Giving our children the best education also means providing them with safe environments for learning. Some schools are safer than others, according to the New York State Department of Education, which collects detailed data on violent and disruptive incidents in all public schools. Incidents range from very serious acts such as homicide, sexual assault, and kidnapping to minor altercations and drug and alcohol possession.

While the Department of Education has its own methodology that weighs each incident differently to determine persistently dangerous schools, you can explore which schools had the most overall incidents per student from 2010-2011. Each school is represented by a circle. Larger circles represent more violent and disruptive incidents per student.