Skip Navigation
small NCES header image

Number of principals in public schools that have students enrolled in the third grade and, during the typical full week of school, percentage of public school principals in schools where third graders spent no time on selected activities, by selected school characteristics: 2007–08

              During the typical full week of school, percent of principals in schools where third graders spent no time on
Selected school and teachers characteristics Total number of principals in public schools that have a third grade  

English,
reading,
language
arts

    Arithmetic or
mathematics
  Social
studies or
history
    Science     Foreign
language
  Physical
education
    Music     Art     Recess    
All public schools        49,700     0.7 !     1.1     1.2     84.5   0.6     8.1     11.7     9.5    
                                                               
School classification                                                               
Traditional public        47,800     0.7 !     1.1     1.2     85.5   0.5     7.5     11.5     9.4    
Charter school        1,900                   59.8       23.4 !   17.1 !   12.0 !  
                                                               
Community type                                                               
City        12,400           1.0 !   1.3 !   84.0   1.1 !   8.8     13.9     15.9    
Suburban        14,100                   81.7       6.7     10.1     9.9    
Town        6,700     #     #           87.8       8.5     11.5     7.8 !  
Rural        16,500           0.9 !   1.1 !   86.0   0.5 !   8.6     11.6     5.0    
                                                               
School level                                                              
Primary       45,600           0.9     1.0 !   85.0   0.4 !   6.7     11.2     9.0    
Middle                                          
High                                          
Combined       4,100           3.2 !   3.2 !   78.6   2.1 !   24.3     17.5     15.1    
                                                               
Student enrollment                                                               
Less than 100        2,800           2.8!         88.8       18.4     11.9     11.5 !  
100-199        4,800                   77.9       10.4     8.6     7.3 !  
200-499        24,500           0.5 !   0.8 !   83.7       6.1     11.1     9.0    
500-749        12,400           1.3 !       87.7       8.8     12.7     8.4    
750-999        4,000         #           85.9       8.8 !   17.5     13.8 !  
1,000 or more        1,100     #               79.9           8.3 !   21.9 !  
                                                               
Percent of K-12 students who
  were approved for free or
  reduced-price lunches
                                                             
0-34        17,6000                   80.3       3.3     4.8     5.0    
35-49        7,700                   89.0       5.0 !   9.4     3.9 !  
50-74        11,900           1.6 !   1.3 !   88.8       9.2     16.2     11.1    
75 or more        11,000           1.1 !   1.9 !   85.0       15.9     19.6     18.0    
                                                               
School did not participate
  in free or reduced-price
  lunch program
      1,400                   71.7   5.5 !   15.1 !   12.5 !   16.4 !  
† Not applicable.
# Rounds to zero.
! Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is between 30 percent and 50 percent (i.e., the standard error is at least 30 percent and less than 50 percent of the estimate).
‡ Reporting standards not met. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is 50 percent or greater (i.e., the standard error is 50 percent or more of the estimate).
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), "Public School Principal Data File," 2007–08.


Would you like to help us improve our products and website by taking a short survey?

YES, I would like to take the survey

or

No Thanks

The survey consists of a few short questions and takes less than one minute to complete.