Beachwood City Schools - for the fourth consecutive year - has been
selected among the Best Communities for Music Education by the NAMM
Foundation, resulting from its 12th annual “Best Communities for Music
Education” survey, which acknowledges schools and districts across the
U.S. for their commitment to and support of music education in schools.
172 school districts named by the NAMM Foundation demonstrate an
unwavering commitment to providing music education for their students.
This year's roster represents schools and school districts in 32 states.
2011 survey, available to all districts nationwide, was conducted
between Jan. 14 and March 14, 2011. This year, teachers and school
district administrators, representing 279 communities across the
country, participated in the web-based survey. The districts were
measured across curricular and programmatic criteria as well as public
support of their music programs. The survey was developed and
administered by The Institute for Educational Research and Public
Service, an affiliate of the University of Kansas.
school receiving the “Best Communities” designation scored in the 80th
percentile or higher in the survey’s grading process. Participants in
the survey answered detailed questions about funding, graduation
requirements, music class participation, instruction time, facilities,
support for the music program, and other relevant factors in their
communities’ music education programs. The responses were verified with
district officials, and advisory organizations reviewed the data.
Click here to view the complete list of Best Communities for Music Education.