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Table 95. Percent and standard error for public secondary school music and visual arts specialists reporting that they held a regular, standard, or professional teaching certificate, by school characteristics: School year 200910
 
School characteristic Music specialist Visual arts specialist
Percent Standard
error
Percent Standard
error
         
All public secondary school music
and visual arts specialists
93 (1.0) 93 (0.9)
         
Enrollment size        
Less than 500 90 (2.1) 90 (2.1)
500 to 999 94 (1.2) 96 (1.1)
1,000 or more 94 (1.5) 93 (1.5)
Community type        
City 90 (2.8) 94 (1.7)
Suburban 94 (1.8) 95 (1.6)
Town 94 (1.9) 93 (2.6)
Rural 93 (1.6) 91 (1.9)
Region        
Northeast 89 (2.6) 93 (2.3)
Southeast 94 (1.4) 94 (1.6)
Central 93 (2.0) 92 (2.0)
West 95 (1.2) 94 (1.8)
Percent combined
enrollment of Black and
other races/ethnicities
1
       
Less than 6 percent 93 (1.9) 93 (1.9)
6 to 20 percent 93 (1.8) 91 (1.9)
21 to 49 percent 96 (1.1) 96 (1.6)
50 percent or more 89 (2.5) 93 (1.9)
Percent of students
eligible for free or
reduced-price lunch
       
0 to 25 percent 93 (1.7) 93 (1.6)
26 to 50 percent 93 (1.3) 94 (1.6)
51 to 75 percent 93 (1.8) 93 (2.0)
76 percent or more 87 (4.1) 91 (3.0)
1 Other races/ethnicities include Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander and American Indian/Alaska Native students.
NOTE: Other types of teaching certificates—probationary, provisional, temporary, or emergency—were reported by music specialists (7 percent) and visual arts specialists (7 percent). 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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