Number, average age, and sex of private school principals, by selected school characteristics: 1999–2000
Sex
Selected school characteristic   Number of
principals
  Average age
of principals
  Male   Female
Percent Percent
All private schools    26,230   49.9   45.4   54.6
                 
School classification                 
Catholic    8,100   52.4   27.1   72.9
Other religious    12,640   48.1   60.7   39.3
Non-sectarian    5,490   50.1   36.8   63.2
                 
Community type                 
Central city    11,250   50.4   40.0   60.0
Urban fringe/large town    10,320   49.5   45.8   54.2
Rural/small town    4,670   49.4   57.2   42.8
                 
School level                 
Elementary    15,810   50.6   32.4   67.6
Secondary    2,630   50.3   66.3   33.7
Combined    7,800   48.3   64.5   35.5
                 
School enrollment                 
Fewer than 100    10,870   48.5   46.3   53.7
100–199    5,720   50.1   44.5   55.5
200–499    7,530   51.2   39.5   60.5
500–749    1,280   50.5   60.7   39.3
750 or more    820   52.9   68.7   31.3
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 File," 1999–2000.