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Table 2. Average and median age of private school principals, and percentage distribution of principals, by age category, sex, and affiliation: 2011–12


      Percent of principals by  
          Age   Sex  
Affiliation Average age of principals   Median age of principals   Less than 45 years   45–54 years   55 years or more   Male   Female  
All private schools 52   53   29.1   23.7   47.1   44.6   55.4  
                             
Catholic, Parochial 56   57   14.5   22.8   62.6   20.0   80.0  
Catholic, Diocesan 53   54   20.1   30.2   49.7   26.1   73.9  
Catholic, Private 54   54   20.2   30.5   49.2   37.6   62.4  
Baptist 50   50   34.1   26.9   39.0   66.6   33.4  
Jewish              
                             
Lutheran 50   52   32.8   22.4   44.8   63.5   36.5  
Seventh-Day Adventist 50   50   32.0   29.3   38.7   37.7   62.3  
All Other Religious 50   50   37.6   22.2   40.2   58.8   41.2  
Non-sectarian, Regular 55   56   21.0   22.2   56.8   51.2   48.8  
Non-sectarian, Special Emphasis 53   55   27.8   20.5   51.7   27.3   72.7  
Non-sectarian, Special Education 50   50   34.3   25.5   40.3   30.1   69.9  
‡ Reporting standards not met. The response rate is below 50 percent.
NOTE: 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), "Private School Principal Data Files," 2011–12.


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