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Table 1. Number of public schools that reported having library media centers, by selected school characteristics: 2011–12


Selected school characteristic Total number of
schools1
  Number of public schools with a library media center2
All public schools  90,000   81,200  
         
School classification         
Traditional public  85,500 79,000  
Charter school  4,500 2,200  
         
Community type         
City  23,600 20,200  
Suburban  24,300 22,500  
Town  12,200 11,000  
Rural  29,900 27,500  
         
School level         
Primary 50,300 47,400  
Middle 14,000 13,400  
High 18,400 15,400  
Combined  7,400 5,000  
         
Student enrollment         
Less than 100  6,800 3,600  
100-199  6,500 5,100  
200-499  37,100 34,200  
500-749  21,700 20,800  
750-999  8,900 8,600  
1,000 or more  9,100 8,800  
         
Percent of K-12 students who were approved for free or reduced-price lunches        
0-34  27,000 25,700  
35-49  14,600 14,000  
50-74  23,000 21,300  
75 or more  22,100 18,800  
School did not participate in free or reduced-price lunch program 3,300   1,400  
1 The Public School Data File was used to generate these estimates, which are rounded to hundreds.
2 The Public School Library Media Center Data File was used to generate these estimates, which are rounded to hundreds.
NOTE: The 2011–12 Schools and Staffing Survey did not collect school library media center data from private schools. 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 and Public School Library Media Center Data Files," 2011–12.


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