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Number, average age, and sex of public and BIA school principals, by selected school characteristics: 1999–2000
Sex
Selected school characteristic   Number of
principals
  Average age
of principals
  Male   Female
Percent Percent
All public schools    83,790   49.3   56.2   43.8
                 
School classification                 
Traditional public    82,800   49.3   56.4   43.6
Charter school    990   48.3   46.0   54.0
                 
Community type                 
Central city    20,100   50.4   43.5   56.5
Urban fringe/large town    37,680   49.4   54.8   45.2
Rural/small town    26,020   48.2   68.2   31.8
                 
School level                 
Elementary    60,110   49.3   48.2   51.8
Secondary    20,450   49.2   78.2   21.8
Combined    3,230   49.3   66.9   33.1
                 
Student enrollment                 
Less than 100    6,340   49.0   58.9   41.1
100-199    7,950   48.2   66.5   33.5
200-499    31,890   49.0   53.6   46.4
500-749    21,370   49.5   49.9   50.1
750-999    7,750   50.6   58.0   42.0
1,000 or more    8,490   49.9   69.0   31.0
                 
All BIA schools    120   51.9   63.9   36.1
NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. BIA school refers to schools funded by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) that are operated by the BIA, a tribe, or a private contractor and not by a regular school district.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), "Public School Principal, BIA School Principal, and Charter School Principal Data Files," 1999–2000.

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