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Table 43.  Of schools with library media centers, characteristics of library media center staff, by school type and selected school characteristics: 2003–04

School type and selected school characteristic Total number of schools1 Number of schools with library media centers1 Total number of full-time, paid, state-certified library media center specialists Highest degree earned among all paid professional staff Percent of paid professional library media center staff with a master's degree in a library-related education field
Associate's degree Bachelor's degree Master's degree Doctoral degree
All public schools  88,113 82,569 50,553 2.4 21.7 68.0 1.4 54.1
                 
School classification                 
Traditional public  85,934 81,204 50,355 2.3 21.5 68.3 1.4 54.4
Charter school  2,179 1,364 198 13.4 40.8 33.8 1.7 19.8
                 
Community type                 
Central city  21,985 20,427 12,639 1.2 19.1 71.2 1.7 57.0
Urban fringe/large town  42,326 39,830 25,835 2.8 19.3 70.4 1.5 57.3
Rural/small town  23,802 22,312 12,080 2.5 28.6 60.6 0.8 45.2
                 
School level                 
Elementary  61,572 60,172 33,053 2.7 21.8 67.4 1.3 52.4
Secondary  19,886 17,035 14,972 1.5 17.6 73.8 1.8 62.1
Combined  6,655 5,361 2,529 2.6 37.4 50.5 0.2 39.9
                 
Student enrollment                 
Less than 100  6,895 4,175 516 1.7 42.9 47.8 0.9 27.8
100–199  7,922 6,953 1,487 3.0 31.7 57.5 0.1 37.7
200–499  35,685 34,289 18,698 2.5 23.3 64.7 1.6 50.2
500–749  20,156 19,868 13,777 2.5 20.9 69.3 1.2 55.4
750–999  8,396 8,265 6,191 2.2 18.0 73.3 1.2 60.5
1,000 or more  9,059 9,018 9,884 1.8 14.0 78.4 1.8 68.1
                 
All BIA schools  168 160 88 4.8 40.5 48.3 1.5 34.3
                 
1 The school data files were used to generate these estimates. The school library media center data files were used to generate the remaining estimates.
NOTE: The 2003–04 Schools and Staffing Survey did not collect School Library Media Center data from private schools. BIA school refers to schools funded by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) that are operated by the BIA, a tribe, or a private contractor and not by a regular school district.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey, 2003–04, Public School, BIA School, Public School Library Media Center, and BIA School Library Media Center Data Files.


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