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Table 137. 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 199899
 
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 92 (1.5) 52 (1.8) 48 (2.2) 28 (1.7) 8   (1.0)
                       
Enrollment size                      
Less than 300 92 (3.5) 39 (5.2) 49 (5.4) 19 (3.6) 6 ! (2.5)
300 to 499 94 (1.8) 54 (2.7) 52 (3.1) 31 (3.1) 7   (1.9)
500 or more 90 (1.5) 60 (2.7) 45 (2.8) 31 (2.5) 10   (1.6)
Region                      
Northeast 95 (2.1) 70 (4.6) 69 (4.6) 42 (4.9) 10   (2.8)
Southeast 91 (2.6) 50 (4.6) 24 (4.4) 18 (3.1) 12   (3.1)
Central 98 (1.3) 43 (4.4) 57 (4.8) 30 (3.9) 4 ! (1.6)
West 85 (3.0) 51 (2.9) 44 (3.7) 23 (2.9) 7 ! (2.0)
Percent combined enrollment of Black and other races/ethnicities1                      
Less than 6 percent 95 (2.2) 49 (4.9) 58 (4.4) 19 (3.5) 6   (1.9)
6 to 20 percent 96 (2.2) 59 (4.1) 53 (4.1) 34 (4.2) 9   (2.4)
21 to 49 percent 92 (2.3) 52 (4.5) 48 (4.6) 31 (4.2) 9   (2.4)
50 percent or more 85 (3.3) 50 (4.0) 34 (3.5) 28 (3.8) 7   (2.1)
Percent of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch                      
0 to 25 percent 96 (1.7) 56 (3.5) 56 (3.3) 35 (4.2) 9   (2.3)
26 to 50 percent 94 (1.9) 55 (4.0) 57 (4.4) 25 (3.6) 8   (1.8)
51 to 75 percent 90 (2.5) 52 (4.4) 38 (4.7) 24 (4.1) 7 ! (2.3)
76 percent or more 83 (4.6) 43 (4.7) 34 (5.0) 21 (3.5) 6 ! (2.5)
† Not applicable.
! Interpret data with caution; the coefficient of variation is greater than or equal to 30 percent.
‡ Reporting standards not met.
1 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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