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Table 1. Total number of public school principals and percentage distribution of school principals, by race/ethnicity and selected school characteristics: 2015–16

        Percent of principals by race/ethnicity
Selected school characteristic   Total number of principals   Hispanic, regardless of race   White, non-Hispanic   Black or African American, non-Hispanic   Other1  
All public schools   90,400   8.2   77.8   10.6   3.4  
             
School classification                    
Traditional public   83,100   8.0   78.5   10.2   3.3  
Charter school   7,300   11.0   69.7   14.8   4.5  
Community type                    
City   24,800   12.9   63.3   19.6   4.2  
Suburban   29,100   9.5   78.5   9.4   2.6  
Town   12,400   6.0   84.8   6.0   3.3  
Rural   24,200   2.9   88.3   5.0   3.7  
School level                    
Primary   50,400   9.0   76.8   10.9   3.4  
Middle   13,900   7.7   77.4   11.5   3.4  
High   18,100   8.2   78.6   9.6   3.6  
Combined   8,000   4.4   83.0   9.2   3.4  
Student enrollment                    
Less than 100   6,500   9.6   78.3   8.2   3.8 !
100-199   7,300   6.4   76.4   11.7   5.5  
200-499   35,800   6.2   79.9   10.9   3.0  
500-749   22,900   10.5   75.4   10.7   3.4  
750-999   9,100   9.8   74.8   12.0   3.4  
1,000 or more   8,800   9.5   79.3   8.3   2.9  
Percent of K–12 students who were approved for free or reduced-price lunches                    
0-34   24,600   4.1   87.8   5.5   2.6  
35-49   12,000   5.3   86.0   4.9   3.9  
50-74   18,900   6.8   80.5   8.9   3.9  
75 or more   29,900   14.4   62.8   19.2   3.6  
School did not participate in free or reduced-price lunch program   5,000   4.0 ! 88.3   4.4   3.3 !
! Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is between 30 percent and 50 percent (i.e., the standard error is at least 30 percent and less than 50 percent of the estimate).
1 Other includes American Indian/Alaska Native, non-Hispanic; Asian, non-Hispanic; Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic; and two or more races, non-Hispanic.
NOTE: Hispanic includes Latino. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. Some of the counts for selected school characteristics may not match between school and principal data files due to independent weighting procedures, differential nonresponse, rounding, and not every school having a principal.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, National Teacher and Principal Survey (NTPS), "Public School Principal Data File," 2015–16.