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


      Percent of principals by race/ethnicity  
State Total number of principals   Hispanic, regardless of race   White, non-Hispanic   Black or African American, non-Hispanic   Other1  
United States 89,810   6.8   80.3   10.1   2.8  
                     
Alabama 1,390     78.9   19.0    
Alaska 500 ! 2.0 ! 87.5   0.5 ! 9.9 !
Arizona 2,030   10.5   82.6   2.8 ! 4.1 !
Arkansas 940   #   78.4   18.3    
California 9,690   20.6   70.2   3.2   6.0 !
                     
Colorado 1,580   12.9   85.5      
Connecticut 1,030     85.0   12.6 !  
Delaware 220     71.1   24.9 !  
District of Columbia          
Florida 3,520   13.4   65.2   19.2   2.2 !
                     
Georgia 2,370     69.9   29.0    
Hawaii 270 !   62.8 ! #    
Idaho 720     92.7      
Illinois 3,920   2.7 ! 84.2   12.6    
Indiana 1,770     88.3   8.7 !  
                     
Iowa 1,170     97.0   2.8   #  
Kansas 1,270     98.4     #  
Kentucky 1,440   #   93.4   6.4    
Louisiana 1,370     60.4   37.4    
Maine 620     97.0   #    
                     
Maryland          
Massachusetts 1,730     89.4     3.1 !
Michigan 3,350     84.4   11.3    
Minnesota 1,930     93.3      
Mississippi 1,000   #   56.1   42.7    
                     
Missouri 1,940     90.6   8.2    
Montana 540     96.2      
Nebraska 870   #   100.0   #   #  
Nevada 580   3.2 ! 90.2      
New Hampshire 440   #   99.4     #  
                     
New Jersey 2,470   8.0   77.1   13.7    
New Mexico 730   49.5   47.0     3.2 !
New York 4,610   5.9 ! 78.7   12.6   2.9 !
North Carolina 2,550     81.6   15.2    
North Dakota 350     96.1   #   3.5 !
                     
Ohio 3,380     86.9   10.2    
Oklahoma 1,480     70.5     22.0  
Oregon 1,160     88.2      
Pennsylvania 3,160     88.4   6.6 ! 2.9  
Rhode Island 280   6.0 ! 90.5   #    
                     
South Carolina 1,180   #   71.2   26.8    
South Dakota 430     93.0   #   5.7 !
Tennessee 1,710   #   85.7   9.4 !  
Texas 8,270   18.0   70.9   9.3    
Utah 940   4.6 ! 94.0     0.8 !
                     
Vermont 310   #   100.0   #   #  
Virginia 2,040     81.6   15.6    
Washington 2,010   6.0 ! 83.8      
West Virginia 760   #   96.4   3.6 ! #  
Wisconsin 1,930     95.2      
Wyoming 320     97.4   #   #  
# 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) or the response rate is below 50 percent.
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: Hispanic includes Latino. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding and because some data are not shown.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), "Public School Principal Data File," 2011–12.


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