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Average hours public and private third grade students spent on various subjects and recess during a typical full week of school: 2007-08

Subject Public   Private  
Total  26.2   24.1  
All subjects  24.4   21.9  
Core subjects  20.7   17.9  
English, reading, or language arts  9.8   8.1  
Arithmetic or mathematics  5.6   4.5  
Social studies or history  2.6   2.7  
Science  2.7   2.6  
Other subjects  3.7   4.0  
Foreign language (Not English as a Second Language [ESL])  0.2   0.7  
Physical education  1.7   1.5  
Music  1.0   0.9  
Art  0.9   0.9  
Recess  1.7   2.2  
NOTE: Estimates are based on principalsí reports and include only principals of schools who reported having a third grade. There were an estimated 49,669 principals of public schools with a third grade and 21,063 principals of private schools with a third grade in 2007-08. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), "Public School Principal and Private School Principal Data Files," 2007–08.