|Characteristic||Number of students in grades 6 through 12 (thousands)||Crime or threats at school|
|Has Occurred||Has witnessed||Worried about||Happened to him or her|
|School grade level2|
|Middle or junior school||7,418||77||3.0||60||2.5||34||1.8||17||1.1|
|Senior high school||11,539||71||1.1||58||1.3||20||0.8||8||0.6|
|1,000 or more||7,433||75||1.2||60||1.4||25||1.1||10||0.8|
|Student's race/ethnicity and school racial composition5|
|White in mostly white school||9,598||70||1.9||54||2.9||22||1.4||10||0.9|
|White in racially mixed school||6,449||75||2.6||61||2.6||27||1.7||13||1.0|
|White in mostly nonwhite school||789||74||3.6||59||4.2||25||3.4||15||2.4|
|Black in mostly black school||1,055||70||3.4||56||3.3||27||3.0||10||1.8|
|Black in racially mixed school||1,958||68||7.3||55||6.3||29||3.5||11||2.4|
|Black in mostly nonblack school||814||69||4.2||56||4.5||22||3.8||14||3.0|
|Other race/ethnicity-school combination||3,399||64||6.5||48||4.8||26||4.9||12||3.2|
1Includes school activities during the day and on the way to and from school.
2School were classified according to the lowest and highest grades at the school. Schools in which the lowest grade was 3 or less and the highest grade was 8 or less were classifies as elementary. Middle or junior high schools were those that had a low grade of 4 through 9 and a high grade of 4 through 9. Senior high schools had a low grade of 7 through 12 and a high grade of 10 through 12. Schools that did precisely meet these qualifications were classified as "combined."
3School type was defined by the parents of the students who were interviewed as an assigned public school, a public school that was chosen by the family, or a private school.
4School size was determined by the estimate of parents who were asked to choose from among the following four categories: under 300, 300 to 599, 600 to 999, or 1,000 or more. Parents who were only able to estimate the number of students in their child's grade were allowed to do so, and that answer was converted to size of school based upon the number of grades in the school.
5School racial composition was measured by parents reports. Schools were characterized as having more than 74 percent of students in the same racial/ethnic group as the child, between 25 and 75 percent, or less than 25 percent in the same racial/ethnic group.
NOTE: s.e. is standard error. Number of students may not add to totals due to rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, National Household Education Survey, 1993.