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Table 46.  Of public 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 state: 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 con-
current with a full class
  Percent of library media centers that were available for independent student use
Before school After school During regular school hours
United States  88,113   82,569   97.5 75.9   62.4 60.3 93.6
                     
Alabama  1,490   1,389   99.5 82.0   60.4 48.4 97.1
Alaska  447   420   90.8 73.2   53.9 68.3 88.1
Arizona  1,703   1,438   96.8 88.4   72.2 71.8 97.1
Arkansas  1,071   1,047   98.1 77.0   69.5 61.9 96.3
California  8,866   7,780   92.6 62.7   62.5 60.3 89.8
                     
Colorado  1,516   1,388   98.0 80.7   71.5 76.9 95.1
Connecticut  1,008   965   99.8 75.7   54.9 57.5 94.5
Delaware  183   166   99.0 59.2   64.1 47.0 78.7
District of Columbia  193   179    
Florida  3,089   2,859   99.9 90.2   64.7 64.1 95.3
                     
Georgia  1,874   1,848   100.0 98.4   74.6 66.4 100.0
Hawaii  281   281   100.0 82.6   63.9 83.2 94.1
Idaho  651   613   94.1 57.1   73.6 69.5 96.0
Illinois  4,150   3,710   99.4 80.5   50.4 43.7 90.6
Indiana  1,901   1,805   97.1 79.6   49.9 39.4 94.9
                     
Iowa  1,326   1,311   98.2 80.4   68.8 64.0 92.8
Kansas  1,415   1,406   99.3 79.0   71.8 77.2 98.1
Kentucky  1,397   1,315   97.9 82.7   66.8 54.9 95.1
Louisiana  1,465   1,399   99.2 73.1   63.8 40.8 92.7
Maine  698   676   95.9 47.9   53.5 55.4 95.3
                     
Maryland  1,362   1,336   100.0 83.0   66.6 67.7 97.1
Massachusetts  1,797   1,710   90.7 79.1   47.0 54.6 86.1
Michigan  3,675   3,236   98.1 76.3   49.4 51.0 93.9
Minnesota  1,782   1,554   98.7 84.9   70.6 64.1 92.0
Mississippi  1,035   916   98.9 67.2   68.1 53.9 92.1
                     
Missouri  1,998   1,824   99.3 78.6   80.9 79.9 96.7
Montana  585   558   95.7 57.2   71.3 74.9 97.3
Nebraska  1,146   1,049   96.3 70.5   61.9 71.9 97.5
Nevada  499   488   99.6 69.1   76.2 77.7 95.4
New Hampshire  437   437   98.0 61.5   43.9 46.4 85.3
                     
New Jersey  2,390   2,143   100.0 60.7   42.1 50.1 85.5
New Mexico  703   687   99.3 69.8   61.6 65.7 95.1
New York  4,257   4,225   98.4 71.4   37.1 53.0 97.2
North Carolina  2,201   2,152   98.9 89.2   72.4 63.9 94.0
North Dakota  400   392   93.8 58.8   77.1 82.5 94.7
                     
Ohio  3,875   3,765   94.6 70.0   57.5 48.5 83.4
Oklahoma  1,564   1,564   97.8 73.3   63.8 64.7 97.4
Oregon  1,248   1,228   98.3 68.2   67.9 70.7 93.1
Pennsylvania  3,108   2,904   99.0 69.7   59.3 50.2 87.9
Rhode Island  303   298   100.0 50.7   45.5 47.1 81.1
                     
South Carolina  1,119   1,058   100.0 85.4   92.0 86.4 95.7
South Dakota  493   441   86.5 66.3   76.1 81.9 99.5
Tennessee  1,634   1,591   99.8 73.8   59.9 50.1 95.2
Texas  7,420   6,998   98.8 82.7   69.0 69.8 97.2
Utah  776   740   94.3 66.0   68.8 69.8 94.1
                     
Vermont  329   326   97.1 73.6   68.6 70.0 100.0
Virginia  2,004   1,952   100.0 82.2   73.3 60.0 97.6
Washington  2,072   1,986   100.0 81.0   74.5 65.7 96.7
West Virginia  776   693   86.6 48.6   50.9 31.9 88.0
Wisconsin  2,050   2,011   96.0 82.2   62.1 67.0 96.4
Wyoming 353   311   96.5 79.4   80.9 74.7 94.8
‡ Reporting standards not met. The base-weighted unit response rate was below 50 percent.
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: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey, Public School and Public School Library Media Center Data Files, 2003–04.

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