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Public and Private School Principle in the United States: A Statistical Profile, 1987-88 to 1993-94
Table A29.-Percentage of private school principals by private school affiliation, by sex, race-
           ethnicity, highest degree earned, average age, salary, and years as a principal:  1993-94
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                                                                                                                           Private school affiliation
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                                                                                                                                                                                  Association    Nat. Assoc.                 National
                                 Assoc.                                    Nat. Soc.     Solomon             Lutheran,   Wisconsin                           Seventh-             of Christian  Priv. Schools             Association of   Other
                                Military                                  Hebrew Day    Schechter    Other    Missouri  Evangelical                Other       Day     Christian    Schools,    Exceptional                Independent    Private
Principal characteristics   Colleges/Schs.  Catholic   Friends  Episcopal     Schs.     Day Schs.    Jewish     Synod     Lutheran  Evangelical   Lutheran   Adventist   Schools      Int.        Children    Montessori     Schools*     Schools                
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Total number                          30     7,695        62        302          164          49       339        930         348           98         50        929        293        2,054           262          639           797      7,537
Sex
 Male                               96.0      23.6      41.7       48.3         69.4        37.6      51.0       85.9        99.4         24.7       75.7       63.0       67.2         63.2          44.2          4.5          66.5       52.8
 Female                               -       76.4      58.3       51.7         30.6        62.4      49.0       14.1          -          75.3       24.3       37.0       32.8         36.8          55.8         95.5          33.5       47.2
Race-ethnicity
 American Indian/Alaska Native       0.0       0.7       0.0        0.0          0.0         0.0       0.0        0.0         0.0          0.0         -          -         0.0           -             -           0.0           0.0        1.6
 Asian/Pacific Islander              0.0       0.0       0.0        0.0          0.0         0.0       0.0         -          0.0          0.0        0.0         -          -           0.0           0.0         10.8           3.5        0.5
 Black non-Hispanic                  0.0       3.2        -          -           0.0          -        0.0         -           -           2.5        0.0        6.9         -           5.6           5.9           -             -         4.3
 White non-Hispanic                100.0      92.8      97.1       97.2         98.2        97.4      97.7       96.2        99.7         96.6       97.6       92.3       90.7         93.5          92.4         87.1          91.9       91.0
 Hispanic                            0.0       3.3       0.0         -            -          0.0        -          -          0.0           -         0.0        0.0         -           0.0            -           0.0            -         2.6
Total minority                       0.0       7.2        -          -            -           -         -         3.8          -           3.3         -         7.7        9.3          6.4           7.5         12.9           8.1        9.0
Highest degree earned
 Less than bachelor's                0.0        -         -         0.0          3.6         0.0      10.2         -           -            -          -          -         0.0          6.7           0.0          6.5            -        21.1
 Bachelor's                           -       11.9      14.9       19.2         12.0         9.9      12.5       35.2        63.4         24.2       68.2       52.6       39.1         29.3           4.3         31.6           9.9       32.7
 Master's                           35.1      73.3      59.9       54.7         37.2        45.0      35.4       58.3        34.2         62.3       19.5       41.9       52.0         56.9          61.5         31.7          61.4       33.6
 Ed. spec./prof. dipl.              11.3      11.1       7.8       11.5         31.7        12.7      14.8        4.0          -           4.6         -          -          -           3.0          18.5         21.3           6.7        6.4
 Doctorate                            -        3.5      13.6       14.6         15.5        32.4      26.9         -          0.0          4.2         -          -         5.0          3.9          15.6          8.9          19.0        6.2
Average age                         45.3      49.4      48.1       50.3         47.8        47.5      48.3       46.6        40.5         48.0       43.8       45.3       48.0         45.0          46.0         47.6          49.4       45.6
Average salary                   $45,789   $28,995   $51,536    $49,692      $46,906     $59,885   $51,615    $31,338     $24,950      $30,155    $24,250    $26,127    $35,847      $28,851       $53,664      $34,546       $68,037    $29,024
Average years as principal           9.7       9.1       7.8       10.0          9.2        10.2      11.4       11.8        11.7         11.1       11.7        7.5       10.3          7.3           9.8         12.0           8.8        8.0
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* Religious, military, Montessori, and special education schools that are members of the National
 Association of Independent Schools are reported under these classifications.
--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:  1993-94 (Private School Principal and School Questionnaires).

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