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Number, average age, and sex of private school principals, by selected school characteristics: 2003–04
Sex
Selected school characteristic Number of
principals
Average age
of principals
Male   Female
Percent Percent
All private schools  27,690 50.5 43.7   56.3
           
School classification           
Catholic  7,900 53.3 25.9   74.1
Other religious  13,090 48.6 57.0   43.0
Non-sectarian  6,700 50.8 38.8   61.2
           
Community type           
Central city  9,670 51.0 40.7   59.3
Urban fringe/large town  13,750 50.9 44.3   55.7
Rural/small town  4,280 48.2 48.9   51.1
           
School level           
Elementary  16,750 50.6 31.4   68.6
Secondary  2,510 51.8 66.6   33.4
Combined  8,430 50.0 61.6   38.4
           
School enrollment           
Fewer than 100  12,710 48.4 40.7   59.3
100–199  6,220 51.4 45.4   54.6
200–499  6,720 52.9 45.3   54.7
500–749  1,240 53.7 42.8   57.2
750 or more  810 51.8 67.8   32.2
NOTE: 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), "Private School Principal Data File," 2003–04.

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