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Table 9. Percent and standard error for public elementary schools reporting various types of music instruction or classes during regular school hours, and of those schools, percent and standard error reporting the percent of students enrolled in the music subjects: School year 200809
 
Music subject Offered subject Percent of students enrolled1
25 percent or less 26 to 50 percent 51 to 75 percent More than 75 percent
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General music 90 (1.1) 2! (0.5) 1! (0.4) 1! (0.4) 96 (0.7)
Chorus 44 (1.5) 42 (2.4) 22 (2.2) 9 (1.4) 27 (2.5)
Band 44 (1.4) 51 (2.6) 30 (2.3) 11 (1.6) 7 (1.6)
Strings/orchestra 28 (1.3) 72 (2.8) 22 (2.6) 1! (0.6) 5 (1.3)
Other music subjects 6 (0.8) 52 (7.2) 12 (3.5) (†) 34 (6.7)
† 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 percentage of schools that offered instruction in each music subject (90 percent of schools that offered general music, 44 percent of schools that offered chorus, 44 percent of schools that offered band, 28 percent of schools that offered string/orchestra, and 6 percent of schools that offered other music subjects).)
NOTE: Respondents were asked to report types of music instruction or classes offered during the 2008–09 school year.
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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