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Table 45.  Of schools with library media centers, percentage with various technological services, average number of computer workstations, and average number of computer workstations with Internet access in the library media center, 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 Various technological services Average number of computer workstations Of library media centers that had any computer workstations, average number of computer workstations that had Internet access
Telephone Automated circulation system Automated catalog(s) for student and staff use Digital video disc (DVD) player(s) for student and staff use Video cassette recorders (VCR) for student and staff use Technology to assist students and staff with disabilities
All public schools  88,113 82,569 90.5 86.9 82.7 44.1 86.3 11.9 13.3 13.1
                     
School classification                     
Traditional public  85,934 81,204 90.7 87.2 83.0 44.3 86.5 11.9 13.3 13.2
Charter school  2,179 1,364 73.7 66.2 51.1 33.4 69.7 8.5 11.4 12.0
                     
Community type                     
Central city  21,985 20,427 91.5 87.4 81.7 43.1 84.5 10.1 13.2 13.0
Urban fringe/large town  42,326 39,830 92.7 90.9 87.6 46.5 86.7 12.8 14.4 14.2
Rural/small town  23,802 22,312 85.8 79.3 74.5 40.6 87.2 11.7 11.4 11.4
                     
School level                     
Elementary  61,572 60,172 89.9 86.7 81.9 39.3 85.4 10.2 10.9 10.8
Secondary  19,886 17,035 95.3 92.8 90.6 61.3 89.4 18.0 22.5 21.9
Combined  6,655 5,361 82.1 68.8 63.7 43.2 86.8 11.7 10.3 10.4
                     
Student enrollment                     
Less than 100  6,895 4,175 72.2 49.2 47.1 27.4 67.1 9.1 7.5 8.1
100–199  7,922 6,953 76.2 68.5 64.0 31.0 80.4 7.4 7.7 8.0
200–499  35,685 34,289 89.1 85.3 80.4 41.0 86.8 9.6 11.0 10.8
500–749  20,156 19,868 93.9 93.3 90.0 43.9 88.2 12.3 12.8 12.5
750–999  8,396 8,265 96.6 95.5 88.6 52.3 87.3 14.1 15.2 14.9
1,000 or more  9,059 9,018 98.8 96.1 93.8 62.7 89.9 21.3 26.4 26.0
                     
All BIA schools  168 160 68.1 63.3 56.1 46.2 84.2 10.7 7.5 7.3
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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