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

Table A5.-Percentage of public school principals by percentage of free or reduced-price lunch recipients
          in their schools, by sex, race-ethnicity, and age of principals:  1987-88, 1990-91, and 1993-94
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                                                   Percentage of free or reduced-price lunch recipients in schools
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                                           Less than 20%                     20-49%                       50% 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
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Sex
 Male                                   79.5      74.9      69.0       76.4      70.7      68.3       66.1      62.7      59.5
 Female                                 20.5      25.1      31.0       23.6      29.3      31.7       33.8      37.3      40.5
Race-ethnicity
 American Indian/Alaska Native           0.8       0.6       0.7        0.8       0.6       0.5        1.9       1.5       1.1
 Asian/Pacific Islander                  0.3       0.7       0.7        0.5       0.6       0.6        1.0       0.8       1.0
 Black non-Hispanic                      3.8       2.6       4.2        5.8       5.6       6.3       22.2      21.5      21.0
 White non-Hispanic                     93.4      94.4      92.6       90.6      90.6      89.7       67.0      66.6      67.9
 Hispanic                                1.7       1.6       1.8        2.3       2.6       2.8        7.8       9.5       8.9
Total minority                           6.6       5.5       7.4        9.4       9.4      10.3       33.0      33.3      32.1
Age
 Under 35                                3.9       3.3       1.9        5.2       3.7       2.5        3.8       2.4       2.2
 35-39                                  13.7       8.7       6.4       15.4      11.4       8.2       12.9      10.7       6.5
 40-44                                  22.2      26.6      22.4       23.7      25.6      21.6       22.8      26.7      20.8
 45-49                                  22.8      24.6      32.2       20.1      23.5      31.2       20.3      21.1      32.5
 50-54                                  20.5      18.5      23.0       19.0      19.5      21.0       18.2      19.1      22.0
 55 or over                             16.9      18.2      13.9       16.6      16.1      15.5       22.0      20.0      15.9
Average age                             46.9      47.4      47.7       46.3      46.9      47.4       47.4      47.6      47.9
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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 Public School Questionnaires), 1990-91 
(Public School Administrator and School Questionnaires), and 1993-94 (Public School 
Principal and School Questionnaires).


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