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School Safety (Los Angeles County, 2008-2010)

Percentage of students in grades 7, 9, and 11 reporting the level of safety they feel at school, Los Angeles County 2008-2010.

  • 55.7% of African American students in Los Angeles County described their school as “safe” or “very safe.”
     
  • 66.3% of Asian students in Los Angeles County described their school as “safe” or “very safe.”
     
  • 56.5% of Latino students in Los Angeles County described their school as “safe” or “very safe.”
     
  • 60% of Native American students in Los Angeles County described their school as “safe” or “very safe.”
     
  • 64.3% of Pacific Islander students in Los Angeles County described their school as “safe” or “very safe.”
     
  • Students of color in Los Angeles County were less likely to describe their school as “safe” or “very safe” than White students.

Perception of School Safety, Los Angeles County, 2008-2010

African American

Latino

Native American

Asian

Pacific Islander

White

Very Safe

20.4

18.2

30.6

22.0

21.0

27.0

Safe

35.3

38.3

29.4

44.3

43.3

44.4

Neither Safe nor Unsafe

33.6

35.6

27.1

28.2

28.6

23.2

Unsafe

5.8

4.7

7.2

3.1

3.5

3.3

Very Unsafe

5.0

3.3

5.8

2.3

3.6

2.1

As cited on www.kidsdata.org, a program of the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health.

Definition: Percentage of students in grades 7, 9, and 11 reporting the level of safety they feel at school, by race/ethnicity.

Source: 
California Healthy Kids Survey - Safety (WestEd), California Department of Education
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