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Table 1. Total number of school principals and percentage distribution of school principals, by race/ethnicity, school type, and selected school characteristics: 2011–12


      Percent of principals by race/ethnicity  
Selected school characteristic Total number of principals   Hispanic, regardless of race   White, non-Hispanic   Black or African American, non-Hispanic   Other1  
All schools 115,540   6.0   81.8   9.4   2.7  
                     
All public schools 89,810 6.8 80.3 10.1 2.8  
                     
School classification                     
Traditional public  85,350 6.6 81.0 9.7 2.7
Charter school  4,460 11.7 65.0 18.3 5.0 !
                     
Community type                     
City  23,440 11.9 63.4 20.8 3.9
Suburban  24,520 7.0 81.5 9.2 2.2
Town  12,330 5.4 86.1 5.4 3.1
Rural  29,520 3.2 90.1 4.4 2.2
                     
School level                     
Primary 50,210 7.9 79.4 10.1 2.6
Middle 13,930 5.9 79.7 11.6 2.9
High 18,390 6.0 82.6 8.8 2.6
Combined  7,280 3.5 ! 81.1 11.2 4.2
                     
Student enrollment                     
Less than 100  6,600 4.3 83.4 9.1 3.3
100-199  6,480 3.7 85.8 7.4 3.1 !
200-499  37,140 6.6 78.9 11.5 3.0
500-749  21,830 6.8 81.1 9.3 2.8
750-999  8,680 9.6 79.8 9.1 1.5
1,000 or more  9,080 9.2 78.0 10.3 2.5
                     
Percent of K-12 students who
were approved for free or
reduced-price lunches
                   
0-34  26,840 2.6 91.7 3.4 2.3
35-49  14,850 4.1 88.0 6.1 1.8
50-74  23,010 4.8 82.4 10.1 2.7
75 or more  22,020 16.3 57.8 22.0 3.9
School did not participate
in free or reduced-price
lunch program
3,090   4.0   87.7   3.6   4.7 !
                     
All private schools 25,730   3.3   87.3   6.8   2.5  
                     
School classification                     
Catholic 6,760 4.3 90.4 3.2 2.1 !
Other religious 12,590 2.6 86.2 8.5 2.6
Nonsectarian 6,380 3.7 ! 86.2 7.2 2.9 !
                     
Community type                     
City  8,590 5.1 79.6 11.0 4.3
Suburban  8,110 3.1 89.0 5.7 2.1 !
Town  2,630 93.6 5.1 !
Rural  6,390 2.1 ! 92.9 3.3 ! 1.7 !
                     
School level                     
Elementary 14,510 3.6 86.6 7.0 2.8
Secondary 2,660 4.8 90.3 2.4 !
Combined  8,570 2.4 ! 87.6 7.9 2.1 !
                     
Student enrollment                     
Less than 100  12,740 3.0 83.7 10.1 3.2
100-199  5,060 4.8 87.8 5.1 2.3 !
200-499  6,150 3.2 ! 92.1 2.6 ! 2.1 !
500-749  1,090 95.4
750 or more 690     94.9     #  
# 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).
1 Other includes American Indian/Alaska Native, non-Hispanic; Asian, non-Hispanic; Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic; and two or more races, non-Hispanic.
NOTE: The 2011–12 Schools and Staffing Survey did not collect school library media center data from private schools. 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 Library Media Center Data File," 2011–12.


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