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Public and Private School Principle in the United States: A Statistical Profile, 1987-88 to 1993-94

Table A3.-Percentage of public school principals by district size, by sex, race-ethnicity, and
          age of principals:  1987-88, 1990-91, and 1993-94
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                                                                                                 District size
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                                             Less than 1,000                     1,000-4,999                       5,000-9,999                      10,000 or more
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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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Sex
 Male                                    82.9       80.3       78.9        81.8       76.6       74.0        77.8       69.5       63.4        65.4       58.7       53.0
 Female                                  17.0       19.7       21.1        18.1       23.4       26.0        22.1       30.5       36.6        34.6       41.3       46.9
Race-ethnicity
 American Indian/Alaska Native            2.5        2.1        1.5         0.8        0.6        0.8         0.5        0.8        0.8         0.7        0.7        0.6
 Asian/Pacific Islander                   0.0         -         0.5         0.2         -         0.1          -         0.7        1.0         1.5        1.6        1.8
 Black non-Hispanic                       0.7        1.0        0.7         4.8        3.3        4.2         7.1        6.0        9.2        16.9       18.4       19.7
 White non-Hispanic                      95.0       95.3       96.2        92.2       94.1       92.9        89.9       88.6       84.2        74.8       72.3       70.6
 Hispanic                                 1.7        1.6        1.1         1.9        2.0        2.0         2.4        3.9        4.8         6.0        7.2        7.3
Total minority                            4.9        4.7        3.8         7.8        5.9        7.0        10.1       11.4       15.8        25.2       27.7       29.4
Age
 Under 35                                 6.7        7.8        5.7         5.4        2.8        2.3         3.0        2.4        2.0         2.6        1.6        0.9
 35-39                                   17.7       14.0       10.9        15.4       10.6        8.0        15.0        9.5        5.8        11.1        8.7        4.6
 40-44                                   26.2       26.6       23.8        23.4       29.5       24.8        22.7       25.4       21.6        20.7       23.6       18.6
 45-49                                   18.8       21.6       28.6        20.5       23.1       31.1        22.0       25.4       34.7        22.3       23.1       32.8
 50-54                                   15.6       14.3       16.7        18.9       18.9       20.5        19.8       20.7       20.0        21.6       21.4       25.4
 55 or over                              14.9       15.7       14.4        16.4       15.0       13.3        17.5       16.6       15.9        21.7       21.6       17.6
Average age                              45.3       45.7       46.3        46.3       46.7       47.1        46.8       47.5       47.7        48.0       48.3       48.8
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-Too few cases for a reliable estimate.
NOTE: Details may not add to 100 percent due to rounding.
SOURCE:  U.S. Department of Education, , Schools and Staffing Survey:  1987-88 
(School Administrator and Teacher Demand and Shortage Questionnaires), 1990-91 (Public School Administrator and Teacher 
Demand and Shortage Questionnaires), and 1993-94 (Public School Principal and Teacher Demand and Shortage Questionnaires).


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