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Calories In, Calories Out: Food and Exercise in Public Elementary Schools, 2005

NCES 2006-057
May 2006

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Table 15. Mean number of minutes per day of scheduled recess at public elementary schools, by elementary grade level and selected school characteristics: 2005
School characteristic Grade 1 Grade 2 Grade 3 Grade 4 Grade 5 Grade 6
   All public elementary schools 27.827.526.725.124.423.8
Enrollment size 
   Less than 300 29.829.628.726.525.324.5
   300 to 499 28.427.827.225.825.224.9
   500 or more 25.825.624.923.623.122.1
School locale 
   City 23.923.623.221.821.920.6
   Urban fringe
   Town 29.429.028.326.224.926.0
   Rural 30.930.429.027.025.524.1
   Northeast 25.124.924.624.323.322.2
   Southeast 20.320.119.418.818.518.1
   Central 30.229.628.426.124.721.5
   West 31.831.631.028.728.327.3
Percent minority enrollment 
   Less than 6 percent 32.632.030.929.127.325.8
   6 to 20 percent 29.529.228.226.926.727.5
   21 to 49 percent 28.428.127.625.524.925.0
   50 percent or more 23.423.222.721.421.019.3
Percent of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch 
   Less than 35 percent 31.831.530.628.828.128.6
   35 to 49 percent
   50 to 74 percent 27.626.826.124.423.623.0
   75 percent or more
NOTE: Respondents were asked to provide information for each grade that was considered elementary at the school, typically grades 1 through 5 or 6.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Fast Response Survey System (FRSS), "Foods and Physical Activity in Public Elementary Schools: 2005," FRSS 87, 2005.

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