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Table 69. Percent and standard error for public elementary school classroom teachers reporting that they participated to a moderate or great extent in various activities related to the arts outside of their school duties, by school characteristics: School year 200910
 
School characteristic Create or perform works of art Teach one of
the arts
View works of art (e.g., attend museums, galleries, musical or theatrical performances, etc.) Study, critique, or write about the arts Provide arts leadership in your community or state Attend workshops with professional
artists or art groups
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All public elementary school
classroom teachers
17 (1.4) 5 (0.7) 41 (1.7) 3 (0.7) 2 (0.5) 2 (0.6)
                         
Enrollment size                        
Less than 300 21 (4.0) 4! (1.6) 40 (4.6) (†) (†) (†)
300 to 499 16 (2.5) 5 (1.3) 41 (2.5) 3! (1.0) 2! (0.9) 3! (0.9)
500 or more 17 (2.1) 6 (1.2) 41 (2.6) 3! (1.2) 2! (0.7) 2! (0.8)
Community type                        
City 21 (2.7) 8 (1.9) 46 (3.9) 3! (1.3) 3! (1.2) 3! (1.3)
Suburban 15 (2.5) 4 (1.2) 41 (3.2) 4! (1.2) (†) (†)
Town 13 (3.5) (†) 44 (5.1) (†) (†) (†)
Rural 19 (2.8) 5! (1.4) 34 (3.4) 3! (1.4) 3 (1.2) 4! (1.5)
Region                        
Northeast 15 (3.1) 6! (2.2) 48 (4.3) (†) (†) (†)
Southeast 21 (2.8) 6! (1.9) 33 (3.1) 6! (2.0) 3! (1.3) (†)
Central 15 (2.7) (†) 41 (3.2) (†) (†) 2! (1.0)
West 16 (2.8) 6 (1.6) 45 (3.5) (†) (†) 2! (0.8)
Percent combined
enrollment of Black and
other races/ethnicities
1
                       
Less than 6 percent 18 (3.6) (†) 36 (4.4) (†) (†) 4! (1.8)
6 to 20 percent 14 (2.8) 5! (1.7) 45 (3.4) 4! (1.6) (†) (†)
21 to 49 percent 18 (3.0) 3! (1.2) 37 (3.5) 2! (0.8) 2! (1.0) (†)
50 percent or more 18 (2.6) 8 (1.7) 43 (3.5) 4! (1.4) (†) 2! (0.9)
Percent of students
eligible for free or
reduced-price lunch
                       
0 to 25 percent 15 (2.8) 6! (2.0) 41 (3.4) 3! (1.3) (†) (†)
26 to 50 percent 15 (2.8) 3! (1.2) 39 (3.7) 2! (1.0) (†) (†)
51 to 75 percent 20 (2.8) 4! (1.4) 43 (3.6) (†) (†) (1.0)
76 percent or more 18 (2.9) 8 (2.1) 40 (3.9) 4! (1.8) 2! (1.3) (†)
† 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: Classroom teachers are teachers of self-contained classrooms; these teachers could teach arts areas as separate subjects or incorporate arts areas into other subjects.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Fast Response Survey System, “Arts Survey of Elementary School Classroom Teachers,” FRSS 102C, 2009–10.

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