Understanding How the Arts Add Up in Duval County

Our community has made incredible strides toward equitable access to quality arts education.

As participation in the arts has increased, Duval County students are performing better in school, ranking top in the nation for math and reading, competing and winning nationally in the arts, and graduating at record-high rates.

The purpose of the LEAD survey and artlook® map is to inform and help all community stakeholders understand the impact, equity and standards of quality arts learning in schools and arts organizations in Duval County and to continue moving toward the goal of ensuring the arts for any given child.

Survey Results

LEAD began in 2019 by providing surveys to all DCPS schools, as well as local arts and culture organizations, to collect information about arts programs and resources.

The data collected will help community stakeholders identify funding and partnership opportunities that will lead to greater support and resources for arts education and create strategies to strengthen whole-child education and address equity gaps.

The findings below are based on the most recent data collected from school administrators and arts educators in the 2019-2020 academic year.

Resource Requests

A majority of administrators and arts educators express the need for access to additional supplies and equipment, dedicated budgets and increased staffing to enhance arts programs in schools.

Resource Requests

Program Requests

Schools benefit from arts and cultural partnerships which help enhance curriculum and augment arts programs. The top 10 responses for requested programs were:

Program requests

Additional Arts Funding

In addition to district funding, schools rely on funding from outside sources to adequately provide arts education supplies, equipment and extracurricular programs. More than 22% of schools participating in the survey have no additional funding to support the arts. External sources of funding include:

Art funding

* “Other” responses include principal’s fund, Amazon wish list, PTA, parent donations, state arts associations, book fairs and school fundraisers.

Arts Educator-to-Student Ratio

With approximately 130,000 students enrolled and 7,803 full-time teachers, Duval County Public Schools has only 420 dedicated arts educators.

Art Educators

Strengthening Jacksonville Through the Arts

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To add your organization to the artlook® map click here. If you already have a map profile, update here. Keeping your profile current allows you to connect with schools and inform the community how they can further support arts education in Jacksonville.

Made possible by:

Assessment Technologies Group
DCPS
The Kennedy Center
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National endowment of the arts
PNC

The Dianne T. & Charles E. Rice Family Foundation

The Skinner Family Foundation

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Assessment Technologies Group
DCPS
The Kennedy Center
Ingenuity logo
National endowment of the arts
PNC
Wingard

The Dianne T. & Charles E. Rice Family Foundation

The Skinner Family Foundation

Learn More and Get Involved

Contact Kimberly Hyatt at khyatt@capkids.org