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Table 2.  Number of school principals and percentage distribution of school principals, by race/ethnicity, school type, and selected school characteristics: 2007–08

School type and selected school characteristic Total number of principals Race/ethnicity
Hispanic, regardless of race White, non-Hispanic Black, non-Hispanic
          Other1  
All schools      118,610   5.9   82.3   9.6   2.1  
                         
All public schools      90,470   6.5   80.9   10.6   2.0  
                         
School classification                         
Traditional public      86,920   6.4   81.5   10.2   2.0  
Charter school      3,550   9.3 ! 66.3   21.7   2.7 !
                         
Community type                         
City      21,560   13.4   62.9   21.1   2.6  
Suburban      25,880   6.9   81.7   10.0   1.5  
Town      13,860   4.2 ! 86.7   7.2   1.9 !
Rural      29,170   2.1 ! 90.6   5.1   2.1 !
                         
School level                         
Elementary      62,340   7.6   79.5   10.9   2.1  
Secondary      21,550   4.5   84.1   9.8   1.5  
Combined      6,580   2.8 ! 83.6   10.6   3.0 !
                         
Student enrollment                         
Less than 100      6,950   4.8 ! 83.4   9.8 ! 2.1 !
100-199      8,520   4.0 ! 87.0   7.0   2.0 !
200-499      36,830   5.4   81.2   11.5   2.0  
500-749      20,290   8.5   78.3   11.2   2.0 !
750-999      8,760   9.1   79.6   9.2   2.1 !
1,000 or more      9,120   7.6   79.2   11.4   1.8  
                         
Percent of K-12 students who
  were approved for free or
  reduced-price lunches
                       
0-34      33,980   3.3   90.8   4.6   1.3  
35-49      14,910   2.2 ! 85.3   10.0   2.5 !
50-74      19,970   7.3   79.0   11.2   2.6  
75 or more      17,700   16.0   58.6   23.0   2.4  
School did not participate
  in free or reduced-price
  lunch program
    3,910   3.4 ! 88.2   6.8   1.5 !
                         
All BIE schools      170   7.2   36.3   2.0   54.5  
                         
All private schools      27,960   4.0   87.3   6.5   2.3  
                         
School classification                         
Catholic      7,360   4.9   91.3   2.0   1.7 !
Other religious      13,840   3.2   86.6   8.5   1.8  
Nonsectarian      6,760   4.5 ! 84.3   7.3   3.9 !
                         
Community type                         
City      9,610   4.2   81.7   10.8   3.3  
Suburban      9,510   6.0   84.6   7.1   2.3 !
Town      2,780   1.5 ! 96.2   1.4 ! 0.9 !
Rural      6,060   1.5 ! 96.2   1.1 ! 1.2 !
                         
School level                         
Elementary      16,110   5.1   85.4   6.9   2.6  
Secondary      2,930   0.9 ! 91.2   4.9 ! 3.0 !
Combined      8,920   2.9   89.3   6.3   1.5  
                         
Student enrollment                         
Less than 100      13,180   4.7   84.0   8.7   2.5  
100-199      6,010   2.8   86.4   8.1   2.7 !
200-499      6,610   3.8   92.3   2.2   1.7 !
500-749      1,390   3.4 ! 93.5   1.9 ! 1.2 !
750 or more      770   1.7 ! 94.9   1.1 ! 2.2 !
                         
Percent of K-12 students who
  were approved for free or
  reduced-price lunches
                       
0-34      5,180   3.1 ! 90.9   4.1   1.9 !
35-49      990   7.8 ! 83.9   6.3 ! 2.0 !
50-74      780   9.6 ! 74.8   14.2   1.4 !
75 or more      1,340   17.7   67.9   10.3 ! 4.2 !
School did not participate
  in free or reduced-price
  lunch program
    19,670   2.8   88.3   6.6   2.3  
! Interpret data with caution. The standard error for this estimate is equal to 30 percent or more of the estimate's value.
1 Other includes American Indian/Alaska Native, non-Hispanic; Asian, non-Hispanic; Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic; or Two or more races, non-Hispanic.
NOTE: Black includes African American and Hispanic includes Latino. BIE school refers to schools funded by the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) that are operated by the BIE, a tribe, or aprivate contractor and not by a regular school district. 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, and Private SchoolPrincipal Data Files," 2007–08.


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