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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 18. Mean number of minutes 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 85.485.586.488.590.598.0
Enrollment size 
   Less than 300 95.594.898.1102.0108.2122.8
   300 to 499 76.577.177.378.678.376.9
   500 or more 86.586.887.188.889.787.5
School locale 
   City 84.983.985.786.987.183.4
   Urban fringe 80.881.281.984.485.286.4
   Town 86.085.384.386.785.154.4
   Rural 91.892.993.696.2102.9123.3
Region 
   Northeast 69.670.369.468.870.774.5
   Southeast 89.089.389.390.892.0116.2
   Central 75.575.877.479.479.180.5
   West 99.699.1100.6104.4107.5116.2
Percent minority enrollment 
   Less than 6 percent 75.876.977.982.386.193.4
   6 to 20 percent 86.486.786.789.491.6104.0
   21 to 49 percent 87.987.488.891.090.9105.2
   50 percent or more 89.689.290.591.092.995.2
Percent of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch 
   Less than 35 percent 78.079.080.082.783.486.1
   35 to 49 percent 82.682.481.684.986.599.6
   50 to 74 percent 94.894.694.496.398.1117.5
   75 percent or more 88.688.090.591.494.996.1
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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