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Table 5. Number of holdings, additions, and expenditures, per 100 students, in library media centers during 2010–11 for various kinds of materials, by selected school characteristics: 2011–12


  Per 100 students
  Number of holdings at the end of the 2010–11 school year   Number acquired during the 2010–11 school year   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
2,188 81 89 4 $1,028 $84 $1,600  
                             
School classification                             
Traditional public  2,189 81 88 4 1,023 83 1,595  
Charter school  2,131 75 170 1,288 126 1,857  
                             
Community type                             
City  1,975 66 91 5 1,000 86 1,580  
Suburban  2,013 76 80 3 922 73 1,368  
Town  2,494 94 89 4 1,099 84 1,927  
Rural  2,475 96 100 5 1,154 94 1,757  
                             
School level                             
Primary 2,751 87 111 4 1,051 70 1,652  
Middle 1,948 73 81 4 1,104 103 1,592  
High 1,412 72 56 4 924 92 1,480  
Combined  2,530 118 118 11 ! 1,197 88 1,918  
                             
Student enrollment                             
Less than 100  11,793 428 528 18 ! 4,408 191 6,646  
100-199  6,751 261 248 9 2,377 184 ! 3,598  
200-499  3,106 99 123 5 1,288 85 2,087  
500-749  2,278 80 95 3 1,018 96 1,625  
750-999  1,758 74 73 4 915 66 1,279  
1,000 or more  1,132 55 49 4 745 73 1,134  
                             
Percent of K-12 students who
were approved for free or
reduced-price lunches
                           
0-34  2,125 76 80 4 969 82 1,478  
35-49  2,266 80 81 4 945 78 1,474  
50-74  2,263 89 96 4 1,068 72 1,551  
75 or more  2,141 79 103 5 1,118 103 ! 1,925  
School did not participate
in free or reduced-price
lunch program
2,088 113 137 5 1,666 114 ! 2,460  
! 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. Ratios are computed as the weighted sum of the survey item (number of book titles, audio/video materials, or expenditures) across all libraries, divided by total enrollment, with the result multiplied by 100.
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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