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Table 86. Percent and standard error for public secondary schools reporting that they were currently undergoing various arts initiatives, by school characteristics: School year 200910
 
School characteristic Expansion
of arts curriculum/
offerings
Integration of
arts with other academic subjects1
Integration of technology into
arts instruction/ learning
Expansion/ improvement of arts facilities2 Hiring of additional specialists/ instructors
in the arts
New/expanded partnerships with community organizations3 Other initiatives
Percent Standard
error
Percent Standard
error
Percent Standard
error
Percent Standard
error
Percent Standard
error
Percent Standard
error
Percent Standard
error
                             
All public secondary schools 37 (1.7) 60 (1.8) 82 (1.5) 35 (1.7) 7 (0.8) 38 (1.8) 2 (0.4)
                             
Enrollment size                            
Less than 500 35 (3.0) 61 (2.9) 77 (2.5) 31 (2.8) 7 (1.3) 35 (2.9) 2! (0.8)
500 to 999 32 (2.5) 61 (2.7) 84 (2.1) 33 (2.7) 6 (1.2) 36 (2.2) 2! (0.7)
1,000 or more 47 (2.9) 56 (2.8) 88 (1.8) 43 (2.3) 11 (1.9) 46 (2.7) 3! (0.9)
Community type                            
City 44 (3.7) 65 (3.4) 86 (2.3) 39 (4.4) 14 (2.7) 48 (3.8) 3! (1.2)
Suburban 44 (3.2) 59 (3.1) 87 (2.2) 42 (3.2) 9 (1.9) 44 (3.4) 2! (0.8)
Town 26 (3.8) 57 (4.2) 80 (3.4) 30 (4.3) (†) 37 (4.6) (†)
Rural 34 (2.9) 59 (2.9) 77 (2.5) 30 (2.5) 5 (1.2) 30 (2.6) 2! (0.8)
Region                            
Northeast 47 (3.9) 74 (3.1) 94 (2.1) 43 (3.8) 9 (2.1) 49 (3.4) 3! (1.5)
Southeast 36 (4.1) 62 (3.3) 78 (2.7) 33 (3.1) 6 (1.5) 46 (3.6) 2! (0.8)
Central 33 (3.0) 51 (3.5) 84 (2.5) 32 (2.9) 4 (1.2) 34 (3.1) 2! (1.0)
West 37 (3.0) 59 (3.4) 77 (2.9) 34 (3.3) 11 (1.8) 31 (3.2) 1! (0.6)
Percent combined
enrollment of Black and
other races/ethnicities
4
                           
Less than 6 percent 35 (4.0) 59 (3.5) 86 (3.0) 30 (3.7) 3! (1.3) 35 (3.7) (†)
6 to 20 percent 35 (3.6) 56 (3.3) 80 (2.8) 36 (3.0) 7 (1.5) 37 (3.2) 3! (1.0)
21 to 49 percent 35 (3.1) 62 (3.2) 82 (2.8) 33 (2.8) 6 (1.6) 36 (3.4) 1! (0.7)
50 percent or more 42 (3.3) 62 (3.2) 80 (3.1) 39 (3.4) 13 (2.1) 44 (3.6) 3! (1.0)
Percent of students
eligible for free or
reduced-price lunch
                           
0 to 25 percent 39 (3.0) 60 (3.5) 91 (2.1) 41 (3.6) 9 (2.0) 42 (3.8) 1! (0.6)
26 to 50 percent 35 (2.7) 59 (2.5) 83 (2.1) 33 (2.4) 5 (1.2) 36 (2.4) 2! (0.8)
51 to 75 percent 35 (3.4) 61 (3.2) 75 (2.5) 30 (2.7) 7 (1.7) 34 (3.7) (†)
76 percent or more 44 (5.1) 60 (5.0) 77 (4.6) 40 (5.1) 11 (3.0) 44 (5.2) 4! (2.0)
† Not applicable.
! Interpret data with caution; the coefficient of variation is greater than or equal to 30 percent.
‡ Reporting standards not met.
1 The questionnaire wording was “Integration of arts with other academic subjects (e.g., language arts, reading, social studies).”
2 The questionnaire wording was “Expansion/improvement of arts facilities (e.g., rooms, dedicated space, equipment).”
3 The questionnaire wording was “New/expanded partnerships with community organizations/entities for support in arts instruction.”
4 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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