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Public and Private School Principle in the United States: A Statistical Profile, 1987-88 to 1993-94
Table A27.Percentage of public and private school principals by plans to remain principals, 
           by school level, minority enrollment, school size, and community type:  1993-94
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                                                          Plans to remain principal
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School characteristics  As long as able  Until eligible to Unless something Leave as soon Undecided
                                               retire          better comes  as possible
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PUBLIC
  Total                          31.8              23.1           15.5           2.7          26.9
  School level
    Elementary                   32.3              22.6           15.2           2.6          27.3
    Secondary                    30.9              25.4           15.5           3.3          24.9
    Combined                     29.4              25.1           18.5           2.1          24.9
  Minority enrollment
    Less than 20%                30.9              23.7           15.3           3.0          27.1
    20% to 50%                   33.4              24.5           12.7           2.4          27.0
    More than 50%                32.9              21.4            8.1           2.3          25.2
  School size
    Less than 150                32.0              22.8           15.8           5.2          24.2
    150 to 499                   30.3              25.7           14.7           2.7          26.5
    500 to 749                   32.8              20.5           17.2           1.9          27.6
    750 or more
  Community type
    Central city                 33.5              21.2           16.3           2.6          26.4
    Urban fringe/large town      33.4              22.3           13.2           2.3          28.8
    Rural/small town             30.1              24.5           16.3           3.1          26.1
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Table A27.Percentage of public and private school principals by plans to remain principals, 
           by school level, minority enrollment, school size, and community type:  1993-94(continue)
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                                                          Plans to remain principal
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School characteristics  As long as able  Until eligible to Unless something Leave as soon Undecided
                                               retire          better comes  as possible
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PRIVATE
  Total                         51.5               8.8            7.9           2.7          29.0
  School level
    Elementary                  47.5               9.0            8.6           2.6          32.3
    Secondary                   49.7               7.5            8.5           1.6          32.6
    Combined                    56.2               9.3            7.1           2.9          24.5
  Minority enrollment
    Less than 20%               49.3              10.4            7.3           2.3          30.1
    20% to 50%                  54.6               5.9            7.6           2.7          29.2
    More than 50%               50.6               5.8           10.0           3.6          30.0
  School size
    Less than 150               48.1               8.2            8.1           2.4          33.3
    150 to 499                  54.1              10.2            7.2           2.8          25.7
    500 to 749                  45.9               7.2           14.7           3.1          29.0
    750 or more                 46.5               7.4           12.9           2.5          30.7
  Community type
    Central city                54.3               8.0            7.8           3.2          26.7
    Urban fringe/large town     54.2               8.9            8.7           2.6          25.7
    Rural/small town            44.2              10.0            7.2           2.1          36.5
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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:  1993-94 (Public and Private School Principal Questionnaires).


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