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Table 4.  Average number of total holdings, additions, and expenditures in library media centers during 2006–07 for various kinds of materials, by school type and selected school characteristics: 2007–08

School type and selected
school characteristic
Number of schools with library media centers Average number of holdings at the end of the 2006–07 school year Average number acquired during the 2006–07 school year Average amount of expenditures during the 2006–07 school year
  Book titles   Audio/video materials   Book titles   Audio/video materials   Book titles   Audio/video materials  
All public schools  81,920   11,710   520   550   31   $6,620   $630  
                             
School classification                             
Traditional public  80,100   11,780   520   550   32   6,630   630  
Charter school  1,820   7,560   420 ! 700   24 ! 6,210   600 !
                             
Community type                             
City  19,340   12,390   560   610   40   7,360   670  
Suburban  23,740   13,030   540   620   32   7,140   770  
Town  12,380   11,550   590   520   30   6,150   570  
Rural  26,450   10,110   440   470   25   5,850   500  
                             
School level                             
Elementary  59,730   11,480   460   560   29   5,940   520  
Secondary  17,760   13,150   740   570   41   9,420   1,020  
Combined  4,430   8,890   390   380   21   4,410   420  
                             
Student enrollment                             
Less than 100  3,040   4,450   180   210   9   1,940   180  
100-199  6,600   7,710   230   300   12   3,260   280  
200-499  34,460   10,420   380   460   20   4,900   440  
500-749  20,010   12,490   590   610   31   7,000   560  
750-999  8,600   13,960   810   720   52 ! 9,130   850  
1,000 or more  9,200   17,640   930   900   75   13,600   1,620  
                             
Percent of K-12 students who
  were approved for free or
  reduced-price lunches
                           
0-34  32,390   12,630   570   590   37   7,430   770  
35-49  14,270   11,150   550   520   28   6,500   570  
50-74  18,280   11,390   500   530   28   6,240   560  
75 or more  15,460   10,970   420   540   29 ! 5,700   480  
School did not participate
  in free or reduced-price
  lunch program
1,520   8,260   350 ! 430   18 ! 4,070 ! 450  
                             
All BIE schools  160   11,820   510   750   33   7,800   760  
! 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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