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Table 85. Percent and standard error for public secondary schools reporting arts coursework requirements for graduation and the inclusion of grades in arts classes in the calculation of grade point averages, by school characteristics: School year 200910
 
School characteristic Coursework in the
arts is a specific
requirement for graduation
Number of credits required:1 Grades in arts classes were included in
the calculation of students' GPAs
Grades received the same weight as grades in other academic subjects2
Percent Standard
error
Percent Standard
error
Percent Standard
error
Percent Standard
error
Percent Standard
error
Percent Standard
error
                         
All public secondary schools 57 (1.8) 70 (2.2) 15 (1.8) 15 (2.0) 96 (0.7) 89 (1.2)
                         
Enrollment size                        
Less than 500 57 (3.2) 72 (3.7) 19 (3.5) 9! (3.2) 97 (1.1) 84 (2.5)
500 to 999 56 (2.5) 70 (3.9) 15 (2.6) 16 (3.1) 94 (1.2) 91 (1.2)
1,000 or more 60 (2.5) 67 (2.7) 8 (1.7) 25 (2.6) 98 (0.7) 95 (1.1)
Community type                        
City 58 (3.5) 61 (5.4) 16 (3.8) 23 (4.2) 96 (1.5) 88 (2.9)
Suburban 57 (2.9) 66 (4.1) 9! (2.8) 25 (3.5) 96 (1.2) 91 (1.8)
Town 48 (4.6) 79 (4.9) 12! (4.3) 9! (3.5) 95 (2.3) 91 (2.8)
Rural 60 (3.0) 74 (3.4) 18 (3.3) 8 (2.3) 97 (0.9) 88 (2.2)
Region                        
Northeast 63 (3.9) 69 (4.5) 11! (3.8) 20 (4.5) 91 (2.2) 89 (2.6)
Southeast 49 (3.6) 89 (2.7) 7! (2.6) 3! (1.4) 96 (1.2) 85 (2.6)
Central 54 (3.9) 74 (4.0) 15 (3.5) 10 (3.1) 97 (0.9) 92 (1.8)
West 63 (3.0) 56 (4.2) 20 (3.6) 24 (3.8) 98 (1.1) 89 (2.2)
Percent combined
enrollment of Black and
other races/ethnicities
3
                       
Less than 6 percent 59 (4.0) 77 (4.7) 18 (3.9) (†) 96 (1.2) 91 (2.1)
6 to 20 percent 58 (3.1) 75 (4.0) 12 (3.0) 13 (3.6) 98 (0.8) 90 (2.1)
21 to 49 percent 55 (3.0) 64 (4.7) 16 (3.6) 20 (4.1) 97 (1.3) 87 (3.0)
50 percent or more 56 (3.7) 64 (4.0) 13 (2.8) 23 (3.0) 94 (1.9) 87 (2.4)
Percent of students
eligible for free or
reduced-price lunch
                       
0 to 25 percent 59 (3.3) 64 (4.1) 12 (3.1) 23 (4.0) 98 (0.9) 91 (2.0)
26 to 50 percent 59 (2.5) 75 (3.4) 13 (2.9) 12 (3.1) 95 (1.1) 90 (1.8)
51 to 75 percent 55 (3.4) 68 (4.2) 21 (3.7) 11 (2.2) 96 (1.4) 87 (2.4)
76 percent or more 53 (4.6) 72 (6.7) 11! (4.4) 17 (4.5) 95 (2.1) 87 (4.1)
† Not applicable.
! Interpret data with caution; the coefficient of variation is greater than or equal to 30 percent.
‡ Reporting standards not met.
1 Percents are based on the 57 percent of public secondary schools indicating that coursework in the arts was a specific requirement for graduation in their district during the 2009–10 school year. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
2 Percents are based on the 96 percent of public secondary schools indicating that grades in arts classes were included in the calculation of students' GPAs during the 2009–10 school year.
3 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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