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Table 1. Percent and Standard error for public elementary schools reporting instruction designated specifically for various arts subjects, by school characteristics: School year 200910
 
School characteristic Music Visual arts Dance Drama/theatre
Percent Standard
error
Percent Standard
error
Percent Standard
error
Percent Standard
error
                 
All public elementary schools 94 (0.9) 83 (1.3) 3 (0.7) 4 (0.5)
                 
Enrollment size                
Less than 300 92 (2.1) 83 (2.8) (†) 2! (1.2)
300 to 499 95 (1.0) 85 (2.2) 4 (1.2) 5 (1.1)
500 or more 94 (1.2) 82 (1.9) 4 (0.9) 3 (0.8)
Community type                
City 94 (1.6) 85 (2.1) 7 (1.5) 5 (1.4)
Suburban 95 (1.4) 89 (1.8) 2! (0.8) 3! (1.1)
Town 93 (2.4) 74 (4.0) (†) (†)
Rural 93 (1.9) 81 (2.8) (†) 3! (1.0)
Region                
Northeast 97 (1.6) 98 (1.0) 5! (1.8) 5! (1.7)
Southeast 95 (1.3) 82 (2.7) (†) (†)
Central 98 (0.8) 89 (2.0) 1! (0.7) 2! (1.0)
West 88 (2.0) 70 (2.6) 5 (1.3) 6 (1.5)
Percent combined enrollment
of Black and other races/
ethnicities
1
               
Less than 6 percent 97 (1.5) 88 (2.3) 3! (1.4) (†)
6 to 20 percent 98 (1.1) 86 (3.0) (†) 2! (1.0)
21 to 49 percent 93 (2.0) 81 (2.4) 2! (0.7) 4! (1.3)
50 percent or more 91 (1.7) 80 (2.4) 5 (1.3) 5 (1.2)
Percent of students
eligible for free or
reduced-price lunch
               
0 to 25 percent 97 (1.3) 92 (1.6) 3! (1.0) 4 (1.2)
26 to 50 percent 97 (1.2) 85 (2.8) (†) 3! (1.2)
51 to 75 percent 94 (1.8) 78 (2.9) 4! (1.2) 3! (1.0)
76 percent or more 89 (2.0) 80 (2.9) 5 (1.2) 4! (1.4)
† Not applicable.
! Interpret data with caution; the coefficient of variation is greater than or equal to 30 percent.
‡ Reporting standards not met.
1 Other races/ethnicities include Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander and American Indian/Alaska Native students.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Fast Response Survey System, “Elementary School Arts Education Survey: Fall 2009,” FRSS 100, 2009–10.

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