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Table 75. Among public secondary schools that offered instruction in various arts subjects, percent and standard error reporting that dedicated rooms with special equipment were the primary space used for teaching the arts subjects, by school characteristics: School year 2009–10
 
School characteristic Music1 Visual arts1 Dance1 Drama/theatre1
Percent Standard
error
Percent Standard
error
Percent Standard
error
Percent Standard
error
                 
All public secondary schools 91 (1.0) 92 (1.1) 45 (4.1) 52 (2.3)
                 
Enrollment size                
Less than 500 87 (2.3) 90 (2.4) (†) 35 (4.2)
500 to 999 92 (1.6) 93 (1.4) 29 (6.8) 51 (4.1)
1,000 or more 94 (1.3) 95 (1.3) 68 (4.7) 64 (3.2)
Community type                
City 90 (2.0) 87 (2.8) 48 (7.2) 66 (4.0)
Suburban 92 (1.7) 95 (1.6) 65 (6.0) 60 (4.5)
Town 92 (2.3) 96 (1.5) (†) 51 (6.4)
Rural 89 (2.1) 92 (1.9) 28 (6.3) 34 (3.9)
Region                
Northeast 88 (2.3) 93 (2.3) 49 (7.9) 42 (5.4)
Southeast 88 (2.7) 88 (2.4) 42 (7.6) 54 (4.6)
Central 93 (1.9) 97 (1.5) 38 (8.6) 46 (5.8)
West 92 (1.7) 91 (2.2) 49 (6.6) 57 (4.1)
Percent combined
enrollment of Black and
other races/ethnicities
2
               
Less than 6 percent 89 (2.6) 94 (1.9) 13! (5.7) 35 (5.9)
6 to 20 percent 93 (1.6) 96 (1.5) 34 (7.8) 46 (3.8)
21 to 49 percent 92 (2.0) 93 (2.1) 48 (9.1) 56 (4.7)
50 percent or more 89 (2.0) 87 (2.3) 62 (5.6) 62 (3.7)
Percent of students
eligible for free or
reduced-price lunch
               
0 to 25 percent 94 (1.5) 97 (1.5) 51 (6.4) 50 (4.0)
26 to 50 percent 90 (1.8) 95 (1.6) 34 (5.5) 48 (4.5)
51 to 75 percent 89 (2.2) 89 (2.1) 52 (7.4) 58 (4.6)
76 percent or more 86 (3.3) 85 (3.7) 52 (9.9) 52 (8.1)
† Not applicable.
! Interpret data with caution; the coefficient of variation is greater than or equal to 30 percent.
‡ Reporting standards not met.
1 Percents for each subject area are based on the percentage of public secondary schools that offered music (90 percent), visual arts (91 percent), dance (16 percent), and drama/theatre (46 percent) during regular school hours in the 2009–10 school year. The 2009–10 survey asked about the primary space used for instruction during the current school year.
2 Other races/ethnicities include Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander and American Indian/Alaska Native students.
NOTE: The questionnaire wording was “Which of the following statements best describes the space used for teaching the subject at your school this 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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