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Table 6.  Percentage of library media centers that reported having computer workstations and provided students access to online, licensed databases, by school type and selected school characteristics: 2007–08

School type and selected
school characteristic
Number of schools with library media centers Percent of library media centers that had computer workstations Percent of library media center computer workstations that had Internet access Percent of all library media centers that had access to online, licensed databases Of library media centers that provided students with access to online, licensed databases, percent that provided access from
Classroom   Home
All public schools 81,920 97.1 98.7 82.1 90.0   69.2
               
School classification              
Traditional public 80,100 97.3 98.7 82.8 90.1   69.5
Charter school  1,820 87.9 99.5 52.3 87.6   49.6
               
Community type              
City  19,340 97.5 98.6 83.8 89.0   67.8
Suburban 23,740 98.2 99.3 85.8 91.0   74.0
Town 12,380 96.6 98.5 75.4 91.1   70.2
Rural  26,450 96.2 98.3 80.7 89.4   65.4
               
School level               
Elementary 59,730 96.9 98.4 80.1 89.6   65.8
Secondary 17,760 98.9 99.3 91.0 92.1   81.7
Combined 4,430 93.2 98.4 73.0 85.5   57.9
               
Student enrollment              
Less than 100 3,040 78.3 92.8 53.2 83.7   36.3
100-199 6,600 93.7 98.1 73.3 89.1   56.2
200-499 34,460 97.3 98.5 80.4 89.2   64.7
500-749 20,010 98.7 98.9 83.1 91.3   72.3
750-999 8,600 98.9 99.0 89.7 89.8   74.1
1,000 or more 9,200 100.0 99.4 95.0 92.3   87.0
               
Percent of K-12 students who
  were approved for free or
  reduced-price lunches
             
0-34 32,390 97.9 99.1 86.2 91.6   73.4
35-49 14,270 97.6 99.1 79.9 88.8   71.8
50-74  18,280 97.5 98.5 82.2 90.1   67.5
75 or more 15,460 95.5 97.5 77.2 87.8   59.9
School did not participate
  in free or reduced-price
  lunch program
1,520 90.1 98.9 62.5 86.1   61.2
               
All BIE schools  160 92.4 93.1 65.4 80.6   34.9
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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