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Percentage distribution of school principals, by race/ethnicity, school type, and selected school characteristics: 2017–18

School type and selected school characteristic Hispanic,
regardless
of race1
  White,
non‑Hispanic
  Black or
African American,
non‑Hispanic
  Other2  
   All schools 8.0   79.6   9.4   3.1  
                 
All public schools 8.9   77.7   10.5   2.9  
                 
School classification                
Traditional public 8.6   78.6   10.0   2.7  
Charter school 12.3   66.5   16.3   4.8  
                 
Community type                
City 14.9   60.8   20.1   4.2  
Suburban 10.2   78.5   9.4   1.9  
Town 4.6   87.6   5.0   2.8  
Rural 3.1   89.7   4.5   2.7  
                 
School level                
Primary 9.6   76.7   10.8   2.9  
Middle 8.8   77.9   10.3   3.0  
High 8.2   78.9   10.6   2.4  
Combined 6.6   80.8   8.9   3.7  
                 
Student enrollment                
Less than 100 6.6   84.4   6.7   2.3 !
100–199 7.8   79.1   9.8   3.3  
200–499 6.3   79.2   11.6   3.0  
500–749 11.4   75.2   10.5   2.8  
750–999 14.0   73.3   9.9   2.8  
1,000 or more 10.5   76.7   10.0   2.8  
                 
Percent of K–12 students who were approved
for free or reduced‑price lunches
               
0–34 4.1   89.8   3.8   2.3  
35–49 4.9   88.8   3.9   2.4  
50–74 6.1   83.8   7.6   2.6  
75 or more 16.5   58.8   21.0   3.7  
                 
All private schools 4.8   86.2   5.4   3.7  
                 
School Classification                
Catholic 6.7   89.9   1.5 ! 1.8  
Other religious 2.6   85.5   7.9   4.0  
Nonsectarian 6.8   83.5   4.7   5.0  
                 
Community type                
City 6.2   79.1   10.0   4.7  
Suburban 6.0   85.3   4.9   3.8  
Town 3.6 ! 91.1     3.6 !
Rural 1.4 ! 96.0   0.8 ! 1.9 !
                 
School level                
Elementary 5.5   85.2   5.4   3.9  
Secondary 4.2   86.9   5.9 ! 3.0  
Combined 3.9   87.5   5.0   3.6  
                 
Student enrollment                
Less than 100 4.7   82.7   8.3   4.3  
100–199 6.3   87.0   2.8 ! 3.9  
200–499 4.4   90.6   2.6   2.3  
500–749   95.1      
750 or more 2.0 ! 92.5     4.4 !
! 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).
‡ Reporting standards not met. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is 50 percent or greater (i.e., the standard error is 50 percent or more of the estimate).
1 Hispanic includes Latino.
2 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: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding and because some data are not shown.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, National Teacher and Principal Survey (NTPS), “Public School Principal and Private School Principal Documentation Data Files,” 2017–18.