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Table 233.67b. Percentage of public schools providing training for classroom teachers or aides in specific safety and discipline topics, by safety and discipline training topic and selected school characteristics: 2015-16
[Standard errors appear in parentheses]
School characteristic Safety and discipline training topic
Classroom management for teachers Safety procedures Schoolwide discipline policies and practices related to Recognizing Intervention and referral strategies for student signs of mental health disorders4 Positive behavioral intervention strategies Crisis prevention and intervention
Cyberbullying1 Bullying2 other than cyberbullying Violence3 Alcohol and/or drug use Early warning signs of student violent behavior Physical, social, and verbal bullying behaviors Signs of students using/abusing alcohol and/or drugs
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Total 83.8   (1.23) 93.4   (0.87) 67.5   (1.24) 78.7   (1.11) 68.8   (1.40) 41.6   (1.21) 47.8   (1.45) 75.5   (1.21) 29.7   (1.08) 53.4   (1.50) 82.1   (0.91) 71.2   (1.11)
                                                                         
School level5                                                                        
Primary 84.5   (1.75) 92.6   (1.47) 62.5   (1.93) 77.6   (1.78) 67.1   (2.10) 34.1   (1.85) 46.2   (2.16) 75.3   (1.89) 21.9   (1.75) 51.9   (2.22) 87.4   (1.48) 71.5   (1.82)
Middle 85.4   (1.57) 95.7   (0.76) 77.2   (1.46) 86.1   (1.35) 72.6   (1.90) 49.7   (1.66) 48.9   (2.10) 80.1   (1.48) 37.7   (2.08) 55.7   (1.82) 85.0   (1.65) 73.8   (1.98)
High school 85.0   (1.20) 93.5   (1.03) 72.9   (1.61) 78.3   (1.45) 73.5   (2.08) 58.6   (1.89) 52.6   (1.83) 73.6   (1.47) 49.8   (2.06) 57.8   (1.86) 68.7   (1.85) 71.8   (1.83)
Combined 71.3   (6.20) 94.4   (2.91) 71.7   (5.13) 69.3   (5.18) 62.9   (5.58) 45.3   (6.56) 47.7   (5.77) 69.6   (6.06) 30.3   (5.86) 50.1   (6.10) 60.7   (5.96) 61.2   (5.71)
                                                                         
Enrollment size                                                                        
Less than 300 79.6   (3.28) 88.6   (2.64) 58.9   (4.16) 73.9   (3.72) 65.7   (4.13) 33.2   (3.11) 43.0   (3.55) 71.0   (3.27) 21.4   (2.24) 49.4   (3.33) 80.7   (2.88) 64.9   (3.19)
300 to 499 80.3   (2.34) 93.3   (1.62) 66.7   (2.29) 79.0   (2.16) 66.8   (2.68) 38.2   (2.65) 48.2   (2.79) 76.7   (2.19) 27.7   (2.64) 54.0   (2.99) 79.1   (2.09) 68.9   (2.88)
500 to 999 87.7   (1.70) 95.7   (0.94) 72.1   (2.11) 80.7   (1.66) 71.1   (2.04) 44.5   (1.93) 49.5   (2.18) 78.1   (2.07) 31.7   (1.84) 54.6   (2.30) 86.8   (1.39) 76.9   (1.65)
1,000 or more 88.2   (1.49) 95.8   (0.78) 70.8   (2.13) 80.2   (2.00) 72.3   (2.22) 58.1   (2.08) 50.1   (2.28) 72.2   (2.33) 45.5   (2.50) 55.7   (2.50) 76.6   (1.96) 70.7   (2.11)
                                                                         
Locale                                                                        
City 88.0   (1.98) 96.4   (1.08) 71.0   (2.64) 82.6   (2.18) 73.2   (2.80) 41.3   (2.77) 52.4   (3.04) 82.4   (2.28) 29.5   (2.66) 60.4   (2.79) 89.6   (1.56) 74.5   (2.87)
Suburban 85.2   (1.65) 93.4   (1.22) 68.9   (2.27) 81.0   (2.04) 68.9   (2.41) 42.8   (1.96) 47.1   (2.39) 76.4   (2.50) 32.2   (2.11) 52.3   (2.51) 86.3   (1.40) 73.4   (2.05)
Town 78.7   (3.39) 91.8   (2.50) 59.4   (3.83) 68.9   (4.07) 60.3   (4.46) 40.5   (3.60) 43.5   (4.03) 68.2   (3.85) 23.7   (3.03) 48.0   (3.75) 74.8   (2.92) 71.2   (3.87)
Rural 80.3   (2.31) 91.3   (1.97) 66.1   (2.75) 76.7   (2.61) 68.2   (2.84) 40.9   (2.87) 46.0   (2.96) 71.0   (2.37) 29.8   (2.28) 50.3   (3.03) 73.1   (2.42) 65.4   (2.60)
                                                                         
Percent combined enrollment of
      Black, Hispanic, Asian,
      Pacific Islander, and
      American Indian/Alaska Native
      students, and students of Two
      or more races
                                                                       
