Safety at School

Parents of school-aged children (aged 6-17 years) were also asked how often they felt that their children were safe in school. Overall, parents reported that 82.6 percent of children are usually or always safe in school.

Younger school-aged children (aged 6-11 years) were more likely to be reported to be usually or always safe in school (94.4 percent) than were adolescents aged 12-17 years (90.9 percent).

Parents of children in higher-income households were also more likely to report that their children are usually or always safe in school. Parents of 84.9 percent of children with household incomes below the Federal poverty level (FPL) reported that their children were usually or always safe in school, compared to 89.9 percent of children with household incomes between 100 and 199 percent of FPL and more than 95 percent of children in households with incomes above 200 percent of FPL.