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Table 156. Among public secondary schools that offered instruction in various arts subjects, number, percent, and standard error for the teachers on staff that taught various arts subjects, by teaching status and school characteristics: School year 1998–99—Continued (Return to Table 156)
 
School characteristic Dance3 Drama/theatre4
Number of teachers
on staff teaching dance
Percent teaching
dance full time
Percent teaching
dance part time
Number of teachers
on staff teaching
drama/theatre
Percent teaching
drama/theatre full time
Percent teaching
drama/theatre part time
Number Standard
error
Percent Standard
error
Percent Standard
error
Number Standard
error
Percent Standard
error
Percent Standard
error
All public secondary schools 4,010   (320) 74   (5.7) 26   (5.7) 17,260   (910) 80   (2.0) 20   (2.0)
                                     
Enrollment size                                    
Less than 500 490 ! (170) 69   (18.2) 31   (18.2) 4,240   (610) 82   (5.5) 18   (5.5)
500 to 999 2,010   (450) 66   (13.0) 34   (13.0) 6,500   (500) 77   (3.7) 23   (3.7)
1,000 or more 3,180   (430) 80   (4.3) 20   (4.3) 6,530   (370) 82   (2.0) 18   (2.0)
Region                                    
Northeast 970   (270) 78   (11.9) 22   (11.9) 2,270   (280) 81   (5.2) 19   (5.2)
Southeast 1,020   (180) 77   (7.0) 23   (7.0) 4,000   (330) 79   (4.0) 21   (4.0)
Central 800 ! (240) 80   (8.2) 20   (8.2) 4,470   (430) 76   (3.7) 24   (3.7)
West 2,900   (470) 71   (9.3) 29   (9.3) 6,520   (670) 83   (4.7) 17   (4.7)
Percent combined enrollment of Black and other races/ethnicities5                                    
Less than 6 percent 950   (240) 87   (9.9) 13   (9.9) 4,190   (590) 81   (4.4) 19   (4.4)
6 to 20 percent 1,300   (350) 50   (16.4) 50   (16.4) 5,030   (504) 72   (5.3) 28   (5.3)
21 to 49 percent 1,320   (290) 78   (7.2) 22   (7.2) 3,970   (480) 81   (3.4) 19   (3.4)
50 percent or more 2,060   (410) 84   (4.5) 16   (4.6) 3,850   (500) 88   (4.3) 12   (4.3)
Percent of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch                                    
0 to 25 percent 2,470   (480) 65   (10.8) 35 ! (10.8) 8,600   (660) 74   (3.1) 26   (3.1)
26 to 50 percent 1,780   (310) 81   (6.7) 19 ! (6.7) 5,520   (480) 83   (3.4) 17   (3.4)
51 to 75 percent 940 ! (290) 83   (7.0) 17 ! (7.0) 2,410   (520)   (†)   (†)
76 percent or more   (†)   (†)   (†) 590 ! (220)   (†)   (†)
† 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: The 1999–2000 survey asked secondary school principals about their 1998–99 staff who taught arts courses. 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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