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Table 92. Percentage distribution and standard error for public secondary school music and visual arts specialists reporting their teaching status in relation to arts education instruction, by school characteristics: School year 200910
 
School characteristic Music specialist Visual arts specialist
Taught music
full time
Taught music
part time
Taught visual arts
full time
Taught visual arts
part time
Percent Standard
error
Percent Standard
error
Percent Standard
error
Percent Standard
error
                 
All public secondary school music
and visual arts specialists
93 (1.0) 7 (1.0) 89 (1.2) 11 (1.2)
                 
Enrollment size                
Less than 500 92 (1.7) 8 (1.7) 77 (3.3) 23 (3.3)
500 to 999 93 (1.7) 7 (1.7) 93 (1.4) 7 (1.4)
1,000 or more 94 (1.2) 6 (1.2) 94 (1.4) 6 (1.4)
Community type                
City 93 (1.5) 7 (1.5) 92 (1.7) 8 (1.7)
Suburban 93 (1.6) 7 (1.6) 92 (2.4) 8 (2.4)
Town 91 (2.3) 9 (2.3) 89 (2.7) 11 (2.7)
Rural 93 (1.5) 7 (1.5) 84 (2.1) 16 (2.1)
Region                
Northeast 93 (1.5) 7 (1.5) 95 (1.2) 5 (1.2)
Southeast 94 (1.6) 6 (1.6) 93 (1.9) 7 (1.9)
Central 95 (1.5) 5! (1.5) 87 (2.2) 13 (2.2)
West 90 (2.0) 10 (2.0) 83 (3.0) 17 (3.0)
Percent combined
enrollment of Black and
other races/ethnicities
1
               
Less than 6 percent 95 (1.6) 5 (1.6) 86 (2.8) 14 (2.8)
6 to 20 percent 94 (1.4) 6 (1.4) 87 (2.1) 13 (2.1)
21 to 49 percent 91 (2.4) 9 (2.4) 90 (2.1) 10 (2.1)
50 percent or more 92 (2.1) 8 (2.1) 94 (2.0) 6 (2.0)
Percent of students
eligible for free or
reduced-price lunch
               
0 to 25 percent 93 (1.3) 7 (1.3) 89 (2.0) 11 (2.0)
26 to 50 percent 93 (1.8) 7 (1.8) 90 (2.1) 10 (2.1)
51 to 75 percent 91 (1.9) 9 (1.9) 86 (2.8) 14 (2.8)
76 percent or more 96 (1.9) (†) 92 (2.5) 8 (2.5)
† Not applicable.
! Interpret data with caution; the coefficient of variation is greater than or equal to 30 percent.
‡ Reporting standards not met.
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 Secondary School Music Specialists,” FRSS 103M, 2009–10; and “Survey of Secondary School Visual Arts Specialists,” FRSS 103VA, 2009–10.

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