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Table 44.  Of schools with library media centers, percentage that contained various types of work areas, 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 Individual reading, viewing, and listening areas Small group (five persons or fewer) activity areas Large group (more than five persons) activity areas Work area (where library staff order, label, etc.) Media production area Conference rooms Computer access area or lab
All public schools 88,113 82,569 61.2 69.6 84.1 86.7 24.3 24.6 92.7
                   
School classification                   
Traditional public  85,934 81,204 61.4 69.6 84.4 86.9 24.4 24.7 92.9
Charter school  2,179 1,364 45.6 63.1 59.3 65.2 11.1 11.8 82.8
                   
Community type                   
Central city  21,985 20,427 63.8 69.3 85.8 86.1 22.5 21.7 92.3
Urban fringe/large town  42,326 39,830 61.6 70.2 84.8 88.3 27.3 25.8 94.5
Rural/small town  23,802 22,312 58.2 68.6 81.3 84.2 20.3 24.9 89.9
                   
School level                   
Elementary  61,572 60,172 60.8 69.7 85.9 85.4 22.0 20.2 91.5
Secondary  19,886 17,035 63.8 69.8 81.0 92.7 33.5 40.2 97.7
Combined  6,655 5,361 57.0 67.1 71.5 81.4 20.1 24.2 90.8
                   
Student enrollment                   
Less than 100  6,895 4,175 44.1 60.2 66.1 61.2 9.9 14.3 77.0
100–199  7,922 6,953 46.9 63.3 74.4 73.9 12.4 13.2 84.9
200–499  35,685 34,289 59.0 68.9 83.7 85.7 19.2 19.9 92.6
500–749  20,156 19,868 65.4 72.6 87.4 90.0 28.8 26.5 95.6
750–999  8,396 8,265 69.7 71.4 87.0 90.1 30.2 33.6 94.4
1,000 or more  9,059 9,018 67.7 71.2 87.7 96.5 40.0 40.3 95.9
                   
All BIA schools  168 160 68.5 75.6 82.0 85.0 18.6 26.4 86.1
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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