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Table 88. Among public secondary schools that reported instruction in the arts during regular school hours, percent and standard error for reporting that the support for arts instruction was somewhat or very adequate, by school characteristics: School year 200910
 
School characteristic Funding Facilities
(e.g., classroom, storage, display)
Materials, equipment, tools,
and instruments
Instructional time for the arts Number of arts specialists Arts professional development for teachers/specialists Student interest or demand Parent or community support
Percent Standard
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Percent Standard
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Percent Standard
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Percent Standard
error
                                 
All public secondary
schools
75 (1.3) 84 (1.4) 84 (1.1) 90 (1.1) 80 (1.3) 64 (1.5) 92 (0.8) 83 (1.3)
                                 
Enrollment size                                
Less than 500 77 (2.6) 82 (2.3) 85 (2.0) 88 (1.8) 75 (2.6) 61 (2.9) 92 (1.7) 84 (2.1)
500 to 999 76 (2.5) 86 (2.0) 85 (1.8) 89 (1.7) 83 (1.8) 65 (2.5) 91 (1.5) 81 (1.8)
1,000 or more 70 (2.6) 82 (1.7) 82 (2.0) 93 (1.4) 84 (2.0) 67 (2.4) 93 (1.3) 82 (1.9)
Community type                                
City 62 (3.4) 79 (3.2) 75 (3.1) 87 (2.7) 75 (3.9) 65 (3.6) 92 (2.1) 75 (3.4)
Suburban 76 (2.5) 84 (2.6) 86 (1.8) 92 (1.5) 85 (2.2) 67 (3.1) 96 (1.1) 84 (2.2)
Town 76 (4.0) 91 (2.5) 88 (2.8) 92 (2.7) 81 (3.0) 62 (4.1) 88 (2.9) 86 (2.5)
Rural 81 (2.0) 83 (2.4) 87 (1.8) 89 (2.0) 79 (2.3) 62 (2.5) 92 (1.8) 84 (2.5)
Region                                
Northeast 79 (3.1) 83 (3.6) 86 (2.6) 91 (2.5) 81 (4.0) 74 (3.8) 93 (1.7) 84 (2.9)
Southeast 68 (2.7) 84 (2.2) 80 (2.6) 87 (2.1) 73 (2.9) 65 (2.7) 92 (1.7) 82 (2.8)
Central 79 (2.6) 86 (2.3) 89 (1.7) 92 (1.6) 85 (1.7) 66 (2.7) 92 (1.7) 85 (2.5)
West 75 (2.1) 82 (2.2) 82 (2.1) 89 (2.1) 81 (2.7) 56 (3.2) 91 (1.7) 81 (2.6)
Percent combined
enrollment of Black and
other races/ethnicities
1
                               
Less than 6 percent 81 (2.9) 83 (2.5) 89 (1.9) 91 (1.9) 84 (2.7) 68 (3.2) 96 (1.3) 89 (2.1)
6 to 20 percent 81 (2.0) 86 (2.5) 92 (1.7) 92 (1.8) 83 (2.4) 65 (3.4) 94 (1.6) 86 (2.4)
21 to 49 percent 74 (3.0) 82 (3.0) 81 (3.2) 89 (2.1) 77 (2.7) 66 (2.9) 89 (2.3) 87 (2.4)
50 percent or more 66 (2.8) 83 (2.5) 75 (2.5) 88 (2.1) 77 (2.8) 58 (3.4) 91 (1.7) 71 (2.9)
Percent of students
eligible for free or
reduced-price lunch
                               
0 to 25 percent 83 (2.2) 87 (2.1) 92 (1.6) 94 (1.4) 89 (1.9) 74 (2.8) 97 (1.0) 94 (1.2)
26 to 50 percent 78 (2.3) 83 (2.1) 87 (2.1) 93 (1.6) 84 (1.8) 63 (2.6) 91 (1.8) 87 (2.0)
51 to 75 percent 70 (2.7) 81 (3.2) 80 (2.9) 84 (2.5) 71 (3.3) 59 (3.4) 90 (1.7) 75 (2.8)
76 percent or more 61 (5.4) 84 (4.0) 72 (4.6) 86 (3.6) 70 (4.5) 55 (4.8) 91 (2.9) 67 (5.2)
1 Other races/ethnicities include Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander and American Indian/Alaska Native students.
NOTE: Percents are based on the 97 percent of public secondary 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, “Secondary School Arts Education Survey: Fall 2009,” FRSS 101, 2009–10.

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