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Number, average age, and sex of public and BIA school principals, by selected school characteristics: 2003–04
Sex
Selected school characteristic Number of
principals
Average age
of principals
  Male   Female
Percent Percent
All public schools  87,620 49.3   52.4   47.6
             
School classification             
Traditional public  85,450 49.4   52.4   47.6
Charter school  2,170 48.3   51.3   48.7
             
Community type             
Central city  21,850 50.3   40.6   59.4
Urban fringe/large town  42,110 49.3   52.4   47.6
Rural/small town  23,660 48.4   63.4   36.6
             
School level             
Elementary  61,480 49.4   44.0   56.0
Secondary  19,700 49.6   74.0   26.0
Combined  6,450 48.2   66.8   33.2
             
Student enrollment             
Less than 100  6,480 50.2   56.5   43.5
100-199  7,910 49.7   55.0   45.0
200-499  35,890 48.9   48.6   51.4
500-749  19,820 49.2   51.0   49.0
750-999  8,430 49.8   51.9   48.1
1,000 or more  9,100 50.3   65.9   34.1
             
All BIA schools  170 52.4   59.6   40.4
NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. BIA school refers to schools funded by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) that are operated by the BIA, 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 and BIA School Principal Data Files," 2003–04.

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