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Table 7. Average total years of experience as a school principal, average years at current school as a principal, and percentage distribution of principals, by years of experience as a principal at current school and affiliation: 2007–08

Average total years of experience Average years at current school Years of experience as a principal at current school  
Less than 2 years 2 years 3 years 4-9 years 10 years or more
Affiliation              
All private schools  10.0   6.8   27.5   12.0   8.5   27.1   25.0  
                             
Catholic- Parochial  11.5   6.6   29.8   12.1   9.7   24.0   24.4  
Catholic- Diocesan  9.8   5.9   23.1   12.7   10.0   35.0   19.2  
Catholic- Private  11.0   7.6   26.9   8.6 ! 4.2 ! 31.0   29.3  
Baptist  10.0   7.6   24.3   12.9 ! 6.3 ! 27.8   28.7  
Jewish  12.7   9.7   17.5 ! 9.9 !   36.4   34.0  
                             
Lutheran  12.3   6.5   31.3   12.5   6.0 ! 28.7   21.5  
Seventh-Day Adventist  9.3   4.5   38.1   19.9     21.6   14.3 !
Other Religious  7.9   5.4   30.6   12.6   12.2   26.5   18.2  
Nonsectarian- Regular  11.6   9.0   22.3   11.5   8.3   19.4   38.5  
Nonsectarian- Special Emphasis  11.8   10.1   27.1   6.4     20.4   44.5  
Nonsectarian- Special Education  8.6   6.2   24.8   13.9   7.0 ! 37.7   16.6  
! 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.
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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