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Table 136. Percent and standard error for public elementary schools reporting types of music instruction or classes offered at the school during regular school hours, and of those schools, percent and standard error reporting the percent of students enrolled in those music subjects: School year 199899
 
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 92 (1.5) 1! (0.3) 3 (0.9) 2! (0.6) 94 (1.3)
Chorus 52 (1.8) 41 (2.7) 25 (2.2) 10 (1.8) 24 (2.7)
Band 48 (2.2) 53 (3.1) 30 (2.7) 13 (2.3) 4! (1.4)
Strings/orchestra 28 (1.7) 74 (4.0) 16 (3.0) 5! (1.7) 6! (2.2)
Other music subjects 8 (1.0) 51 (6.7) 13! (5.0) 7! (3.3) 29 (5.9)
! Interpret data with caution; the coefficient of variation is greater than or equal to 30 percent.
1 Percents are based on the percentage of schools that offered each music subject (92 percent that offered general music, 52 percent that offered chorus, 48 percent that offered band, 28 percent that offered string/orchestra, and 8 percent that offered other music subjects).)
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.