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Table 4. Average number of holdings, additions, and expenditures in library media centers during 2010–11 for various kinds of materials, by selected school characteristics: 2011–12


  Average number of holdings at the end of the 2010‑11 school year   Average number acquired during the 2010–11 school year   Average amount of expenditures during the 2010–11 school year for
Selected school characteristic Book titles   Audio/video materials1   Book titles   Audio/video materials1   Book titles   Audio/video materials1   All information resources2
All public schools with
library media centers
12,780   470   520   20   $6,010   $490   $9,340  
                             
School classification                             
Traditional public  12,830 480 510 20 6,000 490 9,350  
Charter school  10,360 360 820 6,260 610 9,030  
                             
Community type                             
City  12,790 430 590 30 6,480 560 10,240  
Suburban  14,140 530 560 20 6,480 510 9,610  
Town  12,700 480 450 20 5,600 430 9,820  
Rural  11,680 450 470 20 5,450 440 8,300  
                             
School level                             
Primary 12,930 410 520 20 4,940 330 7,760  
Middle 12,410 470 520 20 7,030 650 10,140  
High 13,350 680 530 40 8,740 870 14,000  
Combined  10,490 490 490 50 ! 4,960 370 7,950  
                             
Student enrollment                             
Less than 100  7,370 270 330 10 ! 2,750 120 4,150  
100-199  10,340 400 380 10 3,640 280 ! 5,510  
200-499  11,200 360 440 20 4,650 310 7,530  
500-749  13,830 480 570 20 6,180 580 9,870  
750-999  14,970 630 620 30 7,790 570 10,890  
1,000 or more  17,460 850 750 70 11,500 1,130 17,500  
                             
Percent of K-12 students who
were approved for free or
reduced-price lunches
                           
0-34  13,700 490 510 30 6,240 530 9,530  
35-49  13,120 460 470 20 5,470 450 8,530  
50-74  12,810 500 540 20 6,050 410 8,780  
75 or more  11,520 430 550 30 6,020 550 ! 10,360  
School did not participate
in free or reduced-price
lunch program
7,990   430   520   20   6,380   430 ! 9,420  
! Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is between 30 percent and 50 percent (i.e., the standard error is at least 30 percent and less than 50 percent of the estimate).
‡ Reporting standards not met. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is 50 percent or greater (i.e., the standard error is 50 percent or more of the estimate).
1 Includes all copies of any tape, CD, DVD, or Blu-ray.
2 Information resources include such items as books, periodicals, audio/visual materials, database licensing, and software. They do not include salaries, computer hardware, or audio/visual equipment.
NOTE: The 2011–12 Schools and Staffing Survey did not collect school library media center data from private schools.
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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