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Table 26. Percentage distribution and standard error for public elementary school music specialists, visual arts specialists, and classroom teachers reporting the number of years of teaching experience, by school characteristics: School year 2009–10—Continued (Return to Table 26)
 
School characteristic Classroom teacher
3 or fewer years 4 to 9 years 10 to 19 years 20 or more years
Percent Standard
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Percent Standard
error
Percent Standard
error
Percent Standard
error
                 
All public elementary school music,
visual arts, and classroom teachers
9 (1.2) 30 (1.8) 34 (1.6) 26 (1.8)
                 
Enrollment size                
Less than 300 11! (3.4) 27 (4.5) 29 (4.6) 33 (4.7)
300 to 499 9 (1.8) 30 (3.2) 32 (2.8) 29 (3.1)
500 or more 9 (1.8) 31 (2.4) 38 (2.3) 23 (2.2)
Community type                
City 9 (2.2) 28 (4.0) 43 (3.2) 20 (3.5)
Suburban 9 (2.3) 32 (3.2) 30 (3.7) 28 (3.2)
Town 8! (2.7) 38 (4.6) 27 (4.4) 27 (4.0)
Rural 11 (2.2) 26 (3.2) 35 (3.4) 28 (3.3)
Region                
Northeast 8! (2.5) 30 (4.1) 34 (4.5) 29 (4.7)
Southeast 12 (2.4) 35 (3.6) 34 (3.1) 20 (3.0)
Central 6! (1.9) 28 (3.6) 36 (3.7) 30 (3.2)
West 11 (2.0) 27 (3.3) 35 (3.2) 27 (3.1)
Percent combined
enrollment of Black and
other races/ethnicities
1
               
Less than 6 percent 11! (3.4) 24 (4.5) 35 (4.5) 31 (4.7)
6 to 20 percent 8 (2.2) 31 (3.7) 33 (3.0) 28 (3.7)
21 to 49 percent 9 (1.7) 29 (3.8) 33 (3.4) 29 (3.0)
50 percent or more 10 (2.1) 33 (3.1) 37 (2.8) 20 (2.3)
Percent of students
eligible for free or
reduced-price lunch
               
0 to 25 percent 6! (1.9) 33 (3.7) 34 (4.8) 26 (4.4)
26 to 50 percent 7! (2.4) 24 (3.3) 33 (4.1) 36 (4.1)
51 to 75 percent 11 (2.0) 32 (3.0) 37 (3.0) 21 (2.8)
76 percent or more 13 (2.5) 30 (3.7) 34 (3.9) 23 (3.1)
! 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: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. 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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