Dataset

Percent of Public Schools Reporting Selected Types of Disciplinary Problems Occurring at School,

Added By Infochimps

The Statistical Abstract files are distributed by the US Census Department as Microsoft Excel files. These files have data mixed with notes and references, multiple tables per sheet, and, worst of all, the table headers are not easily matched to their rows and columns.

A few files had extraneous characters in the title. These were corrected to be consistent. A few files have a sheet of crufty gibberish in the first slot. The sheet order was shuffled but no data were changed.

The tables that were changed (this is table 236):

0166 0257 0362 0429 0445 0446 0459 0461 0462 0464 0465 0466 0467
0469 0479 0480 0481 0482 0483 0484 0485 0486 0487 0559 0628 0629
1144 1227 1231

This dataset consists of a table of 30 rows and 9 columns.

In percent. For school year. “At school” includes activities that happen in school buildings, on school grounds, on school buses, and at places that hold school-sponsored events or activities. Based on sample; see source for details

Footnotes

  1. Sexual harassment includes “unsolicited, offensive behavior that
    inappropriately asserts sexuality over another person. This behavior may be verbal or
    non-verbal.”
  2. Gang includes an “ongoing loosely organized association of three
    or more persons, whether formal or informal, that has a common name, signs, symbols or colors,
    whose members engage, either individually or collectively in violent or other forms of
    illegal behavior.”
  3. Cult or extremist group includes “a group that espouses radical
    beliefs and practices, which may include a religious component, that are widely seen as
    threatening the basic values and cultural norms of society at large.”
  4. 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 level is not lower than grade 45 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.
  5. These estimates exclude data from Tennessee because schools in this state did not report
    estimates of student race.

License

Public Domain (Government Work)

This dataset was prepared by the government and is therefore in the public domain. There are no restrictions upon its use.