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Public and Private School Principle in the United States: A Statistical Profile, 1987-88 to 1993-94
Table A1.Number and percentage of public and private school principals, by sex,
          race-ethnicity, and age:  1987-88, 1990-91, and 1993-94
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                                                          All
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                                      1987-88          1990-91           1993-94
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Principal characteristics         Number  Percent  Number   Percent  Number  Percent
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Total                             103,291    100   102,771     100   104,634    100
Sex
  Male                             70,853   68.6    66,896    65.1   63,719    60.9
  Female                           32,437   31.4    35,875    34.9   40,915    39.1
Race-ethnicity
  American Indian/
   Alaska Native                      946    0.9       824     0.8      762     0.7
  Asian/Pacific
   Islander                           637    0.6       670     0.7      787     0.8
  Black non-Hispanic                7,433    7.2     7,412     7.2    9,078     8.7
  White non-Hispanic               91,087   88.2    90,161    87.7   90,214    86.2
  Hispanic                          3,186    3.1     3,704     3.6    3,793     3.6
  Total minority                   12,203   11.8    12,610    12.3   14,419    13.8
Age
  Under 35                          6,291    6.1     4,950     4.8    4,194       4
  35-39                            15,909   15.4    11,786    11.5    8,850     8.5
  40-44                            23,252   22.5    25,932    25.2   22,004    21.0
  45-49                            21,074   20.4    22,644    22.0   30,290    28.9
  50-54                            17,982   17.4    18,372    17.9   21,132    20.2
  55 or over                       18,782   18.2    19,087    18.6   18,164    17.4
Average age                          46.4             47.0             47.5
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Table A1.Number and percentage of public and private school principals, by sex,
          race-ethnicity, and age:  1987-88, 1990-91, and 1993-94(continued)
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                                  Public                                            Private
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                                      1987-88         1990-91           1993-94         1987-88          1990-91          1993-94
                                  ---------------  ---------------- ---------------  ---------------  ---------------  ----------------
Principal characteristics         Number  Percent   Number  Percent Number  Percent  Number  Percent  Number  Percent  Number  Percent
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Total                             77,890     100    78,890     100  79,618     100   25,401     100   23,881     100   25,015     100
Sex
  Male                            58,700    75.4    55,256    70.0  52,114    65.5   12,154    47.8   11,640    48.7   11,606    46.4
  Female                          19,190    24.6    23,634    30.0  27,505    34.5   13,247    52.2   12,241    51.3   13,410    53.6
Race-ethnicity
  American Indian/
   Alaska Native                     836     1.1       700     0.9     631     0.8      110     0.4      124     0.5      131     0.5
  Asian/Pacific
   Islander                          391     0.5       529     0.7     620     0.8      246       1      140     0.6      168     0.7
  Black non-Hispanic               6,655     8.5     6,770     8.6   8,018    10.1      778     3.1      642     2.7    1,060     4.2
  White non-Hispanic              67,460    86.6    67,794    85.9  67,081    84.2   23,628      93   22,366    93.7   23,133    92.5
  Hispanic                         3,548     3.3     3,097     3.9   3,269     4.1      639     2.5      607     2.5      524     2.1
Total minority                    10,430    13.4    11,096    14.1  12,537    15.7    1,773       7    1,514     6.3    1,882     7.5
Age
  Under 35                         3,376     4.3     2,490     3.2   1,831     2.3    2,916    11.5    2,460    10.3    2,364     9.4
  35-39                           11,160    14.3     8,205    10.4   5,708     7.2    4,749    18.7    3,581    15.0    3,142    12.6
  40-44                           17,855    22.9    20,730    26.2  17,289    21.7    5,396    21.2    5,201    21.8    4,715    18.8
  45-49                           16,528    21.2    18,319    23.2  25,396    31.9    4,546    17.9    4,325    18.1    4,894    19.6
  50-54                           14,989    19.2    15,079    19.1  17,160    21.6    2,993    11.8    3,293    13.8    3,971    15.9
  55 or over                      13,980    17.9    14,067    17.8  12,234    15.4    4,802    18.9    5,020    21.0    5,930    23.7
Average age                         46.8              47.2            47.7             45.4             46.4             47.1
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NOTE: Details may not add to totals or 100 percent due to rounding.
SOURCE:  U.S. Department of Education, , Schools and
Staffing Survey:  1987-88 (School Administrator Questionnaire), 1990-91 (Public and Private School 
Administrator Questionnaires), and 1993-94



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