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Table 58. Percent and standard error for public elementary 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
Percent Standard
error
Percent Standard
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Percent Standard
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Percent Standard
error
Percent Standard
error
Percent Standard
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Percent Standard
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Percent Standard
error
                                 
All public elementary
school music and
visual arts specialists
88 (1.0) 85 (1.3) 85 (1.2) 87 (1.1) 89 (1.1) 92 (1.1) 76 (1.6) 75 (1.7)
                                 
Enrollment size                                
Less than 300 85 (2.5) 86 (3.9) 82 (3.1) 91 (3.1) 85 (3.4) 93 (2.6) 72 (3.6) 79 (3.9)
300 to 499 91 (1.4) 84 (1.9) 86 (2.0) 84 (1.7) 91 (1.6) 89 (1.7) 78 (2.5) 72 (2.6)
500 or more 87 (1.9) 86 (1.7) 85 (2.0) 88 (1.5) 88 (1.6) 93 (1.4) 75 (2.2) 76 (2.3)
Community type                                
City 84 (2.8) 79 (2.7) 81 (3.1) 83 (2.2) 85 (2.5) 88 (2.4) 70 (3.0) 68 (3.5)
Suburban 91 (1.6) 86 (2.3) 85 (2.4) 88 (1.7) 91 (1.6) 92 (1.9) 75 (2.7) 76 (2.7)
Town 91 (2.5) 85 (3.5) 90 (2.6) 89 (3.1) 91 (2.4) 92 (2.3) 83 (3.0) 76 (5.2)
Rural 88 (1.7) 90 (1.8) 86 (2.0) 90 (2.1) 89 (2.0) 94 (1.6) 79 (2.3) 81 (2.6)
Region                                
Northeast 89 (2.3) 86 (2.6) 83 (2.7) 85 (2.4) 90 (2.1) 88 (2.1) 77 (3.3) 71 (2.8)
Southeast 88 (1.9) 83 (2.3) 91 (1.8) 90 (2.1) 86 (2.0) 93 (1.6) 74 (2.8) 76 (2.9)
Central 88 (1.6) 86 (2.4) 83 (2.7) 86 (2.0) 88 (2.2) 92 (1.7) 77 (2.9) 78 (2.9)
West 86 (2.4) 85 (3.5) 83 (2.4) 89 (2.4) 90 (2.3) 94 (1.8) 73 (3.0) 74 (4.2)
Percent combined
enrollment of Black and
other races/ethnicities
1
                               
Less than 6 percent 92 (1.9) 90 (2.6) 86 (2.9) 89 (2.6) 88 (2.5) 93 (2.4) 82 (3.3) 81 (3.0)
6 to 20 percent 89 (2.2) 90 (1.9) 81 (2.7) 89 (2.1) 91 (2.1) 93 (1.6) 74 (3.4) 80 (2.6)
21 to 49 percent 91 (2.0) 88 (2.9) 91 (2.3) 86 (2.2) 90 (2.1) 93 (2.3) 81 (3.3) 75 (3.6)
50 percent or more 83 (2.4) 76 (2.4) 83 (2.6) 86 (2.1) 86 (2.0) 89 (2.1) 69 (2.8) 67 (3.4)
Percent of students eligible
for free or reduced-price lunch
                               
0 to 25 percent 91 (2.0) 92 (1.8) 85 (2.4) 88 (2.1) 89 (2.2) 94 (1.6) 77 (3.1) 82 (2.4)
26 to 50 percent 90 (2.0) 88 (2.1) 82 (2.8) 85 (2.4) 90 (2.5) 91 (2.0) 80 (2.7) 79 (2.2)
51 to 75 percent 91 (1.6) 85 (3.1) 89 (1.8) 91 (2.5) 92 (1.6) 92 (2.0) 79 (2.2) 69 (3.8)
76 percent or more 78 (3.2) 70 (3.8) 82 (3.4) 84 (2.7) 83 (2.5) 87 (3.0) 63 (4.0) 67 (3.9)
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 Elementary School Music Specialists,” FRSS 102M, 2009–10; and “Survey of Elementary School Visual Arts Specialists,” FRSS 102VA, 2009–10.

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