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Table 70. Percent and standard error for public secondary schools reporting whether various arts subjects were taught at the school, by school characteristics: School year 200809
 
School characteristic Music Visual arts Dance Drama/theatre
Percent Standard
error
Percent Standard
error
Percent Standard
error
Percent Standard
error
                 
All public secondary schools 91 (1.1) 89 (1.2) 12 (0.8) 45 (1.7)
                 
Enrollment size                
Less than 500 81 (2.5) 81 (2.5) 4 (1.1) 30 (2.9)
500 to 999 97 (0.9) 93 (1.4) 10 (1.3) 43 (2.7)
1,000 or more 98 (0.8) 96 (1.3) 30 (2.1) 72 (2.0)
Community type                
City 87 (2.7) 89 (2.3) 17 (2.8) 55 (3.6)
Suburban 97 (1.3) 94 (1.6) 20 (2.2) 49 (2.9)
Town 94 (2.4) 92 (2.4) 10 (2.4) 44 (3.6)
Rural 88 (1.9) 84 (2.4) 6 (1.1) 37 (2.4)
Region                
Northeast 96 (1.9) 97 (1.6) 12 (2.6) 41 (2.9)
Southeast 89 (2.4) 83 (2.6) 14 (1.8) 42 (2.8)
Central 99 (0.5) 94 (1.6) 7 (1.5) 34 (2.7)
West 82 (2.6) 84 (2.6) 16 (1.9) 58 (2.9)
Percent combined
enrollment of Black and
other races/ethnicities
1
               
Less than 6 percent 97 (1.5) 92 (2.1) 6 (1.3) 32 (3.1)
6 to 20 percent 94 (1.7) 93 (2.0) 11 (1.8) 48 (3.0)
21 to 49 percent 87 (2.8) 86 (2.9) 12 (2.0) 50 (3.5)
50 percent or more 86 (2.6) 85 (2.7) 19 (2.2) 49 (3.1)
Percent of students
eligible for free or
reduced-price lunch
               
0 to 25 percent 96 (1.8) 95 (1.4) 14 (1.5) 56 (3.0)
26 to 50 percent 95 (1.4) 91 (1.6) 13 (1.7) 41 (2.3)
51 to 75 percent 86 (2.7) 85 (2.6) 10 (1.5) 47 (3.8)
76 percent or more 81 (4.6) 80 (5.2) 13 (3.1) 28 (3.7)
1 Other races/ethnicities include Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander and American Indian/Alaska Native students.
NOTE: Respondents were asked whether various arts subjects were taught in the 2008–09 school year.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Fast Response Survey System, “Secondary School Arts Education Survey: Fall 2009,” FRSS 101, 2009–10.

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