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Table 25. Percent and standard error for public elementary school music specialists, visual arts specialists, and classroom teachers reporting their teaching status in relation to arts education instruction, by school characteristics: School year 200910
 
School characteristic Music specialist Visual arts specialist Classroom teacher
Taught music
full time
Taught music
part time
Taught visual arts
full time
Taught visual arts
part time
Included arts instruction
in classroom program
Taught music, visual arts, dance, or drama as a separate subject in the classroom
Percent Standard
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All public elementary school music,
visual arts, and classroom teachers
88 (1.1) 12 (1.1) 83 (1.4) 17 (1.4) 88 (1.4) 16 (1.5)
                         
Enrollment size                        
Less than 300 80 (3.2) 20 (3.2) 71 (4.6) 29 (4.6) 88 (3.4) 17 (3.9)
300 to 499 91 (1.5) 9 (1.5) 84 (2.1) 16 (2.1) 87 (2.5) 13 (2.2)
500 or more 91 (1.4) 9 (1.4) 89 (1.5) 11 (1.5) 88 (1.9) 18 (1.9)
Community type                        
City 91 (2.0) 9 (2.0) 89 (2.2) 11 (2.2) 85 (2.5) 20 (3.1)
Suburban 89 (2.1) 11 (2.1) 83 (2.3) 17 (2.3) 89 (2.3) 20 (2.7)
Town 90 (2.8) 10 (2.8) 82 (4.0) 18 (4.0) 86 (3.8) 8! (2.7)
Rural 85 (2.4) 15 (2.4) 79 (2.7) 21 (2.7) 88 (2.6) 12 (2.4)
Region                        
Northeast 87 (2.5) 13 (2.5) 87 (2.9) 13 (2.9) 92 (3.1) 12 (3.1)
Southeast 93 (1.8) 7 (1.8) 89 (2.3) 11 (2.3) 83 (3.0) 11 (2.2)
Central 90 (2.2) 10 (2.2) 85 (2.1) 15 (2.1) 88 (2.7) 11 (2.2)
West 85 (2.3) 15 (2.3) 66 (3.7) 34 (3.7) 89 (2.4) 27 (2.9)
Percent combined
enrollment of Black and
other races/ethnicities1
                       
Less than 6 percent 87 (3.7) 13 (3.7) 78 (3.6) 22 (3.6) 88 (3.6) 12 (2.7)
6 to 20 percent 89 (2.1) 11 (2.1) 84 (2.8) 16 (2.8) 90 (2.1) 15 (2.8)
21 to 49 percent 83 (2.6) 17 (2.6) 83 (2.8) 17 (2.8) 89 (2.3) 15 (3.0)
50 percent or more 93 (1.5) 7 (1.5) 86 (2.5) 14 (2.5) 85 (2.6) 20 (2.7)
Percent of students
eligible for free or
reduced-price lunch
                       
0 to 25 percent 85 (2.4) 15 (2.4) 81 (2.6) 19 (2.6) 90 (2.5) 16 (2.9)
26 to 50 percent 88 (2.3) 12 (2.3) 82 (3.1) 18 (3.1) 88 (2.5) 18 (2.7)
51 to 75 percent 90 (2.3) 10 (2.3) 83 (2.6) 17 (2.6) 92 (2.0) 17 (2.8)
76 percent or more 93 (1.7) 7 (1.7) 90 (3.1) 10! (3.1) 80 (3.6) 15 (2.7)
! Interpret data with caution; the coefficient of variation is greater than or equal to 30 percent.
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. Classroom teachers are teachers of self-contained classrooms; these teachers could teach arts areas as separate subjects or incorporate arts areas into other subjects.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Fast Response Survey System, “Survey of Elementary School Music Specialists,” FRSS 102M, 2009–10; “Survey of Elementary School Visual Arts Specialists,” FRSS 102VA, 2009–10; and “Arts Survey of Elementary School Classroom Teachers,” FRSS 102C, 2009–10.

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