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Table 10. Percent and standard error for public elementary schools reporting that they offered various kinds of music instruction or classes during regular school hours, by school characteristics: School year 200809
 
School characteristic General music Chorus Band Strings/orchestra Other music subjects
Percent Standard
error
Percent Standard
error
Percent Standard
error
Percent Standard
error
Percent Standard
error
                     
All public elementary schools 90 (1.1) 44 (1.5) 44 (1.4) 28 (1.3) 6 (0.8)
                     
Enrollment size                    
Less than 300 91 (2.1) 33 (3.4) 51 (3.8) 20 (3.1) 4! (1.5)
300 to 499 91 (1.5) 47 (2.8) 44 (2.7) 33 (2.6) 6 (1.4)
500 or more 88 (1.8) 50 (2.0) 38 (1.8) 30 (1.9) 6 (1.0)
Community type                    
City 88 (2.2) 44 (3.3) 37 (3.2) 44 (3.0) 6 (1.6)
Suburban 92 (1.6) 57 (2.9) 53 (2.7) 40 (2.9) 8 (1.6)
Town 89 (3.1) 35 (4.2) 31 (4.6) 10 (2.9) 3! (1.3)
Rural 90 (2.1) 36 (2.6) 45 (2.5) 11 (1.9) 4 (1.1)
Region                    
Northeast 97 (1.1) 67 (3.7) 72 (3.4) 45 (3.6) 4! (1.3)
Southeast 91 (1.9) 49 (3.5) 21 (3.1) 18 (2.1) 7 (1.7)
Central 96 (1.3) 33 (3.2) 53 (3.3) 26 (2.8) 5 (1.5)
West 79 (3.0) 37 (2.5) 34 (3.0) 28 (3.7) 6 (1.3)
Percent combined
enrollment of Black and
other races/ethnicities
1
                   
Less than 6 percent 97 (1.5) 38 (3.6) 58 (3.9) 15 (3.0) 3! (1.3)
6 to 20 percent 96 (1.3) 46 (3.3) 45 (2.7) 29 (3.3) 5! (1.8)
21 to 49 percent 87 (2.5) 42 (3.1) 40 (3.0) 34 (3.4) 6 (1.5)
50 percent or more 83 (2.2) 49 (2.5) 37 (2.5) 32 (2.7) 7 (1.7)
Percent of students
eligible for free or
reduced-price lunch
                   
0 to 25 percent 93 (1.9) 52 (3.3) 58 (3.3) 41 (2.9) 5! (1.4)
26 to 50 percent 95 (1.6) 45 (3.3) 49 (2.9) 22 (3.2) 7 (1.5)
51 to 75 percent 88 (2.0) 41 (2.9) 39 (3.3) 23 (2.6) 5 (1.3)
76 percent or more 84 (2.2) 41 (3.0) 30 (2.9) 29 (2.9) 7 (1.8)
! Interpret data with caution; the coefficient of variation is greater than or equal to 30 percent.
1 Other races/ethnicities include Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander and American Indian/Alaska Native students.
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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