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Table 5. Among public elementary schools that offered instruction in various arts subjects, percent and standard error reporting that dedicated rooms with special equipment were the primary space used for teaching the arts subjects, by school characteristics: School year 200910
 
School characteristic Music1 Visual arts2 Dance3 Drama/theatre4
Percent Standard
error
Percent Standard
error
Percent Standard
error
Percent Standard
error
                 
All public elementary schools 77 (1.6) 68 (1.7) 24 (7.1) 34 (8.1)
                 
Enrollment size                
Less than 300 66 (4.0) 59 (3.9) (†) (†)
300 to 499 79 (2.0) 70 (2.1) 36! (13.9) (†)
500 or more 82 (2.1) 72 (3.0) (†) 60 (13.6)
Community type                
City 71 (2.8) 64 (3.0) 28! (10.4) 28! (11.3)
Suburban 80 (2.7) 74 (2.9) (†) 56! (21.1)
Town 81 (4.3) 68 (6.0) (†) (†)
Rural 76 (3.3) 64 (3.3) (†) (†)
Region                
Northeast 76 (3.8) 79 (3.5) (†) (†)
Southeast 75 (2.9) 71 (2.9) (†) (†)
Central 85 (2.7) 78 (2.7) (†) (†)
West 70 (2.9) 45 (3.9) (†) 41! (15.4)
Percent combined
enrollment of Black and
other races/ethnicities
5
               
Less than 6 percent 77 (3.8) 69 (3.5) (†) (†)
6 to 20 percent 83 (2.7) 78 (3.2) (†) (†)
21 to 49 percent 79 (2.6) 67 (3.5) (†) (†)
50 percent or more 70 (2.9) 61 (2.7) 29! (11.3) 42 (10.5)
Percent of students
eligible for free or
reduced-price lunch
               
0 to 25 percent 82 (2.9) 76 (2.8) (†) 47! (16.7)
26 to 50 percent 84 (2.8) 75 (3.7) (†) (†)
51 to 75 percent 76 (2.5) 63 (3.4) 37! (17.4) 44! (16.9)
76 percent or more 65 (3.3) 59 (3.1) 31! (14.3) (†)
† Not applicable.
! Interpret data with caution; the coefficient of variation is greater than or equal to 30 percent.
‡ Reporting standards not met.
1 Percents are based on the 94 percent of public elementary schools that reported instruction designated specifically for music during regular school hours in the 2009–10 school year.
2 Percents are based on the 83 percent of public elementary schools that reported instruction designated specifically for visual arts during regular school hours in the 2009–10 school year.
3 Percents are based on the 3 percent of public elementary schools that reported instruction designated specifically for dance during regular school hours in the 2009–10 school year.
4 Percents are based on the 4 percent of public elementary schools that reported instruction designated specifically for drama/theatre during regular school hours in the 2009–10 school year.
5 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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