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Table 24. Number and percent of students ages 12 through 18 who reported positive attitudes about teachers, future academic plans, and skipping classes, by selected school experiences: School year 2010–11

Reported school experiences Number "Strongly agree" that teachers treat students with respect   "Strongly agree" that teachers care about students   Plans to attend school after high school   Plans to graduate from a 4-year college   Skipped any class in the last 4 weeks of school  
All students 24,690,000 31.5   33.4   89.8   85.2   6.4  
Bullied at school                      
Yes 6,809,000 27.7   30.9   91.1   86.2   9.7  
No 17,647,000 33.2   34.7   89.3   84.8   5.1  
School attachment                      
Positive attitude about school rules1 11,029,000 54.5   56.7   92.4   89.4   5.0  
Positive attachment to adults at school2 11,765,000 54.6   59.6   93.1   90.0   5.8  
Involved in one
or more activities
at school
16,699,000 33.9   36.5   94.0   90.2   6.3  
Mostly A's or B's 19,924,000 33.6   35.6   92.5   88.4   5.0  
Mostly C's, D's, or F's 4,192,000 22.3   24.5   79.0   70.9   13.1  
Criminal victimization at school                      
Any 876,000 18.9   25.1   96.0   87.3   14.5  
None 23,814,000 31.9   33.7   89.6   85.2   6.1  
1 Includes respondents who said "strongly agree" to any of the following statements: The school rules are fair; The punishment for breaking school rules is the same no matter who you are; The school rules are strictly enforced; If a school rule is broken, students know what kind of punishment will follow.
2 Includes respondents who said they "strongly agree" with any of the following statements: There is an adult at school who... Really cares about you; Listens to you when you have something to say; Believes that you will be a success.
NOTE: Tabular data include only students who reported being enrolled in grades 6 through 12 and not receiving any of their education through homeschooling during the school year reported. The weighted population estimate for all students meeting the criteria for inclusion in this table is 24,690,000. "Bullied" includes students who reported being made fun of, called names, or insulted; being the subject of rumors; being threatened with harm; being pushed, shoved, tripped, or spit on; being pressured into doing things they did not want to do; being excluded from activities on purpose; or having property destroyed on purpose. "Criminal victimization" includes students who reported being the victim of theft or violent crimes at school. "At school" includes the school building, school property, school bus, or going to and from school. Detail may not sum to total due to rounding and missing data.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, School Crime Supplement (SCS) to the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), 2011.