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Table 2. Number of public school principals and percentage distribution of school principals, by race/ethnicity and state: 2007–08

State Total number of principals Race/ethnicity
Hispanic, regardless of race   White, non-Hispanic   Black, non-Hispanic   Other1  
United States 90,470 6.5   80.9   10.6   2.0  
                   
Alabama 1,480 #   66.9   30.0   3.1 !
Alaska 470   91.1     7.4 !
Arizona 1,910 10.8 ! 87.1      
Arkansas 990 #   83.1   15.8    
California 9,170 17.2   73.4   4.8 ! 4.7 !
                   
Colorado 1,600 8.2 ! 86.9      
Connecticut 1,060   88.4   7.6 !  
Delaware 210   77.1   18.4    
District of Columbia 200 5.7 ! 15.8 ! 75.4   3.1 !
Florida 3,340 10.3   66.1   21.9    
                   
Georgia 2,300 #   70.5   28.4    
Hawaii 300       79.4  
Idaho 700   96.9   #    
Illinois 4,090   87.4   9.7   #  
Indiana 1,900 #   92.1   7.9 ! #  
                   
Iowa 1,300   97.8      
Kansas 1,370 5.5 ! 89.9     #  
Kentucky 1,360 #   95.5     #  
Louisiana 1,340 #   71.3   27.4    
Maine 680 #   100.0   #   #  
                   
Maryland 1,420   67.1   31.7   #  
Massachusetts 1,810   94.7      
Michigan 3,700   86.0   10.4 !  
Minnesota 1,860   93.5   4.4 !  
Mississippi 1,050   60.2   39.3   #  
                   
Missouri 2,000   91.0   8.6 ! #  
Montana 560   93.1      
Nebraska 890   99.0   #   #  
Nevada 540   88.3   4.6 ! 3.4 !
New Hampshire 450 #   100.0   #   #  
                   
New Jersey 2,460   72.0   19.4 ! #  
New Mexico 710 37.4   57.9      
New York 4,660 13.2 ! 73.9   10.0 !  
North Carolina 2,380 #   75.3   22.3    
North Dakota 370   96.3   #    
                   
Ohio 3,650   86.1   12.9    
Oklahoma 1,550   85.7     10.8 !
Oregon 1,180   93.3      
Pennsylvania 3,190   91.1   7.0 !  
Rhode Island 310 #   93.6      
                   
South Carolina 1,120   64.4   33.2    
South Dakota 440   94.5   #   4.2 !
Tennessee 1,620   83.4   15.1 !  
Texas 8,300 21.2   68.2   9.2 !  
Utah 900   97.4      
                   
Vermont 340 #   100.0   #   #  
Virginia 1,980   76.8   21.3   #  
Washington 2,140   92.0   #   6.0 !
West Virginia 740   99.0     #  
Wisconsin 2,040   90.9   7.1   #  
Wyoming 330   98.1   #    
# Rounds to zero.
! Interpret data with caution. The standard error for this estimate is equal to 30 percent or more of the estimate's value.
‡ Reporting standards not met.
1 Other includes American Indian/Alaska Native, non-Hispanic; Asian, non-Hispanic; Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic; or two or more races, non-Hispanic.
NOTE: Black includes African American and Hispanic includes Latino. 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), "Public School Principal Data File," 2007–08.


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