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Table 2.  Number and percentage distribution of library media centers that reported having full-time or part-time, state-certified, paid professional library media center specialists, by school type and selected school characteristics: 2007–08

      Number of library media centers that had Percentage distribution of library
media centers that had
 
School type and selected
school characteristic
Number of schools with library media centers   At least one full-time, paid, state-certified library media center specialist   No full-time and at least one part-time, paid, state-certified library media center specialist   No full-time or part-time, paid, state-certified library media center specialists   At least one full-time, paid, state-certified library media center specialist   No full-time and at least one part-time, paid, state-certified library media center specialist   No full-time or part-time, paid, state-certified library media center specialists  
All public schools  81,920   50,910   8,850   22,160   62.2   10.8   27.0  
                             
School classification                             
Traditional public  80,100   50,540   8,750   20,810   63.1   10.9   26.0  
Charter school  1,820   380 ! 90 ! 1,350   20.7 ! 5.2 ! 74.1  
                             
Community type                             
City  19,340   11,800   1,780   5,770   61.0   9.2   29.8  
Suburban  23,740   16,120   1,670   5,950   67.9   7.1   25.1  
Town  12,380   7,570   1,630   3,180   61.1   13.2   25.7  
Rural  26,450   15,430   3,760   7,260   58.3   14.2   27.4  
                             
School level                             
Elementary  59,730   35,470   6,760   17,500   59.4   11.3   29.3  
Secondary  17,760   13,400   1,370   2,990   75.5   7.7   16.8  
Combined  4,430   2,040   710   1,670   46.1   16.1   37.8  
                             
Student enrollment                             
Less than 100  3,040   380 ! 960   1,700   12.5 ! 31.6   55.9  
100-199  6,600   2,330   1,530   2,740   35.3   23.1   41.5  
200-499  34,460   19,220   4,750   10,490   55.8   13.8   30.4  
500-749  20,010   14,290   1,040   4,680   71.4   5.2   23.4  
750-999  8,600   6,430   270   1,900   74.8   3.1   22.1  
1,000 or more  9,200   8,250   310 ! 640   89.7   3.4 ! 6.9  
                             
Percent of K-12 students who
  were approved for free or
  reduced-price lunches
                           
0-34  32,390   21,140   3,460   7,790   65.3   10.7   24.1  
35-49  14,270   9,070   1,880   3,310   63.6   13.2   23.2  
50-74  18,280   11,690   1,830   4,760   64.0   10.0   26.0  
75 or more  15,460   8,450   1,510   5,490   54.7   9.8   35.5  
School did not participate
  in free or reduced-price
  lunch program
1,520   550   170 ! 800   36.4   11.2 ! 52.4  
                             
All BIE schools  160   80   10   80   47.7   5.1   47.2  
! Interpret data with caution. The standard error for this estimate is equal to 30 percent or more of the estimate's value.
NOTE: The 2007–08 Schools and Staffing Survey did not collect School Library Media Center data from private schools. BIE school refers to schools funded by the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) that are operated by the BIE, a tribe, or a private contractor and not by a regular school district. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), "Public School Library Media Center and BIE School Library Media Center Data Files," 2007–08.


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