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Table 31.  Average hours per week that school principals spent on all school-related activities and interacting with students, by school type and selected school characteristics: 2003–04

School type and selected school characteristic Average hours per week
All school-related activities Interacting with students
All schools  57.9 22.6
     
All public schools  59.0 22.8
     
School classification     
Traditional public  59.0 22.8
Charter school  59.6 23.3
     
Community type     
Central city  60.0 23.5
Urban fringe/large town  59.3 21.6
Rural/small town  57.5 24.1
     
School level     
Elementary  58.6 21.8
Secondary  60.8 25.0
Combined  57.0 25.6
     
Student enrollment     
Less than 100  49.5 22.0
100–199  56.3 23.7
200–499  59.1 22.8
500–749  59.7 22.1
750–999  61.4 22.6
1,000 or more  63.8 23.9
     
All BIA schools  59.0 20.4
     
All private schools  54.6 22.1
     
School classification     
Catholic  58.8 20.6
Other religious  52.0 23.7
Nonsectarian  54.7 21.0
     
Community type     
Central city  55.8 21.2
Urban fringe/large town  54.9 22.2
Rural/small town  51.2 24.3
     
School level     
Elementary  54.7 22.2
Secondary  60.3 22.4
Combined  52.6 21.9
     
Student enrollment     
Less than 100  49.6 25.2
100–199  57.5 19.9
200–499  59.1 19.3
500–749  60.9 19.4
750 or more  64.2 18.9
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.
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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