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Table 29.  Experience of private school principals, by affiliation stratum: 2003–04

Affiliation stratum Percentage who held selected school positions before becoming a principal   Average number of years as principal in any school Average number of years as principal in current school
Department head Curriculum specialist or coordinator   Assistant principal or program director Guidance counselor   Library media specialist/ librarian   Athletic coach/ athletic director   Sponsor for student clubs/ debate teams
All private schools  34.9 26.2   43.5 9.9   2.6   22.2   40.4   10.0 6.5
                             
Catholic- Parochial  42.8 33.7   48.1 4.5   1.3   16.3   54.8   11.5 6.3
Catholic- Diocesan  42.9 30.4   52.4 6.4   3.3   26.5   59.9   9.5 5.0
Catholic- Private  48.8 27.3   69.8 16.3   1.3 ! 29.9   60.9   9.5 5.7
Amish           
Assembly of God  37.4 17.2   35.2 16.6   3.3 ! 16.2   31.5   7.6 4.7
Baptist  38.2 25.8   40.1 19.3   4.2 ! 38.2   33.0   10.8 7.8
Episcopal  40.7 22.7   76.7 21.1   4.3 ! 25.9   48.5   10.2 5.7
Jewish  28.6 39.2   53.5 14.0   1.9 ! 2.8 ! 34.0   12.9 8.7
Lutheran Church- Missouri Synod  35.4 16.2   33.0 0.9 ! 1.6 ! 52.1   46.0   11.3 5.8
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod  10.6 7.9   16.4 5.0 ! 1.0 ! 42.8   14.1   12.7 6.8
Mennonite  8.6 14.7 ! 26.2 2.7 ! #   9.6 ! 8.0 ! 5.7 4.8
Pentecostal  19.0 30.5   31.4 5.7   2.1 ! 5.4   20.7   9.2 7.8
Seventh-Day Adventist  15.7 11.4   30.6 12.3   5.5 ! 10.8   44.5   9.6 3.2
Other Religious  32.3 22.1   39.7 9.6   3.5   24.2   35.1   8.6 6.3
Nonsectarian- Regular  35.6 28.5   49.2 13.6   2.8 ! 27.8   48.3   10.8 7.4
Nonsectarian- Special Emphasis  27.6 27.0   35.0 7.3   1.8 ! 7.9   20.7   10.6 8.5
Nonsectarian- Special Education  40.0 30.6   43.3 16.2   1.5 ! 7.8   23.0   9.5 6.5
# Rounds to zero.
! Interpret data with caution. The standard error for this estimate is equal to 50 percent or more of the estimate's value.
‡ Reporting standards not met. The base-weighted unit response rate was below 50 percent.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey, Private School Principal Data File, 2003–04.

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