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Table 32.  Percentage of public school principals who were currently teaching in addition to serving as principal and average number of years spent teaching before becoming a principal, by state: 2003–04

State Percentage of principals who were currently teaching in addition to serving as principal   Average number of years spent teaching before becoming a principal
United States  27.7   13.0
       
Alabama  30.6   15.0
Alaska  64.5   9.8
Arizona  33.0   12.0
Arkansas  3.3 ! 13.0
California  20.8   12.4
       
Colorado  43.6   13.7
Connecticut  24.6 ! 14.5
Delaware  #   13.3
District of Columbia  65.2   12.7
Florida  19.8 ! 13.3
       
Georgia  22.5 ! 13.0
Hawaii  60.6 ! 14.7
Idaho  27.8   12.3
Illinois  5.8 ! 13.2
Indiana  18.8 ! 13.2
       
Iowa  39.4   12.3
Kansas  11.1 ! 12.2
Kentucky  47.1   12.4
Louisiana  8.6 ! 16.8
Maine  47.4   13.6
       
Maryland  17.3 ! 14.6
Massachusetts  13.7 ! 15.4
Michigan  31.4   13.5
Minnesota  34.6   11.8
Mississippi  #   15.4
       
Missouri  38.5 ! 11.6
Montana  60.8   12.0
Nebraska  41.2   12.3
Nevada  19.7 ! 13.8
New Hampshire  35.3   12.5
       
New Jersey  30.9 ! 11.9
New Mexico  29.3   12.6
New York  12.0 ! 14.5
North Carolina  14.9 ! 11.8
North Dakota  58.4   10.0
       
Ohio  8.0 ! 11.6
Oklahoma  47.7   12.4
Oregon  51.8   13.6
Pennsylvania  5.6 ! 14.2
Rhode Island  #   14.1
       
South Carolina  7.2 ! 12.6
South Dakota  37.0   9.7
Tennessee  54.5   13.6
Texas  18.3   12.7
Utah  24.2 ! 12.0
       
Vermont  22.4   11.8
Virginia  17.9 ! 13.1
Washington  41.1   11.8
West Virginia  12.2 ! 12.5
Wisconsin  42.9 ! 13.4
Wyoming  #   12.6
# Rounds to zero.
! Interpret data with caution. The standard error for this estimate is equal to 50 percent or more of the estimate's value.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey, Public School Principal Data File, 2003–04.