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Number of principals in public schools that have students enrolled in the third grade and, during the typical full week of school, average number of minutes that third graders spent on selected activities, by selected school characteristics: 2007–08

              During the typical full week of school, average number of minutes that third graders spent 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     591   333   157   161   14     99   60   51   105  
                                                   
School classification                                                   
Traditional public        47,800     594   334   156   160   13     99   60   51   105  
Charter school        1,900     518   331   186   176   42     100   64   60   105  
                                                   
Community type                                                   
City        12,400     594   349   157   162   18     98   61   51   89  
Suburban        14,100     608   330   151   156   15     93   56   49   97  
Town        6,700     578   343   156   158   12     96   56   47   117  
Rural        16,500     579   320   162   164   11     108   64   54   119  
                                                   
School level                                                  
Primary       45,600     598   337   156   160.0   14     97   60   50   105  
Middle                              
High                              
Combined       4,100     515   289   169   166.0   20     125   60   58   104  
                                                   
Student enrollment                                                   
Less than 100        2,800     527   305   159   159   7     103   54   52   117  
100-199        4,800     559   311   158   159   17     111   65   60   118  
200-499        24,500     586   332   156   159   14     96   61   50   106  
500-749        12,400     613   348   161   165   15     99   59   50   101  
750-999        4,000     626   346   149   155   15 !   102   56   47   92  
1,000 or more        1,100     637   337   140   164   15 !   108   51   50   85  
                                                   
Percent of K-12 students who
  were approved for free or
  reduced-price lunches
                                                 
0-34        17,6000     597   323   154   156   14     94   59   54   119  
35-49        7,700     582   334   158   161   8     96   64   51   113  
50-74        11,900     584   345   158   168   11     102   62   49   95  
75 or more        11,000     608   343   158   161   21     108   57   48   87  
                                                   
School did not participate
  in free or reduced-price
  lunch program
      1,400     484   294   165   154   19 !   99   61   63   103  
† 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).
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.


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