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Table 84. Percent and standard error for public secondary schools reporting that arts specialists contributed to various arts-related management decisions, by school characteristics: School year 200910
 
School characteristic Input in arts education programs1 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 secondary schools 90 (1.1) 80 (1.5) 58 (1.8) 87 (1.1)
                 
Enrollment size                
Less than 500 89 (2.0) 78 (3.0) 50 (3.1) 81 (2.4)
500 to 999 89 (1.5) 82 (2.0) 59 (2.3) 90 (1.7)
1,000 or more 93 (1.3) 81 (1.6) 70 (2.4) 92 (1.4)
Community type                
City 89 (2.2) 78 (2.7) 58 (3.3) 89 (2.1)
Suburban 93 (1.4) 85 (1.8) 69 (2.7) 91 (1.9)
Town 92 (2.3) 78 (3.6) 68 (4.2) 84 (3.3)
Rural 88 (2.1) 79 (2.9) 47 (3.0) 84 (2.3)
Region                
Northeast 94 (3.2) 83 (2.9) 70 (3.6) 87 (2.5)
Southeast 82 (2.3) 77 (3.4) 43 (3.3) 87 (2.2)
Central 93 (1.6) 77 (3.4) 59 (3.2) 90 (2.3)
West 91 (2.0) 84 (2.7) 64 (4.1) 84 (2.4)
Percent combined
enrollment of Black and
other races/ethnicities
2
               
Less than 6 percent 93 (1.9) 82 (2.8) 55 (3.6) 87 (2.7)
6 to 20 percent 94 (1.4) 84 (2.5) 67 (3.5) 87 (2.4)
21 to 49 percent 88 (2.5) 80 (3.0) 59 (4.4) 89 (2.6)
50 percent or more 85 (2.3) 75 (2.6) 53 (3.0) 85 (2.2)
Percent of students
eligible for free or
reduced-price lunch
               
0 to 25 percent 95 (1.3) 87 (2.1) 71 (2.5) 93 (1.8)
26 to 50 percent 94 (1.3) 82 (2.3) 61 (2.6) 86 (2.2)
51 to 75 percent 87 (2.4) 78 (3.3) 50 (3.3) 85 (2.6)
76 percent or more 76 (3.8) 66 (4.7) 43 (5.1) 83 (3.6)
1 Percents are based on the 92 percent of public secondary schools that reported having an arts specialist at the school in the 2009–10 school year.
2 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, “Secondary School Arts Education Survey: Fall 2009,” FRSS 101, 2009–10.

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