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Public and Private School Principle in the United States: A Statistical Profile, 1987-88 to 1993-94
Table A2.-Percentage of public and private school principals by geographic region,
          by sex, race-ethnicity, and age:  1987-88,1990-91, and 1993-94
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                                                                                            Geographic region
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                                            Northeast                          Midwest                            South                             West
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Principal characteristics         1987-88    1990-91    1993-94     1987-88    1990-91    1993-94     1987-88    1990-91    1993-94     1987-88    1990-91    1993-94
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PUBLIC
 Total number                      13,854     13,705     13,469      22,465     23,124     23,144      25,890     25,838     26,308      15,680     16,223     16,698
 Sex
  Male                               76.7       72.8       68.6        79.4       74.0       71.2        73.6       68.6       62.8        71.4       64.4       59.1
  Female                             23.3       27.2       31.4        20.6       26.0       28.8        26.4       31.4       37.2        28.6       35.6       40.9
 Race-ethnicity
  American Indian/Alaska Native       1.4        0.1        0.3         0.9        0.8        0.7         0.6        1.3        0.9         1.8        1.0        1.2
  Asian/Pacific Islander              0.2        0.5        0.3          -          -          -          0.2        0.1        0.3         2.0        2.6        2.9
  Black non-Hispanic                  5.5        4.3        8.2         5.4        6.6        8.3        15.9       15.5       15.5         3.7        3.9        5.4
  White non-Hispanic                 91.3       93.3       89.7        92.8       91.8       89.9        79.6       78.9       78.9        85.1       82.5       80.5
  Hispanic                            1.7        1.8        1.6         0.9        0.7        0.9         3.7        4.2        4.4         7.4        9.9       10.0
Total minority                        8.7        6.7       10.3         7.2        8.2       10.1        20.4       21.1       21.1        14.9       17.5       19.5
 Age
  Under 35                            2.9        0.9        0.8         6.1        4.8        3.6         3.9        2.8        2.0         3.8        3.3        2.1
  35-39                              12.5        6.4        4.9        15.7       11.6        8.9        14.9       11.5        7.7        13.1       10.3        5.9
  40-44                              20.7       27.9       21.6        21.9       25.1       21.5        24.8       27.8       22.3        23.2       24.1       21.2
  45-49                              21.7       23.8       33.5        20.1       23.3       30.4        21.3       22.6       32.8        22.2       23.6       31.3
  50-54                              20.1       21.9       23.1        18.6       18.0       19.7        19.3       18.0       21.8        19.3       20.1       22.5
  55 or over                         22.1       19.1       16.2        17.6       17.2       15.9        15.9       17.2       13.4        18.3       18.6       17.1
 Average age                         47.8       48.2       48.4        46.3       46.8       47.2        46.5       47.0       47.5        47.0       47.4       48.0
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See footnote at end of table.
Table A2.-Percentage of public and private school principals by geographic region,
          by sex, race-ethnicity, and age:  1987-88,1990-91, and 1993-94(continued)
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                                                                                            Geographic region
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                                            Northeast                          Midwest                            South                             West
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Principal characteristics         1987-88    1990-91    1993-94     1987-88    1990-91    1993-94     1987-88    1990-91    1993-94     1987-88    1990-91    1993-94
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PRIVATE
 Total number                       6,299      5,272      5,966       7,644      7,462      7,302       6,995      6,115      6,777       4,463      5,031      4,971
 Sex
  Male                               39.9       39.8       39.5        54.4       53.6       51.5        49.0       50.3       50.4          46         49       41.7
  Female                             60.1       60.2       60.5        45.6       46.4       48.5        51.0       49.7       49.6        54.0       51.0       58.3
 Race-ethnicity
  American Indian/Alaska Native        -          -          -           -          -          -           -          -          -           -          -          -
  Asian/Pacific Islander               -          -          -           -          -          -           -          -          -           -          -          -
  Black non-Hispanic                  3.6        2.4        4.2         2.7        2.3        3.5         3.4        2.2        4.8         2.4        4.1        4.5
  White non-Hispanic                 94.6       94.6         94        95.5       96.1       93.9        91.4       94.3       92.2        89.2       88.2       88.9
  Hispanic                            1.3        1.8        1.4         1.2        0.9        2.2         4.6        3.2        1.6         3.2        4.8        3.5
Total minority                        5.4        5.3        6.0         4.5        3.8        6.1         8.6        5.7        7.8        10.8       11.8       11.1
 Age
  Under 35                           10.0        7.2        5.9        14.9       11.7       13.4         9.3        9.4        8.2        10.9       12.6        9.5
  35-39                              16.0       13.0       14.6        19.3       13.5       13.8        19.4       15.9       10.0        20.4       18.2       11.9
  40-44                              20.7       21.7       16.9        21.9       24.5       22.0        22.2       20.1       18.1        19.3       19.9       17.5
  45-49                              19.0       17.4       20.2        16.6       18.9       18.3        17.3       19.5       22.1        19.5       16.0       17.3
  50-54                              10.9       15.1       14.7        10.8       14.0       15.5        13.9       13.4       16.0        11.3       12.6       17.7
  55 or over                         23.3       25.6       27.6        16.4       17.5       17.0        17.9       21.7       25.5        18.6       20.7       26.3
 Average age                         46.3       48.0       48.0        44.3       45.6       45.3        45.7       46.5       48.0        45.3       45.5       47.5
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-Too few cases for a reliable estimate.
NOTE: Details may not add to 100 percent due to rounding or cell suppression.
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 (Public and Private School Principal Questionnaires).



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