Ohio Arts Education Data Dashboard

All Ohio students deserve high-quality arts education that will help develop important skills needed to succeed in today’s competitive workforce. Ohio’s laws pertaining to public education include the Fine Arts (defined as music, visual art, dance and drama/theatre) as part of the prescribed curriculum, with a one-credit graduation requirement.

Because we know the arts are so important to the development and future success of our children, the Ohio Arts Council, Ohio Alliance for Arts Education, and Ohio Department of Education have developed an Arts Education Dashboard that enables parents, educators, school administrators and policymakers to see what arts education is being offered in the schools and districts in Ohio. The dashboard also gives educators the ability to track trends.

Ohio is proud to be among the first few states in the nation to provide an online arts education data system available to the public.

Explore the Ohio Dashboard

Review school-level, district, county and statewide data. The interactive, color-coded dashboard displays arts access and enrollment data for Ohio’s preK-12 schools as reported annually via the state’s Education Management Information System (EMIS). Data from ensuing school years will be added annually, allowing the project to show the status of arts education over time.


About the National Arts Education Data Project

The National Arts Education Data Project was originally a partnership between the State Education Agency Directors of Arts Education (SEADAE) and Quadrant Research. The nationwide project coordinates with participating state departments of education to collect and report arts education data from State Longitudinal Data Systems (SLDS) and other state department of education data sets on an annual basis. Original funding for the project was generously provided by The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, NAMM Foundation, Ohio Arts Council, Educational Theatre Association, and National Association for Music Education. California, North Carolina, New Jersey, Wisconsin and now Ohio have online arts education dashboards in place.


Ohio Arts Education Data Project Partners