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Table 5. Average hours per week that public school principals spent on all school-related activities and average percentage of time per school year spent on various school-related tasks, by selected school characteristics: 2015–16

 
        Average percentage of time spent per school year
Selected school characteristic   Average hours per week on all school-related activities1   Internal administrative tasks   Curriculum and teaching-related tasks   Student interactions   Parent interactions  
All public schools   58.6   30.1   29.8   23.0   14.0  
                       
School classification                      
Traditional public   58.6   30.1   29.9   23.1   14.0  
Charter school   59.0   30.9   28.7   22.5   14.4  
Community type                      
City   60.3   29.7   31.3   22.0   13.8  
Suburban   59.0   30.0   30.6   22.3   14.3  
Town   57.6   31.4   28.3   23.9   13.8  
Rural   57.0   30.2   28.2   24.5   14.1  
School level                      
Primary   58.6   29.4   31.4   22.5   14.4  
Middle   59.5   29.6   29.5   23.5   14.3  
High   59.3   32.4   28.0   22.8   12.8  
Combined   56.1   30.9   24.7   26.0   14.2  
Student enrollment                      
Less than 100   50.5   32.3   26.0   24.5   13.1  
100-199   56.3   30.7   26.3   26.3   13.0  
200-499   58.7   28.8   29.8   24.5   14.1  
500-749   59.7   29.8   31.7   21.4   14.4  
750-999   59.7   30.7   31.4   21.1   14.2  
1,000 or more   62.3   33.8   28.9   19.4   14.0  
Percent of K–12 students who were approved for free or reduced-price lunches                    
0-34   58.8   30.5   29.7   21.9   14.9  
35-49   58.7   30.4   28.6   23.9   14.0  
50-74   58.9   29.5   29.8   23.8   14.2  
75 or more   59.2   29.0   30.8   23.8   13.5  
School did not participate in free or reduced-price lunch program   53.2   37.2   27.5   19.0   12.5  
1 Includes hours spent during the school day, before and after school, and on the weekends.
NOTE: Principals who reported an annual salary of zero are excluded from the table.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, National Teacher and Principal Survey (NTPS), "Public School Principal Data File," 2015–16.