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Did you know?

#1

A student involved in the arts is 4 times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement

#2

A student involved in the arts is 3 times more likely to be elected to class office, and 4 times more likely to participate in a math and science fair.

#3

Succeed in Work: 72% of business leaders say that creativity is the number one skill they are seeking when hiring new employees.

#4

Low-income students who are highly engaged in the arts are more than twice as likely to graduate college as their peers with no arts education.

#5

Students who take four years of arts and music classes average almost 100 points better on their SAT scores than students who take only one-half year or less.

#6

66% of public school teachers say that subjects such as art get crowded out by extra attention being paid to math or language arts.

#7

In 2008, African-American and Hispanic students had less than half of the access to arts education than their White peers.

#8

93% of Americans believe that the arts are vital to providing a well-rounded education.

#9

97% of elementary schools nationwide don’t offer dance and 96% don’t offer theater.

#10

Students with high arts participation and low socioeconomic status have a 4% dropout rate…5X lower than their low socioeconomic status peers.

Source: Arts Education Navigator / Americans for the Arts, 2013