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Table 21. Among public elementary schools that offered instruction in the arts, percentage distribution and standard error reporting that the support for arts instruction was somewhat or very adequate, by school characteristics: School year 2009–10—Continued (Return to Table 21)
 
School characteristic Number of arts specialists Arts professional development for teachers/specialists Student interest or demand Parent or community support
Percent Standard
error
Percent Standard
error
Percent Standard
error
Percent Standard
error
                 
All public elementary schools 64 (1.7) 59 (1.7) 88 (1.0) 80 (1.2)
                 
Enrollment size                
Less than 300 60 (4.3) 55 (4.6) 83 (2.8) 75 (3.1)
300 to 499 69 (2.4) 60 (2.9) 88 (1.6) 81 (2.0)
500 or more 62 (2.3) 61 (2.4) 90 (1.5) 82 (1.8)
Community type                
City 63 (3.6) 57 (2.9) 88 (2.1) 75 (2.8)
Suburban 68 (2.9) 63 (3.1) 92 (1.6) 87 (2.2)
Town 59 (4.9) 47 (4.2) 89 (3.1) 78 (4.2)
Rural 64 (3.1) 61 (3.6) 83 (2.2) 78 (2.8)
Region                
Northeast 80 (3.1) 68 (3.4) 94 (2.0) 85 (2.8)
Southeast 62 (2.8) 64 (3.3) 85 (2.4) 75 (2.8)
Central 75 (3.2) 66 (2.6) 89 (2.0) 81 (2.6)
West 45 (3.1) 43 (3.3) 85 (2.0) 79 (2.6)
Percent combined
enrollment of Black and
other races/ethnicities
1
               
Less than 6 percent 73 (3.7) 65 (4.4) 87 (2.3) 81 (3.0)
6 to 20 percent 70 (3.8) 62 (3.6) 92 (1.8) 88 (2.0)
21 to 49 percent 56 (3.0) 53 (3.6) 84 (2.5) 79 (2.7)
50 percent or more 61 (2.7) 57 (3.1) 88 (1.9) 74 (2.7)
Percent of students
eligible for free or
reduced-price lunch
               
0 to 25 percent 74 (2.6) 66 (3.5) 95 (1.5) 92 (1.8)
26 to 50 percent 69 (3.1) 62 (3.7) 87 (2.4) 84 (2.5)
51 to 75 percent 59 (3.5) 53 (3.3) 86 (2.0) 76 (2.6)
76 percent or more 56 (3.5) 55 (3.7) 83 (2.4) 70 (2.7)
1 Other races/ethnicities include Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander and American Indian/Alaska Native students.
NOTE: Percents are based on the 96 percent of public elementary schools that reported instruction in the arts during regular school hours 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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