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


  Average hours per week1  
State All school-related activities   Interacting with students  
United States 58.1   22.5  
         
Alabama 55.8   24.3  
Alaska 61.5   25.1  
Arizona 57.1   21.7  
Arkansas 59.6   27.8  
California 57.6   18.8  
         
Colorado 57.7   21.1  
Connecticut 58.2   19.0  
Delaware 61.7   22.7  
District of Columbia    
Florida 58.5   22.0  
         
Georgia 59.8   23.2  
Hawaii 65.9   19.9  
Idaho 54.5   22.6  
Illinois 59.1   21.5  
Indiana 58.4   22.1  
         
Iowa 58.9   21.1  
Kansas 60.1   23.0  
Kentucky 58.0   24.8  
Louisiana 59.8   28.9  
Maine 56.4   20.4  
         
Maryland    
Massachusetts 58.2   18.7  
Michigan 58.2   21.7  
Minnesota 57.0   21.0  
Mississippi 57.6   29.3  
         
Missouri 58.7   24.3  
Montana 53.9   20.4  
Nebraska 57.3   22.2  
Nevada 58.5   20.6  
New Hampshire 59.0   20.0  
         
New Jersey 57.0   22.7  
New Mexico 55.9   22.2  
New York 60.9   23.7  
North Carolina 61.4   22.5  
North Dakota 53.5   24.7  
         
Ohio 57.8   24.4  
Oklahoma 51.8   23.1  
Oregon 57.7   21.5  
Pennsylvania 56.4   22.2  
Rhode Island 60.3   23.1  
         
South Carolina 58.4   23.9  
South Dakota 54.7   23.8  
Tennessee 59.9   23.1  
Texas 58.3   25.6  
Utah 53.8   19.0  
         
Vermont 57.0   16.2  
Virginia 56.8   22.3  
Washington 56.4   21.2  
West Virginia 57.4   22.8  
Wisconsin 56.3   23.0  
Wyoming 55.3   19.5  
‡ Reporting standards not met. The response rate is below 50 percent.
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 Principal Data File," 2011–12.


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