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Table 5.  Percentage of library media centers that reported having various technological services, average number of computer workstations, and average number of computer workstations that had Internet access in the library media center, by school type and selected school characteristics: 2007–08

School type and selected
school characteristic
Number of schools with library media centers Percent with various technological services Average number of computer workstations Average number of computer workstations with Internet access
Automated circulation system Automated catalog(s) for student and staff use Digital video disk (DVD) player(s) or video cassette recorder(s) (VCR) for student and staff use Technology to assist students and staff with disabilities
All public schools  81,920 89.5 87.2 87.2 23.9 15.2 15.0
               
School classification               
Traditional public  80,100 90.2 87.9 87.6 24.0 15.3 15.1
Charter school  1,820 59.7 58.4 69.0 21.4 11.2 11.2
               
Community type               
City  19,340 89.4 86.9 84.6 21.3 14.9 14.7
Suburban  23,740 93.4 91.0 86.0 27.6 17.6 17.5
Town  12,380 89.4 87.6 89.0 21.0 14.3 14.0
Rural  26,450 86.2 83.9 89.3 23.8 13.7 13.5
               
School level               
Elementary  59,730 89.9 87.5 86.7 23.0 12.2 12.0
Secondary  17,760 92.6 90.6 89.6 26.4 26.4 26.3
Combined  4,430 72.4 69.8 84.5 25.9 11.0 10.8
               
Student enrollment               
Less than 100  3,040 45.5 45.8 71.1 19.0 7.7 7.1
100-199  6,600 73.6 72.7 87.0 18.4 11.0 10.8
200-499  34,460 89.7 86.6 86.7 20.2 11.9 11.7
500-749  20,010 94.8 91.6 87.9 25.2 14.4 14.2
750-999  8,600 95.3 94.6 89.7 29.2 17.6 17.4
1,000 or more  9,200 97.9 97.0 90.8 35.7 32.7 32.5
               
Percent of K-12 students who
  were approved for free or
  reduced-price lunches
             
0-34  32,390 93.0 91.3 89.5 27.4 18.5 18.3
35-49  14,270 88.8 88.2 88.3 24.5 15.4 15.3
50-74  18,280 90.0 86.4 87.7 22.0 13.3 13.1
75 or more  15,460 84.8 81.4 81.4 18.7 10.6 10.4
School did not participate
  in free or reduced-price
  lunch program
1,520 64.2 60.7 79.5 21.3 12.6 12.4
               
All BIE schools  160 73.1 66.6 83.7 18.2 9.5 8.8
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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