Less than 5 percent 68.8   (5.17) 92.4   (3.64) 60.8   (6.54) 71.6   (5.40) 67.0   (5.78) 42.3   (5.96) 48.3   (6.94) 75.5   (5.88) 26.5   (5.87) 37.8   (6.06) 61.3   (5.94) 61.6   (6.33)
5 percent to less than
      20 percent
77.3   (2.28) 91.1   (2.17) 62.5   (2.57) 73.5   (2.80) 63.7   (3.01) 38.2   (3.04) 40.3   (3.23) 67.4   (2.93) 26.2   (2.62) 49.4   (3.59) 76.6   (2.29) 69.0   (2.61)
20 percent to less than
      50 percent
87.4   (1.92) 95.4   (1.46) 65.3   (2.19) 79.3   (2.40) 70.5   (2.17) 42.2   (2.30) 49.4   (2.63) 74.7   (2.48) 30.9   (2.22) 53.1   (2.27) 83.6   (1.45) 68.0   (2.35)
50 percent or more 87.8   (1.85) 93.8   (1.17) 72.9   (2.10) 82.5   (1.89) 71.0   (2.07) 43.1   (2.63) 51.2   (2.59) 81.0   (1.78) 31.5   (2.29) 58.4   (2.16) 87.7   (1.34) 76.1   (1.89)
                                                                         
Percent of students
      eligible for free or
      reduced-price lunch
                                                                       
0 to 25 percent 82.0   (2.48) 95.2   (1.61) 64.1   (3.31) 80.8   (2.85) 65.6   (3.96) 39.3   (2.98) 46.1   (3.48) 72.3   (3.25) 28.9   (2.66) 54.9   (3.82) 80.5   (2.47) 70.5   (3.53)
26 to 50 percent 81.5   (2.26) 95.4   (1.06) 63.4   (2.76) 72.8   (2.63) 68.3   (2.43) 41.6   (3.05) 44.3   (3.07) 72.8   (2.37) 29.5   (2.50) 47.2   (2.76) 78.3   (1.70) 68.4   (2.83)
51 to 75 percent 83.5   (1.91) 91.4   (1.54) 72.0   (1.99) 82.2   (2.06) 69.4   (2.66) 42.9   (2.99) 46.3   (2.64) 75.7   (2.63) 27.7   (2.28) 52.5   (2.50) 82.4   (1.78) 69.8   (2.41)
76 to 100 percent 87.5   (2.48) 92.5   (1.80) 69.2   (2.65) 79.9   (2.55) 70.4   (2.45) 41.5   (3.04) 53.7   (3.30) 80.0   (2.33) 32.3   (2.44) 59.6   (2.88) 86.6   (1.93) 76.0   (2.29)
                                                                         
Student/teacher ratio6                                                                        
Less than 12 80.5   (3.34) 95.1   (1.86) 71.4   (3.97) 79.1   (3.52) 67.9   (4.18) 42.4   (3.88) 47.7   (4.45) 79.7   (3.62) 27.7   (3.51) 54.4   (3.95) 77.8   (3.95) 68.3   (3.79)
12 to 16 85.3   (1.74) 93.6   (1.40) 70.1   (1.91) 81.9   (1.71) 72.5   (2.28) 41.7   (2.31) 51.6   (2.29) 76.4   (2.21) 32.8   (2.17) 58.3   (2.24) 83.1   (1.94) 77.5   (1.82)
More than 16 83.6   (1.52) 92.9   (1.12) 64.7   (2.28) 76.4   (1.65) 66.5   (2.14) 41.2   (1.89) 45.2   (2.11) 73.8   (1.90) 28.1   (1.76) 49.8   (2.35) 82.6   (1.28) 67.8   (1.76)
1 The questionnaire defined cyberbullying as occurring "when willful and repeated harm is inflicted through the use of computers, cell phones, or other electronic devices."
2 The questionnaire defined bullying as "any unwanted aggressive behavior(s) by another youth or group of youths who are not siblings or current dating partners that involves an observed or perceived power imbalance and is repeated multiple times or is highly likely to be repeated."
3 The questionnaire defined violence as "actual, attempted, or threatened fight or assault."
4 This item on the questionnaire provided the following examples of mental health disorders: depression, mood disorders, and ADHD. The questionnaire defined mental health disorders as "collectively, all diagnosable mental health disorders or health conditions that are characterized by alterations in thinking, mood, or behavior (or some combination thereof) associated with distress and/or impaired functioning."
5 Primary schools are defined as schools in which the lowest grade is not higher than grade 3 and the highest grade is not higher than grade 8. Middle schools are defined as schools in which the lowest grade is not lower than grade 4 and the highest grade is not higher than grade 9. High schools are defined as schools in which the lowest grade is not lower than grade 9 and the highest grade is not higher than grade 12. Combined schools include all other combinations of grades, including K-12 schools.
6 Student/teacher ratio was calculated by dividing the total number of students enrolled in the school, as reported on the School Survey on Crime and Safety (SSOCS), by the total number of full-time-equivalent (FTE) teachers. Information regarding the total number of FTE teachers was obtained from the Common Core of Data (CCD), the sampling frame for SSOCS.
NOTE: Responses were provided by the principal or the person most knowledgeable about crime and safety issues at the school.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, 2015-16 School Survey on Crime and Safety (SSOCS), 2016. (This table was prepared September 2017.)

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