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Table 118. Percent and standard error for public secondary school music and visual arts specialists reporting that they somewhat or strongly agreed with statements about arts instruction at their currently assigned school, by school characteristics: School year 200910
 
School characteristic Parents support me in my efforts
to educate their children
The administration supports
me in my work
Students are motivated
to do well in my class
Community organizations/groups support my efforts to educate students
Music specialist Visual arts specialist Music specialist Visual arts specialist Music specialist Visual arts specialist Music specialist Visual arts specialist
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All public secondary school
music and visual arts specialists
90 (0.9) 85 (1.2) 86 (1.2) 87 (1.2) 89 (1.0) 85 (1.2) 82 (1.1) 75 (1.2)
                                 
Enrollment size                                
Less than 500 86 (1.9) 88 (2.0) 84 (2.1) 89 (2.1) 86 (2.0) 87 (2.4) 84 (2.1) 79 (2.2)
500 to 999 93 (1.5) 84 (2.1) 86 (2.1) 88 (1.9) 91 (1.6) 84 (2.4) 83 (1.8) 74 (2.6)
1,000 or more 91 (1.6) 85 (2.0) 88 (2.1) 86 (2.0) 89 (1.5) 85 (1.7) 81 (2.3) 73 (2.3)
Community type                                
City 87 (2.6) 79 (3.1) 87 (2.7) 84 (2.6) 87 (2.6) 83 (2.5) 78 (2.9) 72 (3.8)
Suburban 92 (1.2) 88 (2.2) 87 (2.0) 91 (1.9) 92 (1.6) 86 (2.4) 82 (2.5) 73 (3.0)
Town 96 (1.4) 86 (2.8) 89 (2.8) 83 (3.5) 89 (2.4) 83 (3.6) 89 (2.1) 76 (4.1)
Rural 88 (1.8) 87 (2.1) 83 (2.1) 87 (2.1) 87 (1.7) 86 (2.1) 82 (2.3) 79 (2.1)
Region                                
Northeast 91 (2.0) 87 (2.3) 85 (2.5) 89 (2.0) 90 (1.9) 88 (2.3) 80 (2.5) 76 (3.2)
Southeast 90 (1.8) 83 (2.6) 88 (2.2) 90 (2.0) 88 (2.1) 83 (2.6) 82 (2.7) 75 (2.7)
Central 90 (1.8) 89 (2.0) 82 (2.5) 86 (2.5) 88 (2.0) 85 (2.4) 83 (2.4) 75 (2.6)
West 91 (2.1) 82 (3.1) 90 (2.0) 85 (2.2) 90 (2.0) 83 (2.7) 83 (2.3) 73 (2.7)
Percent combined enrollment of
Black and other races/ ethnicities
1
                               
Less than 6 percent 91 (1.9) 91 (2.1) 82 (2.4) 87 (2.6) 90 (2.2) 86 (3.1) 84 (2.5) 81 (2.7)
6 to 20 percent 94 (1.5) 89 (1.5) 85 (2.8) 89 (1.9) 90 (1.7) 86 (2.3) 84 (2.4) 78 (2.8)
21 to 49 percent 94 (1.5) 84 (2.7) 89 (2.0) 87 (2.8) 92 (1.4) 86 (2.5) 84 (2.6) 74 (3.1)
50 percent or more 83 (2.7) 77 (2.9) 88 (2.1) 86 (2.2) 83 (2.8) 82 (2.3) 78 (2.3) 68 (3.3)
Percent of students eligible for
free or reduced-price lunch
                               
0 to 25 percent 94 (1.3) 92 (1.8) 85 (2.0) 89 (2.0) 92 (1.4) 88 (2.1) 84 (2.2) 79 (2.4)
26 to 50 percent 93 (1.7) 87 (1.8) 87 (1.8) 88 (2.1) 89 (1.5) 85 (1.9) 84 (1.8) 75 (2.1)
51 to 75 percent 85 (2.4) 76 (3.5) 87 (2.1) 85 (3.0) 84 (2.5) 82 (3.5) 81 (2.9) 73 (3.1)
76 percent or more 76 (5.6) 71 (5.2) 82 (3.9) 84 (4.0) 84 (3.2) 82 (3.8) 73 (3.8) 61 (5.7)
1 Other races/ethnicities include Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander and American Indian/Alaska Native students.
NOTE: Arts specialists are education professionals with a teaching certificate in an arts discipline—such as music, visual arts, dance, or drama/theatre—who provide separate instruction in that discipline.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Fast Response Survey System, “Survey of Secondary School Music Specialists,” FRSS 103M, 2009–10; and “Survey of Secondary School Visual Arts Specialists,” FRSS 103VA, 2009–10.

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