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Public and Private School Principle in the United States: A Statistical Profile, 1987-88 to 1993-94
Table A7.-Percentage of public and private school principals with less than three years of experience
          as a principal, by sex, race-ethnicity, and age:  1987-88, 1990-91, and 1993-94
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                                               Public                         Private
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Principal characteristics            1987-88   1990-91   1993-94    1987-88   1990-91   1993-94
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Total number                          14,680    16,617    18,165      6,156     6,064     6,214
Sex
  Male                                  58.8      54.6      51.9       48.2      49.8      42.7
  Female                                41.2      45.4      48.1       51.8      50.2      57.3
Race-ethnicity
  American Indian/Alaska Native          0.8       0.6       1.0        0.2       0.1       0.4
  Asian/Pacific Islander                 0.8       0.9       0.5        0.6       0.1       1.2
  Black non-Hispanic                     8.2      10.2      11.4        2.9       3.2       4.3
  White non-Hispanic                    84.5      84.5      81.7       93.4      94.3      92.2
  Hispanic                               5.7       3.8       5.4        2.9       2.4       1.8
Total minority                          15.5      15.5      18.3        6.6       5.7       7.8
Age
  Under 35                              13.3       9.4       6.9       19.7      23.9      24.9
  35-39                                 26.7      20.5      15.1       28.5      21.8      17.8
  40-44                                 28.7      34.7      29.0       20.4      23.3      26.2
  45-49                                 18.2      20.7      31.7       14.1      12.4      15.0
  50-54                                  8.7      10.8      12.6        9.5       9.6       8.8
  55 or over                             4.4       3.9       4.7        7.9       9.0       7.3
Average age                             41.6      42.6      44.1       41.3      41.2      40.9
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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 Questionnaire), 1990-91 (Public and Private 
School Administrator Questionnaires), and 1993-94 (Public and Private School Principal 
Questionnaires).


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