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Table 134. Among public elementary schools that offered instruction in various arts subjects, percent and standard error reporting that their district had a curriculum guide that teachers were expected to follow, by school characteristics: School year 19992000
 
School characteristic Music1 Visual arts2 Dance3 Drama/theatre4
Percent Standard
error
Percent Standard
error
Percent Standard
error
Percent Standard
error
All public elementary schools 81 (1.7) 78 (2.0) 49   (4.7) 36   (4.8)
                     
Enrollment size                    
Less than 300 76 (4.6) 74 (5.2) 48   (10.7) 28!   (10.7)
300 to 499 85 (2.8) 80 (2.7) 54   (8.6) 47   (8.9)
500 or more 81 (2.1) 80 (2.2) 45   (6.0) 34   (7.0)
Region                    
Northeast 90 (2.1) 89 (3.5) 65   (12.2)   (†)
Southeast 80 (3.8) 83 (3.8) 55   (9.5) 47   (10.7)
Central 88 (3.2) 85 (3.5) 58   (10.3) 59   (12.8)
West 70 (3.5) 62 (4.0) 37   (6.7) 28   (5.9)
Percent combined enrollment of Black and other races/ethnicities5                    
Less than 6 percent 87 (3.1) 83 (3.6) 60   (10.4) 44   (9.4)
6 to 20 percent 86 (3.4) 82 (3.9) 58   (10.1) 44   (10.7)
21 to 49 percent 84 (3.0) 79 (3.8) 45   (10.8) 34 ! (10.8)
50 percent or more 71 (3.1) 70 (3.8) 39   (7.3) 27   (7.6)
Percent of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch                    
0 to 25 percent 87 (2.7) 86 (2.9) 52   (8.2) 34   (7.1)
26 to 50 percent 84 (3.5) 79 (3.7) 57   (11.9) 41   (8.7)
51 to 75 percent 76 (3.6) 72 (3.5) 38   (8.8) 26!   (8.5)
76 percent or more 73 (3.7) 70 (3.8) 51   (10.6) 46   (11.6)
† 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 in music during regular school hours in the 1999–2000 school year.
2 Percents are based on the 87 percent of public elementary schools that reported instruction in visual arts during regular school hours in the 1999–2000 school year.
3 Percents are based on the 20 percent of public elementary schools that reported instruction in dance during regular school hours in the 1999–2000 school year.
4 Percents are based on the 20 percent of public elementary schools that reported instruction in drama/theatre during regular school hours in the 1999–2000 school year.
5 Other races/ethnicities include Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, and American Indian/Alaska Native students.
NOTE: The data presented in this table may differ from previously published information because missing data from the 1999–2000 surveys were imputed for analysis in this report.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Fast Response Survey System, “Elementary School Arts Education Survey: Fall 1999,” FRSS 67E, 1999–2000.

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