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Table 2. Number and percentage distribution of library media centers that reported having full-time or part-time, state-certified, paid professional library media center specialists, by selected school characteristics: 2011–12


  Number of library media centers that had   Percentage distribution of library media centers that had
Selected school characteristic At least one full‑
time, paid, state‑
certified library
media center
specialist
  No full‑time and at
least one part‑time,
paid, state-certified
library media center
specialist
  No full‑time or part‑
time, paid, state‑
certified library
media center
specialist
  At least one full‑time, paid, state-certified library media center specialist   No full‑time and at least one part-time, paid, state-certified library media center specialist   No full-time or part-time, paid, state-certified library media center specialist
All public schools with
library media centers
53,940   10,260   16,990   66.4   12.6   20.9  
                         
School classification                         
Traditional public  53,210 10,020 15,740 67.4 12.7 19.9  
Charter school  720 240 1,250 32.8 10.9 56.4  
                         
Community type                         
City  13,080 2,230 4,840 64.9 11.1 24.0  
Suburban  15,540 2,620 4,300 69.2 11.6 19.2  
Town  7,300 1,510 2,220 66.2 13.7 20.1  
Rural  18,010 3,890 5,630 65.4 14.1 20.4  
                         
School level                         
Primary 29,370 6,930 11,120 61.9 14.6 23.5  
Middle 10,060 1,490 1,830 75.1 11.2 13.7  
High 11,650 1,280 2,420 75.9 8.3 15.8  
Combined  2,850 560 1,610 56.8 11.1 32.1  
                         
Student enrollment                         
Less than 100  1,080 920 1,540 30.5 26.0 43.4  
100-199  2,080 1,310 1,720 40.7 25.7 33.6  
200-499  20,950 5,590 7,700 61.2 16.3 22.5  
500-749  15,400 1,500 3,910 74.0 7.2 18.8  
750-999  6,750 640 1,250 78.1 7.4 14.4  
1,000 or more  7,670 290 880 86.8 3.3 9.9  
                         
Percent of K-12 students who
were approved for free or
reduced-price lunches
                       
0-34  16,850 3,760 5,100 65.5 14.6 19.8  
35-49  9,790 1,880 2,320 70.0 13.4 16.6  
50-74  15,050 2,290 3,930 70.8 10.8 18.5  
75 or more  11,740 2,170 4,930 62.3 11.5 26.2  
School did not participate
in free or reduced-price
lunch program
500   170   700   36.5   12.5   51.0  
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 Library Media Center Data File," 2011–12.


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