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Table 15. Percent and standard error for public elementary schools reporting that they provided or sponsored curriculum-guided instructional activities in the arts outside of regular school hours, by school characteristics: School year 200910
 
School characteristic School performances or presentations in the arts1 Individual or small group music lessons Choir/band/ marching band practice Dance2 Arts-related field trips3 Other activities
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All public elementary schools 75 (1.5) 39 (1.5) 46 (1.9) 12 (0.9) 61 (1.9) 2 (0.5)
                         
Enrollment size                        
Less than 300 73 (3.7) 41 (3.0) 38 (3.2) 12 (2.4) 59 (3.9) (†)
300 to 499 76 (2.3) 38 (2.4) 46 (2.6) 11 (1.4) 62 (2.5) 4 (1.0)
500 or more 75 (2.3) 39 (2.1) 51 (2.7) 13 (1.6) 62 (2.0) 2! (0.6)
Community type                        
City 78 (2.8) 43 (4.0) 46 (3.6) 18 (2.9) 67 (3.1) 3! (1.1)
Suburban 75 (3.1) 44 (2.5) 54 (3.3) 13 (1.6) 60 (2.8) 3! (0.9)
Town 71 (4.1) 29 (4.4) 44 (3.9) 5! (2.1) 52 (4.2) 3! (1.5)
Rural 74 (2.9) 36 (2.6) 39 (2.9) 10 (2.0) 61 (2.9) 2! (0.7)
Region                        
Northeast 80 (3.4) 54 (3.6) 52 (3.9) 13 (2.5) 60 (3.0) 3! (1.1)
Southeast 71 (2.9) 35 (2.8) 45 (2.8) 10 (1.9) 63 (3.0) 2! (1.0)
Central 79 (3.4) 43 (3.4) 47 (3.1) 11 (2.1) 61 (4.1) 3! (1.1)
West 71 (2.7) 30 (3.3) 42 (3.3) 14 (1.9) 61 (3.1) 2! (0.7)
Percent combined
enrollment of Black and
other races/ethnicities
4
                       
Less than 6 percent 77 (3.5) 43 (3.8) 42 (3.7) 10 (2.0) 64 (4.0) 3! (1.1)
6 to 20 percent 81 (2.4) 43 (3.2) 51 (3.7) 11 (2.4) 65 (3.0) (†)
21 to 49 percent 73 (2.9) 35 (2.7) 46 (3.2) 9 (1.6) 57 (3.3) 4! (1.2)
50 percent or more 71 (2.9) 38 (3.4) 45 (3.3) 17 (1.9) 61 (2.9) 2! (0.7)
Percent of students
eligible for free or
reduced-price lunch
                       
0 to 25 percent 80 (2.7) 48 (3.4) 56 (3.5) 8 (1.8) 63 (3.1) 2! (0.8)
26 to 50 percent 80 (2.3) 37 (3.0) 47 (3.7) 10 (2.0) 63 (3.5) 3! (1.1)
51 to 75 percent 73 (3.0) 35 (3.2) 43 (3.4) 14 (2.1) 60 (3.8) 3! (1.1)
76 percent or more 70 (3.2) 39 (3.5) 40 (3.5) 16 (2.3) 61 (3.6) 3! (0.9)
† Not applicable.
! Interpret data with caution; the coefficient of variation is greater than or equal to 30 percent.
‡ Reporting standards not met.
1 The questionnaire wording was “School performances or presentations in the arts (e.g., concerts, plays, art shows).”)
2 The questionnaire wording was “Dance (e.g., lessons, team).”)
3 The questionnaire wording was “Arts-related field trips (e.g., school trips to concerts, plays, museums).”)
4 Other races/ethnicities include Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander and American Indian/Alaska Native students.
NOTE: Respondents were asked to consider activities held before or after school, on weekends, or during the summer, only if the activities were guided by a curriculum. Extracurricular activities such as drama clubs were excluded.
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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