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Table 37.  Percentage of public school districts and private schools that provided professional development opportunities for school or district administrators, by selected public school district and private school characteristics: 2003–04

Selected public school district and private school characteristic Reimbursement to attend local, state, or national conferences Funding for university or college course work Opportunities to serve as mentors within the district/school Strategic planning retreats Opportunities to visit other schools or districts Administrative internships Formal networking opportunities for personnel with similar responsibilities
All public school districts  94.7 45.0 77.3 56.4 92.8 52.1 69.0
               
District size               
1 school  92.5 20.9 67.4 41.8 83.6 45.6 70.3
2-3 schools  93.3 47.0 69.1 47.4 90.0 42.4 63.0
4-5 schools  96.4 45.0 78.4 56.1 95.5 52.8 69.7
6-9 schools  96.4 48.4 84.8 67.3 95.9 61.5 73.8
10-19 schools  94.7 39.0 85.8 67.0 94.8 61.8 74.1
20 or more schools  91.8 39.7 91.1 67.0 90.8 67.3 80.2
               
Community type               
Central city  91.0 36.6 83.9 69.2 91.9 60.5 72.7
Urban fringe/large town  95.8 48.5 80.3 62.4 94.9 55.0 71.9
Rural/small town  93.9 42.2 72.8 47.3 90.6 47.3 64.9
               
District K–12 enrollment               
Less than 250  93.7 29.9 57.7 31.7 91.2 39.3 54.8
250-999  91.7 41.6 68.4 45.9 87.0 41.7 63.2
1,000-1,999  97.1 51.4 77.3 56.7 95.8 48.1 69.6
2,000-4,999  96.4 49.8 85.8 64.3 96.8 61.9 73.6
5,000-9,999  95.2 42.0 80.8 67.7 93.6 60.7 70.7
10,000 or more  92.4 36.8 90.5 70.1 91.7 66.7 80.5
               
Percent of K–12 students in
district who were approved for
free or reduced-price lunches 
 
Less than 5  98.7 63.0 83.2 69.7 98.2 61.1 75.9
5-24.9  94.1 57.4 80.9 63.2 93.9 57.2 69.6
25-49.9  94.2 43.2 74.2 53.9 90.8 50.9 68.2
50-74.9  94.7 32.6 76.8 49.5 93.4 45.9 65.4
75 or more  95.2 37.4 83.4 57.0 94.0 57.9 74.6
District did not participate in free
or reduced-price lunch program 
97.7 49.6 61.8 60.8 95.6 33.8 75.0
 
All private schools  66.2 38.1 46.5 31.5 73.7 13.6 34.3
               
School classification               
Catholic  67.1 38.1 54.5 38.0 80.7 21.7 43.8
Other religious  61.6 35.9 41.7 24.6 69.5 10.1 27.3
Nonsectarian  74.5 42.7 46.9 37.7 74.0 11.0 37.4
               
Community type               
Central city  69.2 40.2 52.8 38.9 78.2 13.5 40.5
Urban fringe/large town  66.4 38.9 46.9 30.8 72.1 13.9 33.5
Rural/small town  59.1 31.5 31.7 17.5 69.0 12.6 23.4
               
School level               
Elementary  64.2 36.3 43.7 30.7 76.0 12.5 36.0
Secondary  76.2 49.6 59.3 40.0 77.0 16.3 39.0
Combined  67.3 38.3 48.3 30.4 67.9 14.9 29.3
               
Student enrollment               
Less than 100  57.5 30.1 38.0 19.7 66.1 9.1 25.2
100-199  68.1 37.4 45.7 34.4 73.4 14.5 35.3
200-499  75.8 47.6 58.5 45.7 83.7 18.6 45.7
500-749  84.7 60.4 63.8 48.5 92.1 20.7 56.5
750 or more  91.3 68.6 71.3 65.0 94.2 30.0 52.7
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey, 2003–04, District and Private School Data Files.


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