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20 School Districts with the Most Bullying Incidents; Brick Is On List

We’ve compiled the 20 School Districts with the Most Bullying Incidents for the 2012-2013 school year. Not surprisingly, Newark had the most bullying incidents since it has the largest student body in the state. But there are some surprises.

Last week we put together a list of the 9 Most Violent School Districts in New Jersey. What we tried to do in that list was to use the same statistical analysis for incidents of violence in schools as we would for municipal crime stats. In other words, if one town had 40 assaults and 10,000 people, while another town had 300 assaults and 100,000 people, the former would actually have a higher rate of assaults.

Today, we’ve compiled the 20 School Districts with the Most Bullying Incidents for the 2012-2013 school year. For this list, we kept ratios out of the equation and simply went with raw numbers. Not surprisingly, Newark had the most bullying incidents since it has the largest student body in the state. But there are some surprises further down the list.

Again, all of this data is pulled from the state of New Jersey’sViolence, Vandalism and Substance Abuse in the Schools Report.

As with any data, there are some important points to remember, and the most important point here is that this data is self-reported by the districts. That’s why Paterson, with its 24,000 students, only reported one incident of bullying last year. The other point is that the reporting category is called “Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying,” which we’ve shortened to simply “bullying.”

Rick Ricky December 10, 2013 at 11:23 PM
BBW, Agreed.....Why ask the kids? The schools administration, teachers and coaches thinks the kids are deaf, dumb and blind. They really think they can't see through their B.S. Which is hysterical to me. Everyone sees through their B.S. By 3rd grade they are seeing through their B.S. They really don't want to change. If they did, it would have been changed. They have no accountability. Especially when you have administrators going right a long with the charades that are going on in their schools. They don't have to change because they have been getting away with doing whatever they want. There is so much wrong going on in the public schools. It is a disgrace. No one is going to change it. It has to be changed within. One who has true guts and morals. Not many left that fall in to that category.
Chief Wahoo December 11, 2013 at 08:50 AM
This is what happens when you send our property taxes to Abbotts !!!! Wake up sheep, you have been bullied by the state.
BBW December 11, 2013 at 04:21 PM
Chief Wahoo is an example of the problem with the adults in town. Moron doesn't realize we are talking about kids being bullied not taxes or the state. Think he's retiring as the toilet cleaner at police headquarters. Now he's going to rant when he reads this. My apologies to all others on the post.

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