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Table 159. Among public secondary schools that offered instruction in various arts subjects, percent and standard error reporting that their district had a written curriculum guide that teachers were expected to follow for the arts subjects, by school characteristics: School year 19992000
 
School characteristic Music1 Visual arts2 Dance3 Drama/theatre4
Percent Standard
error
Percent Standard
error
Percent Standard
error
Percent Standard
error
All public secondary schools 86 (1.5) 87 (1.5) 68   (4.3) 75   (2.4)
Enrollment size                    
Less than 500 84 (3.2) 85 (3.2) 54 ! (19.8) 64   (7.1)
500 to 999 84 (2.3) 87 (1.8) 57   (7.5) 71   (3.6)
1,000 or more 90 (1.9) 91 (1.7) 79   (4.1) 87   (2.1)
Region                    
Northeast 91 (2.5) 91 (2.8) 56   (11.8) 70   (6.7)
Southeast 84 (3.3) 86 (3.4) 74   (9.9) 75   (4.9)
Central 89 (2.5) 93 (2.2) 61   (13.6) 71   (5.6)
West 81 (3.0) 81 (3.1) 72   (5.6) 80   (3.4)
Percent combined enrollment of Black and other races/ethnicities5                    
Less than 6 percent 89 (2.3) 90 (2.7) 78   (10.2) 76   (6.4)
6 to 20 percent 86 (3.2) 87 (3.1) 57   (10.4) 74   (4.0)
21 to 49 percent 86 (2.9) 85 (3.3) 73   (7.9) 79   (5.6)
50 percent or more 82 (3.4) 88 (3.0) 65   (6.5) 75   (4.2)
Percent of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch                    
0 to 25 percent 88 (2.1) 89 (2.0) 72   (6.3) 80   (3.3)
26 to 50 percent 85 (3.2) 87 (3.1) 70   (7.6) 73   (4.8)
51 to 75 percent 82 (3.9) 85 (3.8) 60   (13.6) 75   (6.8)
76 percent or more 86 (5.2) 89 (4.8)   (†) 49 ! (20.0)
† 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 1999–2000 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 1999–2000 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 1999–2000 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 1999–2000 school year.
5 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, “Secondary School Arts Education Survey: Fall 1999,” FRSS 67S, 1999–2000.

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