A new National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) “First Look” report offers nationally representative data on public school safety and discipline for the 2013-14 school year. The report presents information on specific school safety and discipline plans and practices, training for classroom teachers and aides, security personnel, frequency of discipline problems, and number of incidents of various offenses.
Among the findings:
- 65% of schools reported at least one “violent incident” occurred at school (at a rate of 15.8 per 1,000 students);
- 13% of schools reported at least one “serious violent incident” occurred at school (0.5 per 1,000 students); and
- 2% of schools reported at least one “physical attack or fight with a weapon” occurred at school (0.1 per 1,000 students).
To read the full report, click here.