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Table 27.  Percentage distribution of school principals by race/ethnicity, percentage minority, school type, and selected school characteristics: 2003–04

School type and selected school characteristic Race/ethnicity Minority2
White, non-Hispanic Black, non-Hispanic American Indian/Alaska Native, non-Hispanic Asian, non-Hispanic Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic Hispanic, single or multiple races Multiple races, non-Hispanic1
All schools  84.1 9.3 0.7 0.7 0.1 4.8 0.4 15.9
                 
All public schools  82.4 10.6 0.7 0.5 0.1 5.3 0.4 17.6
                 
School classification                 
Traditional public  82.8 10.3 0.6 0.5 0.1 5.3 0.4 17.2
Charter school  67.6 19.7 2.7 0.8 0.4 8.0 0.8 32.4
                 
Community type                 
Central city  62.4 24.5 0.4 1.1 0.1 11.3 0.3 37.6
Urban fringe/large town  88.0 6.7 0.4 0.5 0.1 3.8 0.5 12.0
Rural/small town  90.9 4.5 1.5 0.1 0.1 2.6 0.4 9.1
                 
School level                 
Elementary  81.0 11.4 0.6 0.6 0.1 6.0 0.4 19.0
Secondary  84.8 9.4 0.5 0.3 0.1 4.4 0.4 15.2
Combined  89.0 6.5 2.0 0.1 0.3 1.6 0.6 11.0
                 
Student enrollment                 
Less than 100  83.4 7.3 1.0 0.1 # 7.8 0.5 16.6
100–199  86.0 8.0 1.3 0.2 0.1 3.9 0.6 14.0
200–499  84.9 10.2 0.8 0.5 0.1 3.2 0.3 15.1
500–749  80.8 11.5 0.4 0.6 0.1 6.4 0.3 19.2
750–999  75.6 13.7 0.5 0.6 0.1 9.3 0.3 24.4
1,000 or more  78.5 11.7 0.4 1.0 0.3 7.4 0.8 21.5
                 
All BIA schools  38.9 2.1 50.1 # 1.4 6.3 1.3 61.1
                 
All private schools  89.8 5.2 0.6 1.2 0.1 3.0 0.2 10.2
                 
School classification                 
Catholic  93.1 2.0 # 0.6 # 4.2 0.1 6.9
Other religious  89.3 6.9 1.0 0.8 # 1.6 0.4 10.7
Nonsectarian  86.8 5.6 0.3 2.6 0.4 4.2 0.1 13.2
                 
Community type                 
Central city  84.0 9.4 0.3 2.3 0.1 3.6 0.3 16.0
Urban fringe/large town  91.9 3.4 0.4 0.8 0.1 3.3 0.2 8.1
Rural/small town  96.0 1.5 2.0 # # 0.3 0.2 4.0
                 
School level                 
Elementary  87.5 6.6 0.5 1.6 0.2 3.3 0.2 12.5
Secondary  95.0 3.2 0.1 0.4 # 1.2 # 5.0
Combined  92.6 3.0 0.8 0.5 # 2.7 0.4 7.4
                 
Student enrollment                 
Less than 100  86.0 7.8 0.8 1.8 0.1 3.2 0.3 14.0
100–199  91.4 4.2 0.7 1.1 # 2.7 # 8.6
200–499  93.5 2.4 0.1 0.4 0.2 3.2 0.2 6.5
500–749  95.7 1.6 # # # 2.3 0.5 4.3
750 or more  97.4 # 0.5 0.2 # 1.0 0.9 2.6
# Rounds to zero.
1 Multiple races, non-Hispanic includes all non-Hispanic respondents who selected more than one race.
2 Minority includes Black, non-Hispanic; American Indian/Alaska Native, non-Hispanic; Asian, non-Hispanic; Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic; Hispanic, single or multiple races; and multiple races, non-Hispanic.
NOTE: 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. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey, 2003–04, Public School Principal, BIA School Principal, and Private School Principal Data Files.


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