
Race/ethnicity1              
White, non-Hispanic   19.7   71.1    
Black, non-Hispanic   15.4   71.9    
Hispanic   13.9   74.5    
Other, non-Hispanic   11.8   74.3    
               
Grade              
6th   3.5   85.0    
7th   5.9   83.1    
8th   9.3   81.3   #  
9th   19.8   65.2    
10th   24.6   65.7   #  
11th   29.3   61.8    
12th   28.0   64.7    
               
Household income              
Less than $7,500   12.9   75.4   #  
$7,500–14,999   11.9   72.0    
$15,000–24,999   12.8   78.2    
$25,000–34,999   16.3   73.2    
$35,000–49,999   16.0   71.9    
$50,000 or more   20.0   70.5    
               
Urbanicity2              
Urban   15.5   75.4    
Suburban   18.6   69.9   0.3 !
Rural   17.4   73.6    
               
Self-reports of grades at school3              
Mostly A's   15.7   73.8   0.3 !
Mostly B's   17.8   72.0    
Mostly C's   19.6   69.9    
Mostly D's   26.7   61.6    
Mostly F's   14.6 ! 76.9   #  
               
Student report of violent victimization at school4              
Yes   21.4   65.9   #  
No   17.5   72.1   0.2 !
               
Student report of theft victimization at school4              
Yes   27.7   60.4   #  
No   17.2   72.4   0.2 !
               
Sector              
Public   18.1   71.0   0.2 !
Private   11.3   84.6   #  
     
# Rounds to zero.
! Interpret data with caution. The standard error for this estimate is from 30 percent to 50 percent of the estimate’s value.
‡ Reporting standards not met. The standard error for this estimate is equal to 50 percent or more of the estimate's value.
1 "Other, non-Hispanic" includes Asians, Pacific Islanders, and American Indians (including Alaska Natives). Beginning in 2005, 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 2005 (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 25,811,000 in 2005. Details may not sum to 100 percent because respondent-volunteered "don't know" responses are included in the base for the percentages listed.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, School Crime Supplement (SCS) to the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), 2005.