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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—Continued (Return to Table 71)
 
School characteristic Dance3 Drama/theatre4
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 elementary schools 57 (3.6) 30 (3.7) 13 (2.7) 63 (1.9) 26 (1.6) 11 (1.4)
                         
Enrollment size                        
Less than 500 78 (12.6) (†) (†) 86 (4.0) 12 (3.3) 1! (1.5)
500 to 999 61 (8.6) 31 (7.7) (†) 68 (3.6) 24 (3.5) 8! (2.3)
1,000 or more 50 (4.9) 33 (3.7) 17 (4.0) 42 (3.6) 37 (3.1) 20 (2.4)
Community type                        
City 54 (8.0) 25 (5.4) 21! (6.5) 50 (4.3) 32 (3.5) 18 (3.3)
Suburban 53 (5.5) 35 (5.5) 12 (3.3) 58 (4.2) 28 (4.1) 13 (2.4)
Town 68 (11.1) 27! (11.3) (†) 74 (5.3) 17 (4.0) 9! (3.6)
Rural 60 (11.7) 29! (9.7) (†) 72 (3.1) 23 (3.1) 4! (1.6)
Region                        
Northeast 69 (8.4) 22! (7.9) (†) 70 (5.5) 20 (4.5) 10 (2.9)
Southeast 59 (7.9) 30 (7.9) 11! (4.6) 62 (4.3) 27 (4.5) 11 (2.7)
Central 58 (10.7) 24! (10.5) 18! (7.9) 65 (4.6) 26 (4.6) 9 (2.1)
West 50 (6.2) 36 (6.5) 15 (4.3) 60 (3.6) 27 (2.8) 12 (2.3)
Percent combined
enrollment of Black and
other races/ethnicities
5
                       
Less than 6 percent 82 (10.1) (†) (†) 79 (4.3) 17 (3.8) 4! (2.0)
6 to 20 percent 56 (9.1) 32 (8.8) 12! (5.3) 61 (3.1) 30 (3.1) 9 (2.1)
21 to 49 percent 57 (7.9) 30 (7.3) 13! (4.3) 54 (4.4) 28 (3.6) 18 (3.1)
50 percent or more 50 (6.3) 32 (5.3) 18 (4.8) 64 (4.0) 25 (3.4) 11 (2.0)
Percent of students
eligible for free or
reduced-price lunch
                       
0 to 25 percent 55 (6.9) 25 (5.8) 20 (5.2) 57 (4.2) 29 (3.3) 14 (2.7)
26 to 50 percent 65 (6.5) 28 (6.8) (†) 63 (3.4) 28 (3.2) 9 (1.9)
51 to 75 percent 41 (10.1) 40 (8.9) 18! (6.8) 67 (3.7) 22 (3.2) 11 (2.6)
76 percent or more 62 (10.6) 31! (10.1) (†) 72 (7.0) 20! (6.3) 7! (3.7)
† 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 91 percent of public secondary schools that offered music during regular school hours in the 2008–09 school year.
2 Percents are based on the 89 percent of public secondary schools that offered visual arts during regular school hours in the 2008–09 school year.
3 Percents are based on the 12 percent of public secondary schools that offered dance during regular school hours in the 2008–09 school year.
4 Percents are based on the 45 percent of public secondary schools that offered drama/theatre during regular school hours in the 2008–09 school year.
5 Other races/ethnicities include Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander and American Indian/Alaska Native students.
NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. Respondents were asked to report course information for the 2008–09 school year. The 2009–10 survey asked about course offerings in the previous school year and schools were instructed to count different sections of the same course as one course.
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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