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Table 5.  Percentage of students ages 12–18 reporting perceptions of teacher attitudes towards students, by selected student and school characteristics: School year 2006–07
 
Teachers do or say things that make students feel bad about themselves
Teachers treat students with respect Teachers care about students
Student or school characteristic Agree   Disagree   Agree   Disagree   Agree   Disagree
Total 91.5   8.5   94.4   5.6   18.5   81.5
                       
Sex                      
Male 92.1   7.9   94.6   5.4   17.2   82.8
Female 90.9   9.1   94.1   5.9   19.8   80.2
                       
Race/ethnicity                      
White, not Hispanic or Latino 93.3   6.7   95.6   4.4   15.9   84.1
Black, not Hispanic or Latino 83.6   16.4   89.9   10.1   27.6   72.4
Hispanic or Latino 91.5   8.5   93.7   6.3   20.3   79.7
All other races, not
   Hispanic or Latino1
93.5   6.5   95.1   4.9   16.6   83.4
                       
Grade                      
6th 93.9   6.1   96.1   3.9   17.6   82.4
7th 91.7   8.3   95.4   4.6   19.1   80.9
8th 90.0   10.0   94.3   5.7   20.9   79.1
9th 90.2   9.8   93.2   6.8   19.8   80.2
10th 90.6   9.4   94.5   5.5   18.7   81.3
11th 91.6   8.4   93.4   6.6   16.8   83.2
12th 93.9   6.1   94.4   5.6   15.6   84.4
                       
Household income                      
Less than $7,500 88.0   12.0   91.4   8.6   24.9   75.1
$7,500-14,999 80.7   19.3   89.3   10.7   24.5   75.5
$15,000-24,999 86.0   14.0   91.0   9.0   24.5   75.5
$25,000-34,999 87.9   12.1   94.0   6.0   21.5   78.5
$35,000-49,999 92.5   7.5   93.9   6.1   15.4   84.6
$50,000 or more 94.0   6.0   96.0   4.0   15.1   84.9
                       
Urbanicity2                      
Urban 90.2   9.8   93.1   6.9   20.8   79.2
Suburban 92.5   7.5   94.6   5.4   17.0   83.0
Rural 90.7   9.3   95.7   4.3   19.4   80.6
            
Self-report of grades in school3                      
Mostly A's 94.9   5.1   97.4   2.6   13.7   86.3
Mostly B's 92.2   7.8   94.3   5.7   18.4   81.6
Mostly C's 86.9   13.1   91.3   8.7   25.3   74.7
Mostly D's 74.3   25.7   81.3   18.7   31.3   68.7
Mostly F's 70.8   29.2   77.9   22.1 ! 40.8   59.2
                       
Student report of violent
   victimization at school4
Yes 80.4   19.6   89.2   10.8 ! 25.4   74.6
No 91.7   8.3   94.5   5.5   18.4   81.6
                       
Student report of theft
   victimization at school4
Yes 85.6   14.4   93.4   6.6   22.3   77.7
No 91.7   8.3   94.4   5.6   18.4   81.6
                       
Sector                      
Public 91.0   9.0   94.0   6.0   18.9   81.1
Private 97.0   3.0   98.2   1.8 ! 13.5   86.5
! Interpret data with caution. The standard error for this estimate is from 30 percent to 50 percent of the estimate’s value.
1 "All other races, not Hispanic or Latino" includes Asians, Pacific Islanders, and American Indians (including Alaska Natives) and respondents of two or more races. For this report, not Hispanic or Latino students who identified themselves as being of two or more races (1 percent of all respondents) were included in the "all other races, not Hispanic or Latino" category. Respondents who identified themselves as being of Hispanic or Latino origin were classified as "Hispanic or Latino," 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 Rates for 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 Incident Report of the National Crime Victimization Survey and appended to the School Crime Supplement (SCS) data file. Readers should note the reference period for the victimization data is "the last 6 months" while the reference period for the SCS is "the last school year."
NOTE: "Violent" victimization includes serious violent crimes (rape, sexual assault, robbery, and aggravated assault) and simple assault. "Theft" includes attempted and completed purse snatching, completed pickpocketing, and all attempted and completed thefts, excluding motor vehicle theft. Theft does not include robbery, in which the threat or use of force is involved. "At school" includes inside the school building, on school property, on a school bus, and on the way to and from school. Response options to the 2007 SCS questionnaire item include "strongly agree", "agree," "disagree," and "strongly disagree." For purposes of presenting the data in this table, "agree" includes "strongly agree" and "agree," and "disagree" includes "disagree" and "strongly disagree." Population size for students ages 12–18 was 25,967,000 in 2007.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, School Crime Supplement (SCS) to the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), 2007.


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