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Table 1.  Number of school principals, by school type and selected school characteristics: 2007–08

School type  
Selected school characteristic Total   Public   Private   BIE1  
All schools    118,610   90,470   27,960   170  
                   
Community type                   
City    31,180   21,560   9,610   #  
Suburban    35,400   25,880   9,510   10  
Town    16,650   13,860   2,780   20  
Rural    35,370   29,170   6,060   150  
                   
School level                   
Elementary    78,560   62,340   16,110   110  
Secondary    24,500   21,550   2,930   20  
Combined    15,550   6,580   8,920   40  
                   
Student enrollment                   
Less than 100    20,150   6,950   13,180   20  
100-199    14,590   8,520   6,010   60  
200-499    43,520   36,830   6,610   80  
500-749    21,690   20,290   1,390   20  
750-999    9,140   8,760   380   #  
1,000 or more    9,520   9,120   400   #  
                   
Percent of K-12 students who
  were approved for free or
  reduced-price lunches
                 
0-34    39,170   33,980   5,180   20  
35-49    15,920   14,910   990   10  
50-74    20,770   19,970   780   30  
75 or more    19,160   17,700   1,340   120  
School did not participate
  in free or reduced-price
  lunch program
  23,580   3,910   19,670   #  
# Rounds to zero.
1 BIE refers to schools funded by the Bureau of Indian Education that are operated by the BIE, a tribe, or a private contractor and not by a regular school district.
NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), "Public School Principal, BIE School Principal, andPrivate School Principal Data Files," 2007–08.


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