Skip Navigation
small NCES header image

Number and percentage of private schools that had library media centers, by school level and selected
characteristics: United States, 2011–12

Selected characteristic Total number
of schools
  Total number of schools
that reported having a
library media center
  Percent of schools
that reported having
a library media center
 
Total 30,861 23,444 76.0
 
Private school typology
Catholic 6,873 6,386 92.9
Parochial 2,910 2,731 93.9
Diocesan 2,922 2,754 94.3
Private 1,041 900 86.5
 
Other religious 14,214 10,878 76.5
Conservative Christian 4,574 3,757 82.1
Other affiliated 3,060 2,550 83.3
Unaffiliated 6,579 4,571 69.5
 
Nonsectarian 9,775 6,180 63.2
Regular 4,882 3,161 64.7
Special emhasis   3,280 1,872 57.1
Special education 1,613 1,148 71.2
 
School level
Elementary 19,697 14,316 72.7
Secondary 2,677 2,251 84.1
Combined 8,488 6,877 81.0
 
Program emphasis
Regular elementary/
secondary
21,486 18,026 83.9
Montessori 2,439 1,260 51.7
Special program emphasis  676 489 72.3
Special education 1,859 1,314 70.7
Vocational/technical 
Alternative 813 536 65.9
Early childhood 3,583 1,815 50.7
 
Size (number of students)
Less than 50 13,459 8,180 60.8
50-149 7,667 6,175 80.5
150-299 5,488 4,958 90.4
300-499 2,447 2,363 96.6
500-749 1,103 1,085 98.4
750 or more 698 682 97.8
 
Region
Northeast 7,447 5,221 70.1
Midwest  7,963 6,424 80.7
South  9,203 7,389 80.3
West 6,249 4,411 70.6
 
Urbancity type 
City 10,005 7,851 78.5
Suburban  10,911 7,921 72.6
Town  2,900 2,390 82.4
Rural  7,045 5,281 75.0
             
‡ Reporting standards not met. There are fewer than 15 sample cases.
NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding or missing values in cells where reporting standards were not met. These estimates include private schools which provide instruction for one or more of grades kindergarten through twelve (or comparable ungraded levels).
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Private School Universe Survey (PSS), 2011–12.


Would you like to help us improve our products and website by taking a short survey?

YES, I would like to take the survey

or

No Thanks

The survey consists of a few short questions and takes less than one minute to complete.