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Table 135. 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 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 38 (0.4) 43 (0.4) 37 (1.2) 39 (1.3)
                 
Enrollment size                
Less than 300 35 (1.1) 43 (1.4) 36 (4.0) 37 (3.2)
300 to 499 37 (0.6) 44 (0.7) 38 (2.1) 42 (3.0)
500 or more 40 (0.6) 42 (0.6) 37 (1.2) 38 (1.5)
Region                
Northeast 39 (0.6) 43 (0.7) 42 (2.7) 43 (3.3)
Southeast 40 (0.8) 42 (0.8) 34 (2.5) 39 (2.6)
Central 35 (0.8) 45 (0.9) 37 (2.8) 39 (3.5)
West 37 (0.8) 41 (1.0) 36 (1.7) 38 (1.7)
Percent combined enrollment of Black and other races/ethnicities5                
Less than 6 percent 37 (0.9) 44 (0.8) 36 (2.1) 39 (2.4)
6 to 20 percent 37 (0.8) 44 (1.0) 38 (3.1) 35 (3.1)
21 to 49 percent 38 (0.9) 42 (1.0) 32 (2.2) 41 (2.8)
50 percent or more 39 (0.7) 42 (1.0) 40 (1.7) 40 (1.9)
Percent of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch                
0 to 25 percent 38 (0.8) 45 (0.7) 39 (2.0) 37 (2.4)
26 to 50 percent 37 (0.9) 42 (0.9) 35 (2.3) 40 (2.6)
51 to 75 percent 38 (0.9) 41 (0.9) 33 (1.9) 37 (2.4)
76 percent or more 39 (0.9) 42 (1.4) 42 (2.4) 43 (2.4)
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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