The NAMM Foundation has named Jordan School District a "Best Community" for its commitment to provide quality music-education programs for its students.

The award came after the ninth annual "Best Communities for Music Education" survey, which includes 110 school districts across the United States. The designated programs exemplify community commitment to include music education as part of a quality education for all children.

The districts were measured across a variety of program support, curricular and programmatic criteria and the results were measured proportionally, so that communities of different sizes were compared equally.

Hundreds of teachers, school and district administrators, school board members, parents and community leaders, representing communities in all 50 states, participated in the Web-based survey.

Participants in the survey answered detailed questions about funding, enrollment, student/teacher ratios, music class participation, instruction time, facilities, support for the music program, private music lesson participation, and other relevant factors in their communities' music-education programs. The responses were verified with district officials, and the sponsoring organizations reviewed the data.

To view the complete roster of "Best Communities," visit www.nammfoundation.org.