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Table 71. 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 2008–09 (Table 71—Continued)
 
School characteristic Music1 Visual arts2
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
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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 24 (1.5) 30 (1.7) 46 (1.9) 28 (1.5) 32 (1.5) 40 (1.7)
                         
Enrollment size                        
Less than 500 44 (3.1) 33 (2.8) 23 (3.2) 41 (3.1) 35 (3.1) 24 (2.7)
500 to 999 15 (1.9) 34 (2.6) 50 (2.8) 25 (1.9) 35 (2.5) 40 (2.3)
1,000 or more 6 (1.3) 20 (2.0) 74 (2.3) 14 (2.2) 22 (2.2) 64 (2.6)
Community type                        
City 18 (3.2) 26 (3.0) 56 (3.5) 34 (3.3) 27 (3.1) 39 (3.0)
Suburban 12 (2.2) 27 (2.9) 62 (3.7) 24 (2.3) 28 (3.1) 48 (2.9)
Town 20 (4.5) 36 (3.7) 45 (4.1) 20 (3.3) 36 (4.3) 44 (3.8)
Rural 37 (2.8) 32 (2.8) 31 (3.2) 32 (2.5) 35 (3.1) 33 (3.1)
Region                        
Northeast 16 (3.8) 21 (3.5) 62 (3.9) 21 (3.4) 29 (3.7) 50 (4.3)
Southeast 24 (3.3) 30 (3.3) 46 (3.3) 30 (3.2) 36 (3.2) 34 (3.6)
Central 26 (2.9) 32 (3.0) 42 (3.1) 22 (2.8) 33 (3.2) 46 (3.4)
West 26 (3.2) 33 (3.1) 41 (3.1) 38 (2.7) 30 (2.8) 33 (2.4)
Percent combined
enrollment of Black and
other races/ethnicities
5
                       
Less than 6 percent 33 (3.4) 31 (3.2) 37 (3.9) 27 (3.2) 31 (3.3) 42 (2.8)
6 to 20 percent 19 (3.3) 26 (3.1) 54 (3.5) 18 (2.2) 36 (3.5) 46 (3.5)
21 to 49 percent 17 (2.7) 33 (3.3) 50 (4.0) 24 (3.7) 39 (3.9) 37 (3.3)
50 percent or more 25 (3.0) 30 (3.1) 45 (3.3) 43 (2.9) 22 (2.3) 35 (3.1)
Percent of students
eligible for free or
reduced-price lunch
                       
0 to 25 percent 16 (2.5) 22 (2.5) 62 (2.7) 14 (2.6) 30 (3.6) 56 (3.7)
26 to 50 percent 24 (2.1) 34 (2.7) 43 (3.1) 26 (2.6) 37 (2.7) 37 (2.7)
51 to 75 percent 29 (2.4) 30 (2.8) 41 (2.9) 35 (3.4) 29 (3.6) 36 (3.2)
76 percent or more 30 (5.7) 35 (5.7) 35 (4.2) 52 (4.1) 26 (4.1) 22 (3.7)
See notes at end of table.

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