Skip Navigation
small NCES header image

Table 46.  Of schools with library media centers, percentage with space for a full class of students at one time, for other activities concurrent with a full class, and for independent student use, by school type and selected school characteristics: 2003–04

State Total
number of
schools1
Number of schools with library media centers1 Percent of library media centers that had space for a full class of students at one time Of library media centers that had space for a full class, percent that could accommodate other activities concurrent with a full class   Percent of library media centers that were available for independent student use
  Before school After school During regular school hours
All public schools  88,113 82,569 97.5 75.9   62.4 60.3 93.6
                 
School classification                 
Traditional public  85,934 81,204 97.7 76.1   62.5 60.3 93.7
Charter school  2,179 1,364 87.7 61.4   51.4 63.0 86.7
                 
Community type                 
Central city  21,985 20,427 97.8 76.6   59.4 62.5 91.2
Urban fringe/large town  42,326 39,830 98.1 78.8   60.8 58.0 94.2
Rural/small town  23,802 22,312 96.2 70.1   67.8 62.7 94.5
                 
School level                 
Elementary  61,572 60,172 97.4 72.0   54.3 51.9 92.1
Secondary  19,886 17,035 99.1 90.9   88.2 86.9 98.6
Combined  6,655 5,361 94.3 71.2   72.3 72.0 94.5
                 
Student enrollment                 
Less than 100  6,895 4,175 90.8 52.9   53.1 55.5 91.1
100–199  7,922 6,953 90.2 54.4   50.9 46.8 89.1
200–499  35,685 34,289 97.8 70.6   56.1 53.5 92.2
500–749  20,156 19,868 98.8 81.3   63.3 60.7 94.9
750–999  8,396 8,265 99.1 87.2   68.3 71.5 95.8
1,000 or more  9,059 9,018 99.3 93.5   88.4 85.0 97.5
                 
All BIA schools  168 160 91.7 73.3   61.2 69.8 93.9
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.


Would you like to help us improve our products and website by taking a short survey?

YES, I would like to take the survey

or

No Thanks

The survey consists of a few short questions and takes less than one minute to complete.