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Table 8. Among public elementary schools that offered instruction in various arts subjects, average number and standard
error for minutes per class period for various arts subjects, by school characteristics: School year 200910
 
School characteristic Music1 Visual arts2 Dance3 Drama/theatre4
Number Standard
error
Number Standard Number Standard
error
Number Standard
error
                 
All public elementary schools 40 (0.3) 44 (0.3) 43 (2.5) 43 (1.7)
                 
Enrollment size                
Less than 300 40 (0.7) 43 (0.7) (†) 45 (5.2)
300 to 499 40 (0.6) 44 (0.6) 45 (5.2) 44 (2.5)
500 or more 41 (0.5) 43 (0.6) 39 (3.1) 42 (2.0)
Community type                
City 42 (0.5) 45 (0.6) 44 (3.7) 43 (2.2)
Suburban 40 (0.7) 43 (0.6) 34 (5.4) 41 (3.1)
Town 38 (0.9) 43 (1.0) (†) 40 (6.3)
Rural 39 (0.6) 41 (0.6) 48 (10.0) 46 (2.6)
Region                
Northeast 41 (0.6) 43 (0.5) 54 (5.1) 49 (2.4)
Southeast 42 (0.7) 44 (0.8) (†) 37 (6.3)
Central 38 (0.7) 46 (0.7) 34 (3.3) 41 (2.8)
West 40 (0.7) 41 (0.8) 40 (2.7) 42 (2.6)
Percent combined
enrollment of Black and
other races/ethnicities
5
               
Less than 6 percent 39 (0.8) 42 (0.9) 40 (11.5) 44 (7.0)
6 to 20 percent 40 (0.7) 44 (0.7) 38 (4.5) 42 (4.3)
21 to 49 percent 39 (0.6) 43 (0.7) 36 (3.3) 45 (2.5)
50 percent or more 43 (0.6) 44 (0.6) 47 (3.9) 42 (2.4)
Percent of students
eligible for free or
reduced-price lunch
               
0 to 25 percent 40 (0.7) 43 (0.7) 35 (4.5) 43 (2.1)
26 to 50 percent 39 (0.7) 42 (0.6) 30 (#) 47 (5.2)
51 to 75 percent 40 (0.5) 43 (0.6) 51 (6.2) 40 (2.3)
76 percent or more 43 (0.6) 45 (0.7) 43 (3.1) 43 (2.8)
† Not applicable.
‡ 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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