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Table 3. Percentage distribution of school principals, by highest degree earned, school type, and selected school characteristics: 2011–12


Selected school characteristic Bachelor's degree or less   Master's degree   Education specialist or professional diploma1   Doctorate or first professional degree  
All schools 8.6   59.0   22.7   9.7  
                 
All public schools 2.2 61.7 26.2 9.9
                 
School classification                 
Traditional public  1.4 61.8 26.8 10.0
Charter school  16.5 59.2 16.4 8.0
                 
Community type                 
City  3.6 59.4 24.7 12.3
Suburban  1.2 59.0 26.9 12.9
Town  2.5 ! 61.4 29.1 7.0
Rural  1.7 65.9 25.8 6.6
                 
School level                 
Primary 1.7 62.8 26.1 9.3
Middle 1.8 62.6 26.2 9.4
High 2.3 58.3 27.0 12.4
Combined  5.7 61.1 25.2 8.1
                 
Student enrollment                 
Less than 100  8.7 59.1 26.0 6.2
100-199  4.8 67.7 23.9 3.7
200-499  1.8 64.0 25.8 8.4
500-749  59.6 26.7 12.8
750-999  1.6 ! 59.3 28.5 10.6
1,000 or more  0.8 ! 57.3 26.4 15.5
                 
Percent of K-12 students who
were approved for free or
reduced-price lunches
               
0-34  0.9 59.1 28.2 11.8
35-49  1.6 ! 63.8 27.9 6.7
50-74  1.0 ! 65.1 25.4 8.6
75 or more  4.3 61.2 23.1 11.5
School did not participate
in free or reduced-price
lunch program
10.1   52.9   30.3   6.7  
                 
All private schools 31.0   49.7   10.1   9.1  
                 
School classification                 
Catholic 7.9 72.5 13.5 6.1
Other religious 46.2 37.0 7.5 9.4
Nonsectarian 25.6 50.9 11.8 11.7
                 
Community type                 
City  20.9 56.7 10.1 12.3
Suburban  26.3 52.4 11.1 10.2
Town  38.2 47.6 9.5 ! 4.8 !
Rural  47.7 37.8 9.3 5.1
                 
School level                 
Elementary 34.8 50.3 9.2 5.7
Secondary 9.1 57.1 15.4 18.3
Combined  31.5 46.6 10.0 11.9
                 
Student enrollment                 
Less than 100  49.7 34.8 8.5 7.0
100-199  20.0 60.7 10.8 8.5
200-499  8.8 67.3 12.9 11.0
500-749  64.0 11.2 20.1
750 or more 7.8 ! 67.2   8.9 ! 16.1 !
! 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 At least 1 year beyond the master's level.
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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