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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 17. Mean number of days per week of scheduled physical education 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
Enrollment size 
   Less than 300
   300 to 499
   500 or more
School locale 
   Urban fringe
Percent minority enrollment 
   Less than 6 percent
   6 to 20 percent
   21 to 49 percent
   50 percent or more
Percent of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch 
   Less than 35 percent
   35 to 49 percent
   50 to 74 percent
   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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