Public and Private School Principle in the United States: A Statistical Profile, 1987-88 to 1993-94
Table A6.-Percentage of public and private school principals by school level, by sex, race-ethnicity,
          and age:  1987-88, 1990-91, and 1993-94
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                                                                           School level
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                                                 Elementary                  Secondary                   Combined
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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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PUBLIC
 Sex
  Male                                      69.9     63.5     58.9      90.6     89.0     86.2      79.5     74.4     76.0
  Female                                    30.1     36.5     41.1       9.4     11.0     13.8      20.5     25.6     24.0
 Race-ethnicity
  American Indian/Alaska Native              0.9      0.6      0.7       1.2      1.4      1.0       2.1      0.8      1.6
  Asian/Pacific Islander                     0.5      0.8      1.0       0.6      0.5      0.3       0.3      0.4      0.6
  Black non-Hispanic                         9.2      9.1     10.8       6.6      6.6      7.3       7.1      7.5      6.3
  White non-Hispanic                        85.8     85.1     83.0      88.9     88.9     88.2      89.7     88.7     89.1
  Hispanic                                   3.6      4.4      4.5       2.7      2.6      3.2       0.8      2.6      2.4
 Total minority                             14.2     14.9     17.0      11.0     11.1     11.8      10.3     11.3     10.9
 Age
  Under 35                                   4.9      3.3      2.4       2.1      2.5      2.3       7.6      5.3      2.7
  35-39                                     14.2     10.2      7.2      13.2      9.6      6.9      17.8     13.4      6.9
  40-44                                     22.0     26.1     22.1      25.5     26.5     21.7      23.3     26.9     19.1
  45-49                                     20.7     22.3     30.9      22.6     26.8     34.6      21.2     20.8     33.8
  50-54                                     19.1     19.2     21.6      20.9     19.0     21.3      17.7     18.4     22.4
  55 or over                                19.2     18.9     16.0      15.7     15.6     13.2      12.5     15.2     15.1
 Average age                                46.9     47.4     47.7      46.9     47.1     47.4      45.1     46.2     47.8
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Table A6.-Percentage of public and private school principals by school level, by sex, race-ethnicity,
          and age:  1987-88, 1990-91, and 1993-94(continued)
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                                                                          School level
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                                                Elementary                  Secondary                   Combined
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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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PRIVATE
 Sex
  Male                                     34.9     34.3     32.3      67.5     71.1     66.0      72.0     73.2     63.9
  Female                                   65.1     65.7     67.7      32.5     28.9     34.0      28.0     26.8     36.1
 Race-ethnicity
  American Indian/Alaska Native              -        -        -         -        -        -         -        -        -
  Asian/Pacific Islander                     -        -        -         -        -        -         -        -        -
  Black non-Hispanic                        3.2      2.9      5.0       1.4      1.7      1.5       2.9      2.2      1.9
  White non-Hispanic                       93.1     93.8     91.1      89.7     94.3     96.1      93.9     94.8     95.1
  Hispanic                                  2.3      2.1      2.1       6.5      3.8      2.0       1.9      2.1      2.4
 Total minority                             6.9      6.2      8.9      10.3      5.7      3.9       6.1      5.2      4.9
 Age
  Under 35                                 11.2      9.8      8.5       6.8      4.0      3.4      13.9     15.8     12.9
  35-39                                    17.9     14.5     11.0      15.6     15.3     11.9      22.2     17.0     16.5
  40-44                                    19.7     21.3     18.3      26.7     23.5     21.1      23.4     22.1     18.9
  45-49                                    19.3     16.5     20.0      17.5     21.8     19.9      14.8     18.1     17.9
  50-54                                    11.5     14.0     14.8      14.3     14.7     24.6      10.7     12.6     16.0
  55 or over                               20.5     24.0     27.4      19.1     20.6     19.1      15.0     14.3     17.8
 Average age                               45.8     47.0     48.0      46.3     47.4     47.9      43.9     44.2     45.3
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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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