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Table 25.  Percentage of public middle schools reporting use of specified campus monitoring practices: School year 2015–16

Campus monitoring practice   Percent of schools  
Require visitors to sign or check in and wear badges   96.4  
Require visitors to sign or check in and wear badges1   94.4  
Control access to school grounds during school hours2   45.3  
Equip classrooms with locks so that doors can be locked from the inside3   68.5  
     
Close the campus for most or all students during lunch   78.7  
Provide school lockers to students   75.8  
Have "panic button(s)" or silent alarm(s) that directly connect to law enforcement in the event of an incident3   32.3  
Provide an electronic notification system that automatically notifies parents in the case of a schoolwide emergency   77.7  
     
Require faculty and staff to wear badges or picture IDs   68.4  
Use one or more security cameras to monitor the school   88.6  
Provide telephones in most classrooms   79.2  
Provide two-way radios to any staff   75.3  
1Examples of controlled access to school buildings provided to respondents were locked or monitored doors.
2Examples of controlled access to school grounds provided to respondents were locked or monitored gates.
3These items are new to the 2015–16 School Survey on Crime and Safety.
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.
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