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Table 8.  Percentage of school principals who thought they had a major influence on evaluating teachers at their school and hiring new full-time teachers at their school, by school type and selected school characteristics: 2007–08

School type and selected
 school characteristic
  Evaluating teachers
 at their school
  Hiring new full-time
 teachers at their school
 
All schools     94.3   91.3  
             
All public schools     94.2   90.4  
             
School classification            
Traditional public     94.1   90.3  
Charter school     95.2   94.4  
             
Community type            
City     90.9   87.2  
Suburban     95.1   92.5  
Town     95.0   91.1  
Rural     95.4   90.7  
             
School level            
Elementary     94.0   90.2  
Secondary     94.7   91.2  
Combined     94.6   89.8  
             
Student enrollment            
Less than 100     89.8   84.6  
100-199     95.8   90.8  
200-499     94.5   89.8  
500-749     95.5   90.4  
750-999     92.1   93.6  
1,000 or more     94.0   94.1  
             
Percent of K-12 students who
  were approved for free or
  reduced-price lunches
           
0-34     94.4   93.8  
35-49     95.6   90.3  
50-74     93.9   87.8  
75 or more     93.5   87.4  
School did not participate
  in free or reduced-price
  lunch program
    91.7   89.1  
             
All BIE schools     94.9   86.8  
             
All private schools     94.6   94.2  
             
School classification            
Catholic     99.1   99.5  
Other religious     92.1   89.8  
Nonsectarian     94.6   97.6  
             
Community type            
City     96.8   95.7  
Suburban     96.5   97.1  
Town     94.5   91.5  
Rural     88.0   88.5  
             
School level            
Elementary     94.9   93.3  
Secondary     95.6   97.4  
Combined     93.5   94.9  
             
Student enrollment            
Less than 100     90.7   90.7  
100-199     97.6   95.9  
200-499     98.5   98.6  
500-749     98.1   97.3  
750 or more     96.8   99.2  
             
Percent of K-12 students who
  were approved for free or
  reduced-price lunches
           
0-34     97.5   96.1  
35-49     94.7   93.9  
50-74     99.4   97.0  
75 or more     97.2   96.7  
School did not participate
  in free or reduced-price
  lunch program
    93.4   93.5  
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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