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Table 18. Among public elementary schools that reported having an arts specialist, percent and standard error reporting that arts specialists contributed to various arts-related management decisions, by school characteristics: School year 200910
 
School characteristic Input in arts education programs Included on site-based management/school improvement teams or leadership councils
Arts curriculum offered Allocation of arts funds Hiring of arts staff
Percent Standard
error
Percent Standard
error
Percent Standard
error
Percent Standard
error
                 
All public elementary schools 74 (1.7) 64 (1.9) 36 (1.7) 73 (1.7)
                 
Enrollment size                
Less than 300 75 (4.3) 62 (4.4) 30 (3.5) 66 (4.5)
300 to 499 77 (2.4) 66 (2.6) 41 (2.6) 76 (2.6)
500 or more 70 (1.9) 63 (2.4) 35 (2.7) 74 (2.2)
Community type                
City 66 (3.3) 58 (4.0) 29 (3.4) 73 (2.8)
Suburban 77 (2.2) 67 (3.0) 44 (3.1) 72 (3.2)
Town 82 (4.2) 72 (4.9) 40 (4.9) 71 (4.1)
Rural 75 (3.2) 63 (3.3) 32 (2.8) 73 (3.2)
Region                
Northeast 79 (2.7) 66 (3.6) 38 (3.6) 75 (3.8)
Southeast 62 (3.6) 64 (2.9) 27 (2.8) 78 (2.9)
Central 85 (2.4) 67 (3.0) 44 (2.9) 83 (2.5)
West 69 (3.0) 60 (4.0) 33 (3.3) 56 (3.7)
Percent combined
enrollment of Black and
other races/ethnicities
1
               
Less than 6 percent 79 (3.4) 61 (3.8) 38 (4.0) 78 (3.5)
6 to 20 percent 81 (2.7) 70 (3.4) 44 (3.4) 76 (3.1)
21 to 49 percent 76 (2.7) 70 (2.9) 36 (3.7) 71 (3.1)
50 percent or more 63 (3.2) 56 (3.4) 28 (2.9) 67 (2.8)
Percent of students
eligible for free or
reduced-price lunch
               
0 to 25 percent 83 (2.6) 72 (2.8) 42 (3.8) 72 (3.3)
26 to 50 percent 80 (3.0) 68 (3.3) 43 (3.0) 72 (3.2)
51 to 75 percent 70 (3.2) 61 (3.4) 34 (3.1) 72 (3.2)
76 percent or more 63 (3.9) 55 (3.7) 24 (2.7) 73 (3.1)
1 Other races/ethnicities include Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander and American Indian/Alaska Native students.
NOTE: Percents are based on the 92 percent of public elementary schools that reported having an arts specialist at the school in the 2009–10 school year. 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, “Elementary School Arts Education Survey: Fall 2009,” FRSS 100, 2009–10.

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