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Table 76. Among public secondary schools that offered instruction in various arts subjects, percent and standard error reporting that their district had a written curriculum guide that teachers were expected to follow, 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 81 (1.4) 83 (1.5) 66 (4.1) 72 (2.1)
                 
Enrollment size                
Less than 500 81 (2.7) 81 (2.9) 51 (12.0) 64 (4.8)
500 to 999 79 (2.2) 82 (2.5) 63 (7.7) 68 (4.1)
1,000 or more 86 (2.2) 88 (1.9) 74 (4.3) 83 (2.8)
Community type                
City 83 (3.1) 84 (3.1) 66 (6.0) 72 (3.9)
Suburban 85 (2.2) 88 (1.9) 74 (4.7) 79 (3.5)
Town 79 (3.5) 80 (3.7) 70 (12.3) 71 (5.9)
Rural 79 (2.7) 80 (2.9) 56 (9.2) 69 (4.2)
Region                
Northeast 90 (2.5) 91 (2.4) 67 (11.7) 75 (4.1)
Southeast 83 (2.8) 86 (2.6) 79 (6.0) 83 (3.5)
Central 86 (2.3) 84 (2.7) 49 (10.1) 69 (4.2)
West 71 (3.1) 75 (3.3) 65 (7.0) 67 (3.7)
Percent combined
enrollment of Black and
other races/ethnicities
2
               
Less than 6 percent 85 (3.1) 82 (3.5) 55 (11.1) 74 (5.6)
6 to 20 percent 85 (2.4) 88 (2.4) 60 (8.0) 79 (3.3)
21 to 49 percent 76 (3.2) 82 (2.5) 63 (8.5) 67 (5.1)
50 percent or more 78 (2.7) 79 (2.5) 76 (5.2) 70 (3.6)
Percent of students
eligible for free or
reduced-price lunch
               
0 to 25 percent 86 (1.9) 87 (2.0) 67 (5.6) 75 (3.8)
26 to 50 percent 83 (2.4) 84 (2.4) 57 (6.9) 67 (4.5)
51 to 75 percent 78 (2.7) 79 (3.2) 77 (7.5) 77 (4.3)
76 percent or more 74 (4.5) 78 (4.2) 74 (14.7) 66 (8.2)
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 district curriculum guides during the current school year.
2 Other races/ethnicities include Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander and American Indian/Alaska Native students.
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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