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Table 10. Percentage of library media centers that provided support for various programs, average number of student visits, and average number of books checked out during the most recent full week of school, per library media center and per 100 students, by selected school characteristics: 2011–12


          During the most recent full week of school
  Percent of library media centers that provided support for   Per library media center, average number of   Per 100 students, number of2
Selected school characteristic Family literacy activities1   Programs that encourage students to read   Student visits   Books or other materials checked out   Student visits   Books or other materials checked out
All public schools with
library media centers
36.4   65.3   560   620   100   110  
                         
School classification                         
Traditional public  36.4 65.2 560 630 100 110  
Charter school  33.8 68.1 280 ! 360 60 ! 70  
                         
Community type                         
City  43.5 66.9 540 630 80 100  
Suburban  34.1 67.5 640 680 90 100  
Town  35.2 62.8 570 650 110 130  
Rural  33.4 63.4 490 550 110 120  
                         
School level                         
Primary 45.9 65.1 470 800 100 170  
Middle 28.0 74.7 620 530 100 80  
High 14.6 59.6 840 230 90 30  
Combined  35.4 60.0 340 300 80 70  
                         
Student enrollment                         
Less than 100  26.2 45.4 110 150 180 250  
100-199  29.0 56.3 220 280 140 180  
200-499  38.7 61.9 390 580 110 160  
500-749  40.4 71.2 600 780 100 130  
750-999  39.2 71.8 800 870 90 100  
1,000 or more  23.3 71.6 1,240 500 80 30  
                         
Percent of K-12 students who
were approved for free or
reduced-price lunches
                       
0-34  27.1 65.6 640 620 100 100
35-49  32.4 64.2 560 590 100 100
50-74  43.2 67.8 550 660 100 120
75 or more  45.3 63.4 450 610 80 110
School did not participate
in free or reduced-price
lunch program
20.3   59.8   390 ! 340 ! 110   90 !
! 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).
1 Activities that offer educational opportunities to students' family members in order to improve their literacy and life skills.
2 Ratios computed as the weighted sum of the survey item (student visits or materials checked out) across all libraries, divided by total enrollment, with the result multiplied by 100.
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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