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Table 6.  Average hours per week that school principals spent on all school-related activities and interacting with students, by school type and selected school characteristics: 2007–08

School type and selected
 school characteristic
Average hours per week  
  All school-related activities   Interacting with students  
All schools     57.3   20.5  
             
All public schools     58.4   20.8  
             
School classification            
Traditional public     58.4   20.8  
Charter school     58.2   21.4  
             
Community type            
City     60.0   21.4  
Suburban     58.3   19.2  
Town     57.9   21.2  
Rural     57.7   21.7  
             
School level            
Elementary     58.4   19.9  
Secondary     59.1   22.8  
Combined     56.7   23.1  
             
Student enrollment            
Less than 100     50.1   20.4  
100-199     56.3   21.1  
200-499     58.6   21.3  
500-749     59.4   19.9  
750-999     59.8   20.7  
1,000 or more     62.8   21.6  
             
Percent of K-12 students who
  were approved for free or
  reduced-price lunches
           
0-34     58.5   19.3  
35-49     58.6   21.8  
50-74     58.9   21.5  
75 or more     58.9   23.0  
School did not participate
  in free or reduced-price
  lunch program
    53.2   17.6  
             
All BIE schools     57.1   20.0  
             
All private schools     53.6   19.2  
             
School classification            
Catholic     57.7   17.8  
Other religious     50.3   19.5  
Nonsectarian     55.9   20.4  
             
Community type            
City     55.8   19.7  
Suburban     56.4   18.9  
Town     53.4   20.8  
Rural     45.9   18.3  
             
School level            
Elementary     52.9   18.5  
Secondary     57.3   20.0  
Combined     53.6   20.3  
             
Student enrollment            
Less than 100     49.6   21.7  
100-199     56.1   18.3  
200-499     57.3   16.4  
500-749     59.1   15.4  
750 or more     60.5   15.8  
             
Percent of K-12 students who
  were approved for free or
  reduced-price lunches
           
0-34     55.0   17.9  
35-49     53.6   18.6  
50-74     54.6   19.9  
75 or more     53.1   21.4  
School did not participate
  in free or reduced-price
  lunch program
    53.2   19.5  
NOTE: BIE school refers to schools funded by the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) that are operated by the BIE, a tribe, or a private contractor and not by a regular school district.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), "Public School Principal, BIE School Principal, and Private School PrincipalData Files," 2007–08.


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