Public and Private School Principle in the United States: A Statistical Profile, 1987-88 to 1993-94
Table B18.-Standard errors for Table A18:  Percentage of public and private elementary 
           school principals who view certain issues as serious problems in their 
           schools, by selected school characteristics:  1993-94
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                                 Five most frequently identified problems in elementary schools
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                                         Students come      Lack of parent  Parent alcohol/    Student
School characteristics      Poverty   unprepared to learn     involvement      drug abuse       apathy
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PUBLIC
 Total                        0.74            0.59               0.51             0.43           0.38
 Minority enrollment
    Less than 20%             0.60            0.55               0.51             0.32           0.42
    20% to 50%                1.41            1.34               1.43             1.18           1.20
    More than 50%             2.34            1.80               1.20             1.33           0.85
 School size
    Less than 150             2.19            1.22               1.22             1.27           1.06
    150 to 499                0.83            0.68               0.78             0.66           0.54
    500 to 749                1.30            1.34               1.01             0.66           0.86
    750 or more               2.64            1.83               1.98             1.59           1.38
 District size
    Less than 1,000           1.52            0.93               1.22             1.13           1.08
    1,000-4,999               1.23            0.97               0.81             0.72           0.79
    5,000-9,999               2.13            1.78               1.94             1.03           1.26
    10,000 or more            1.31            1.20               1.06             0.86           0.68
 Community type
    Central city              1.81            1.51               1.25             1.18           0.78
    Urban fringe/large town   1.07            1.06               1.02             0.69           0.64
    Rural/small town          1.01            0.86               0.70             0.67           0.75
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See footnotes at end of tables.
Table B18.-Standard errors for Table A18:  Percentage of public and private elementary 
           school principals who view certain issues as serious problems in their 
           schools, by selected school characteristics:  1993-94(continued)
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                                 Five most frequently identified problems in elementary schools
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                                         Students come      Lack of parent  Parent alcohol/    Student
School characteristics      Poverty   unprepared to learn     involvement      drug abuse       apathy
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PRIVATE
 Total                        0.46            0.24               0.32             0.21           0.29
 Minority enrollment
    Less than 20%             0.28            0.72               0.03             0.00           0.00
    20% to 50%                0.69            0.21               0.67             0.38            -
    More than 50%             1.93            1.16               1.56             1.08           1.50
 School size
    Less than 150             0.77            0.46               0.52             0.43           0.46
    150 to 499                0.55            0.32               0.36               -            0.36
    500 to 749                 -              0.00                 -              0.00           0.00
    750 or more                -              0.00                 -              0.00           0.00
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- Too few cases for a reliable estimate.
NOTE:  Problems listed are the five most frequently identified in elementary schools, in order of 
frequency.
SOURCE:  U.S. Department of Education, , Schools and Staffing 
Survey:  1993-94 (Public School Principal, Public School, and Teacher Demand and Shortage 
Questionnaires).

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