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Table 155. Among public secondary schools that offered instruction in various arts subjects, percentage distribution and standard error for reporting the number of different types of arts courses taught, by school characteristics: School year 1998–99—Continued (Return to Table 155)
 
School characteristic Dance3 Drama/theatre4
1 or 2 courses 3 or 4 courses 5 or more courses 1 or 2 courses 3 or 4 courses 5 or more courses
Percent Standard
error
Percent Standard
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Percent Standard
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Percent Standard
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Percent Standard
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Percent Standard
error
All public secondary schools 69   (4.3) 22   (4.4) 7 ! (2.4) 68   (2.4) 22   (2.5) 11   (1.3)
                                     
Enrollment size                                    
Less than 500 82   (18.6)   (†)   (†) 90   (3.5) 7 ! (3.1)   (†)
500 to 999 74   (6.8) 15 ! (6.0)   (†) 71   (4.1) 23   (4.2) 6 ! (2.0)
1,000 or more 63   (6.5) 28   (6.3) 9 ! (3.4) 49   (3.4) 30   (3.9) 21   (2.7)
Region                                    
Northeast 71   (10.9)   (†)   (†) 82   (5.2) 15 ! (4.9)   (†)
Southeast 75   (9.5)   (†)   (†) 70   (4.5) 18   (4.6) 12   (2.8)
Central 67   (12.1) 23 ! (11.6)   (†) 68   (5.6) 24   (5.3) 8 ! (2.5)
West 67   (6.2) 29   (6.4)   (†) 61   (4.2) 24   (4.1) 15   (2.3)
Percent combined enrollment of Black and other races/ethnicities5                                    
Less than 6 percent 76   (12.8)   (†)   (†) 86   (3.1) 12   (3.0)   (†)
6 to 20 percent 68   (9.7) 21 ! (8.6)   (†) 60   (4.7) 32   (4.5) 8   (2.2)
21 to 49 percent 67   (8.1) 26 ! (7.8)   (†) 60   (6.3) 23   (5.5) 17   (3.6)
50 percent or more 66   (7.4) 26   (7.1) 8 ! (3.7) 63   (4.5) 18   (4.6) 19   (3.4)
Percent of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch                                    
0 to 25 percent 67   (7.2) 22 ! (7.9) 11 ! (3.8) 61   (3.7) 28   (3.6) 11   (1.8)
26 to 50 percent 73   (7.4) 22 ! (7.2)   (†) 74   (3.6) 18   (3.4) 8   (2.1)
51 to 75 percent 66   (11.8) 27 ! (10.5)   (†) 69   (5.0) 15 ! (4.8) 16   (4.2)
76 percent or more 87   (14.7)   (†)   (†) 91   (7.2)   (†)   (†)
† 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 93 percent of public secondary schools that reported instruction in music during regular school hours in the 1998–99 school year.
2 Percents are based on the 90 percent of public secondary schools that reported instruction in visual arts during regular school hours in the 1998–99 school year.
3 Percents are based on the 14 percent of public secondary schools that reported instruction in dance during regular school hours in the 1998–99 school year.
4 Percents are based on the 48 percent of public secondary schools that reported instruction in drama/theatre during regular school hours in the 1998–99 school year.
5 Other races/ethnicities include Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, and American Indian/Alaska Native students.
NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. The 1999–2000 survey asked about the number of courses offered in the previous school year. 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, “Secondary School Arts Education Survey: Fall 1999,” FRSS 67S, 1999–2000.

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