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Among schools with students enrolled in third grade, average minutes third-grade students spend on different activities per week, by school type and selected school characteristics: 2017–18

School type and selected
school characteristic
English,
reading,
language arts
  Arithmetic or
mathematics
  Social studies
or history
  Science   Foreign
language1
  Physical
education
  Music   Art   Recess2  
   All schools 500   350   170   170   100   110   70   60   140  
                                     
All public schools 540   370   160   170   120   110   70   60   130  
                                     
School classification                                    
Traditional public 540   370   160   170   120   110   70   60   130  
Charter school 510   380   190   190   110   120   80   80   140  
                                     
Community type                                    
City 540   380   170   180   140   110   70   70   130  
Suburban 550   360   160   170   100   100   60   60   130  
Town 550   390   160   160   200   110   70   60   150  
Rural 510   370   160   170   110   110   70   60   140  
                                     
School level                                    
Primary 550   380   160   170   120   100   70   60   130  
Middle                  
High                  
Combined 450   330   190   190   110   130   90   80   140  
                                     
Student enrollment                                    
Less than 100 450   320   170   170   120   120   80   70   140  
100–199 500   360   170   170   100   110   80   60   150  
200–499 540   380   160   170   110   100   70   60   140  
500–749 550   380   160   170   130   100   60   60   130  
750–999 560   380   160   180   110   120   60   60   120  
1,000 or more 550   370   180   190   110   120   70   70   120  
                                     
Percent of K–12 students who were approved
for free or reduced‑price lunches
                                   
0–34 530   350   160   160   90   100   70   60   140  
35–49 520   360   160   160   80   100   60   60   140  
50–74 540   380   160   170   110   110   70   60   140  
75 or more 560   390   170   180   160   120   70   70   120  
                                     
All private schools 400   280   170   170   90   100   60   60   170  
                                     
School Classification                                    
Catholic 480   280   160   170   80   90   60   60   130  
Other religious 370   280   160   160   90   100   60   60   180  
Nonsectarian 360   280   190   190   110   130   80   90   170  
                                     
Community type                                    
City 400   280   180   170   110   100   70   60   150  
Suburban 400   270   170   170   80   100   60   60   150  
Town 420   270   160   170   70   110   70   60   150  
Rural 380   300   170   160   80   100   60   60   210  
                                     
School level                                    
Elementary 410   280   170   170   90   100   60   60   170  
Secondary                  
Combined 370   270   170   170   100   110   60   70   160  
                                     
Student enrollment                                    
Less than 100 360   280   180   170   100   110   60   70   190  
100–199 430   280   160   170   90   100   60   60   150  
200–499 420   280   170   170   80   90   60   60   150  
500–749 450   300   170   160   90   100   60   60   150  
750 or more 420   280   160   160   100   110   70   70   150  
† Not applicable.
1 Foreign language doesn't include English as a Second Language (ESL).
2 Recess doesn't include time allocated for lunch.
NOTE: Schools that reported 0 minutes per week for a subject were excluded from the calculations of average minutes per week. The percentage of public schools excluded from each subject are as follows: Arithmetic or mathematics 0.1 percent, social studies or history 2.0 percent, science 0.7 percent, foreign language 85.4 percent, physical education 1.0 percent, music 11.5 percent, art 15.7 percent, and recess 4.8 percent. The percentage of private schools excluded from each subject are as follows: English, reading, language arts 0.2 percent, arithmetic or mathematics 0.2 percent, social studies or history 0.4 percent, science 0.3 percent, foreign language 48.3 percent, physical education 10.4 percent, music 17.0 percent, art 7.6 percent, and recess 3.5 percent.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, National Teacher and Principal Survey (NTPS), “Public School and Private School Documentation Data Files,” 2017–18.