Skip Navigation

Check here for updates on the status of future collections

Percentage of schools with a library media center, percentage with students attending across 12 months, percentage that offered any courses entirely online, and percentage that offered a foreign language immersion program, by school type and selected school characteristics: 2017–18

  Percent of schools with a
library media center1
  Percent of schools with
students attending
across 12 months
  Percent of schools that offered
School type and selected
school characteristic
      Any courses entirely
online
  A dual-language or
foreign language
immersion program2
 
   All schools 87.0   4.0     19.2   15.9  
                   
All public schools 90.1   3.0     21.0   14.7  
                   
School classification                  
Traditional public 92.5   2.8     20.2   15.0  
Charter school 62.2   6.3     30.3   12.0  
                   
Community type                  
City 85.7   3.9     16.2   17.4  
Suburban 92.2   3.0     15.7   15.2  
Town 90.1   2.6     24.4   14.6  
Rural 92.1   2.4     31.0   11.5  
                   
School level                  
Primary 95.2   1.9     2.7   12.6  
Middle 94.8   1.4     12.7   18.5  
High 79.6   5.4     58.9   17.2  
Combined 75.1   7.4     61.3   16.0  
                   
Student enrollment                  
Less than 100 55.8   12.8     41.9   7.3  
100–199 75.6   5.0     29.8   8.4  
200–499 91.9   2.4     15.2   11.1  
500–749 95.1   1.6     12.5   18.4  
750–999 96.8   1.8     19.4   20.8  
1,000 or more 97.7   2.3     45.8   24.0  
                   
Percent of K–12 students who were approved
for free or reduced‑price lunches
                 
0–34 89.3   3.5     21.1   13.1  
35–49 93.7   1.8     26.3   13.7  
50–74 92.8   2.3     22.3   12.4  
75 or more 87.2   3.7     17.7   18.1  
                   
All private schools 76.4   7.3     13.0   19.7  
                   
School Classification                  
Catholic 91.5   2.0 !   9.9   13.7  
Other religious 71.1   3.2     16.1   23.6  
Nonsectarian 70.7   19.6     10.9   18.9  
                   
Community type                  
City 76.2   7.1     11.2   22.3  
Suburban 81.6   8.4     13.5   15.6  
Town 83.7   5.4 !   14.2   15.2  
Rural 65.7   6.9     14.7   24.0  
                   
School level                  
Elementary 76.9   4.4     4.0   19.7  
Secondary 76.3   14.2     31.0   22.0  
Combined 75.6   10.3     23.0   19.0  
                   
Student enrollment                  
Less than 100 62.7   11.7     10.9   21.3  
100–199 85.1   3.6     10.7   17.7  
200–499 91.2   3.1     18.1   17.8  
500–749 97.9   2.2 !   19.6   17.8  
750 or more 98.3   2.5 !   19.7   25.4  
! Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is between 30 percent and 50 percent (i.e., the standard error is at least 30 percent and less than 50 percent of the estimate).
1 A library media center is an organized collection of printed and/or audiovisual and/or computer resources which is administered as a unit, is located in a designated place or places, and makes resources and services available to students, teachers, and administrators. A library media center may be called a school library, media center, information center, instructional materials center, learning resource center, or any other similar name.
2 A dual-language or foreign language immersion is a program in which the goal of instruction is that students are proficient in two languages. It doesn't include English as a Second Language (ESL) programs or classes.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, National Teacher and Principal Survey (NTPS), “Public School and Private School Documentation Data Files,” 2017–18.