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Table 5. Average hours per week that school principals spent on all school-related activities and interacting with students, by school type and selected school characteristics: 2011–12


  Average hours per week1
Selected school characteristic All school-related activities   Interacting with students  
All schools 57.0   22.2  
         
All public schools 58.1 22.5
         
School classification         
Traditional public  58.0 22.4
Charter school  59.2 23.2
         
Community type         
City  59.5 23.3
Suburban  58.0 20.8
Town  58.2 23.9
Rural  56.9 22.6
         
School level         
Primary 57.7 21.1
Middle 58.3 23.1
High 59.8 25.3
Combined  55.7 23.6
         
Student enrollment         
Less than 100  50.4 20.8
100-199  55.1 23.4
200-499  58.2 22.7
500-749  58.7 22.2
750-999  59.8 21.7
1,000 or more  61.8 23.2
         
Percent of K-12 students who
were approved for free or
reduced-price lunches
       
0-34  58.1 20.4
35-49  58.9 23.2
50-74  57.6 23.3
75 or more  58.9 24.1
School did not participate
in free or reduced-price
lunch program
50.8   19.2  
         
All private schools 53.2   21.2  
         
School classification         
Catholic 56.7 19.6
Other religious 51.8 22.8
Nonsectarian 52.3 19.6
         
Community type         
City  55.1 19.4
Suburban  54.1 21.0
Town  50.9 22.0
Rural  50.5 23.5
         
School level         
Elementary 53.4 20.8
Secondary 56.1 22.1
Combined  52.0 21.4
         
Student enrollment         
Less than 100  49.6 23.7
100-199  54.9 20.3
200-499  57.8 18.1
500-749  57.7 15.1
750 or more 60.2   16.9  
1 Includes hours spent during the school day, before and after school, and on the weekends.
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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