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Among public school principals with at least 1 year of experience at their current school and who participated in any professional development last school year, percentage reporting that they participated in various kinds of professional development, by selected school characteristics and principal experience: 2017–18

                   
Selected school characteristic
and principal experience
University course(s)
related to your role as
principal
  Visits to other schools
designed to improve
your own work as
principal
  Mentoring, peer
observation and
coaching of principals
  Participating in a
principal network1
  Workshop,
conferences, or
training in which you
were presenter
  Other workshops or
conferences in which
you were not a
presenter
 
   All public schools 19.4   67.4   51.5   76.6   47.7   93.9  
                         
School classification                        
Traditional public 19.2   67.5   51.5   77.0   47.5   94.0  
Charter school 21.6   66.7   51.7   70.9   51.3   92.2  
                         
Community type                        
City 20.5   77.8   59.4   77.1   53.2   93.3  
Suburban 18.4   68.7   51.4   76.3   49.9   94.0  
Town 19.5   59.4   45.5   74.1   46.1   93.7  
Rural 19.5   58.8   46.4   77.7   39.9   94.3  
                         
School level                        
Primary 18.6   68.9   52.2   75.4   46.4   94.0  
Middle 18.6   67.7   53.8   79.6   49.8   94.6  
High 22.1   67.2   51.6   78.1   50.5   93.4  
Combined 20.2   59.0   43.7   75.7   46.3   93.1  
                         
Student enrollment                        
Less than 200 24.3   60.4   46.5   71.2   44.3   93.0  
200–499 20.1   65.7   48.2   77.0   43.5   94.1  
500–749 18.0   69.6   54.0   77.3   50.3   94.4  
750–999 14.3   75.5   60.3   77.7   54.2   92.6  
1,000 or more 18.4   70.5   56.8   79.4   56.4   93.7  
                         
Percent of K–12 students who were approved
 for free or reduced–price lunches
                       
0–34 19.1   66.1   48.3   77.5   47.1   94.5  
35–49 18.4   65.2   49.7   77.7   47.9   93.3  
50–74 17.7   65.7   48.1   75.1   44.3   94.8  
75 or more 21.4   70.9   57.6   76.3   50.7   92.9  
                         
Principal total years of experience                        
1 or 2 years 21.2   68.5   61.5   79.1   44.1   95.3  
3–9 years 20.1   69.5   48.9   76.3   49.0   93.7  
10 years or more 17.0   63.5   48.4   75.2   48.4   93.1  
1 Participating in a principal network includes a group of principals organized within school systems, by an outside agency, or through the internet.
NOTE: Percentages are among those principals who indicated that, during the last school year (2016–17), they participated in any professional development activities as a principal at their current school.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, National Teacher and Principal Survey (NTPS), "Public School Principal Data File," 2017–18.