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Table 3. Percentage distribution of private school principals by age category, average and median age of principals, and percentage distribution of principals, by sex and affiliation: 2007–08

Affiliation Less than 45 years 45-54 years 55 years or more Average age of principals Median age of principals Sex  
          Male   Female  
All private schools  28.6   27.9   43.5   51   52   46.7   53.3  
                             
Catholic- Parochial  16.1   23.3   60.6   55   55   23.1   76.9  
Catholic- Diocesan  16.7   30.3   53.0   54   55   28.0   72.0  
Catholic- Private  16.7   26.0   57.3   55   57   30.4   69.6  
Baptist  31.5   27.5   41.0   50   51   63.6   36.4  
Jewish  31.2   23.7   45.1   51   53   63.7   36.3  
                             
Lutheran  31.0   30.6   38.4   50   51   70.9   29.1  
Seventh-Day Adventist  33.8   29.2   36.9   49   50   50.6   49.4  
Other Religious  34.5   32.6   32.9   49   49   59.4   40.6  
Nonsectarian- Regular  29.5   20.3   50.3   52   54   52.4   47.6  
Nonsectarian- Special Emphasis  31.8   26.6   41.6   50   51   25.1   74.9  
Nonsectarian- Special Education  37.2   24.8   37.9   49   51   39.4   60.6  
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," 2007–08.


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