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Percentage of principals who participated in any professional development activities during the last school year and among those principals, percentage that participated in various kinds of professional development, by school type and selected school characteristics: 2017–18

      Among principals who participated in any professional development, percent that participated in various kinds of professional development
School type and selected school characteristic Percent of principals
who participated in any
professional
development activities
  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 schools 83.4   20.3   66.9   50.3   75.2   45.7   93.2  
                             
All public schools 85.2   19.7   67.6   52.2   76.6   47.8   93.7  
                             
School classification                            
Traditional public 85.5   19.5   67.7   52.1   77.1   47.6   93.8  
Charter school 82.6   21.9   66.8   53.0   70.5   50.5   92.2  
                             
Community type                            
City 84.9   20.9   77.4   60.0   76.9   52.9   93.3  
Suburban 86.7   18.7   69.0   52.0   76.6   50.0   93.8  
Town 84.5   20.1   60.5   46.9   74.9   46.2   93.9  
Rural 84.2   19.6   58.9   46.6   77.3   40.4   94.0  
                             
School level                            
Primary 86.6   19.0   69.1   53.0   75.5   46.7   93.7  
Middle 84.3   19.0   67.5   54.1   79.5   49.8   94.5  
High 83.4   21.9   67.2   52.0   78.1   50.5   93.3  
Combined 83.0   20.3   59.2   44.4   75.8   46.0   93.3  
                             
Student enrollment                            
Less than 100 79.4   22.0   62.0   49.0   73.8   45.3   94.8  
100–199 81.1   25.9   59.4   45.5   67.1   43.3   91.4  
200–499 86.2   20.4   66.0   48.9   77.3   43.7   93.9  
500–749 86.1   18.5   69.6   54.9   77.4   50.4   94.3  
750–999 86.3   14.5   75.1   60.4   77.4   53.7   92.9  
1,000 or more 85.5   19.0   70.9   57.1   80.2   56.4   93.0  
                             
Percent of K–12 students who were approved
for free or reduced‑price lunches
                           
0–34 86.5   19.6   66.2   48.9   77.8   47.6   94.7  
35–49 84.3   18.9   65.4   50.0   77.8   48.3   93.0  
50–74 85.6   17.7   66.0   48.9   75.3   44.2   94.5  
75 or more 84.4   21.6   70.8   58.0   76.1   50.2   92.6  
                             
All private schools 77.1   22.8   64.2   43.3   69.6   37.5   91.1  
                             
School Classification                            
Catholic 85.1   25.0   64.6   44.1   79.5   33.3   94.0  
Other religious 71.3   21.8   59.7   42.6   65.0   34.3   87.3  
Nonsectarian 79.2   21.8   71.0   43.5   66.3   47.0   94.0  
                             
Community type                            
City 83.9   22.8   67.2   44.9   73.9   41.7   93.6  
Suburban 80.3   24.1   64.5   44.1   70.8   40.1   91.8  
Town 79.0   16.8   57.4   42.1   66.5   34.5   87.3  
Rural 61.3   23.2   61.3   39.0   60.3   25.1   86.6  
                             
School level                            
Elementary 75.9   25.2   66.0   43.2   73.4   35.7   91.2  
Secondary 76.3   24.2   69.5   46.4   73.3   39.8   91.8  
Combined 79.7   17.9   58.7   42.0   61.4   39.4   90.5  
                             
Student enrollment                            
Less than 100 69.2   22.4   61.3   45.7   59.2   36.0   88.4  
100–199 83.2   24.0   64.2   38.5   74.6   36.0   93.4  
200–499 85.6   23.4   66.9   41.1   80.2   40.9   92.5  
500–749 87.6   16.5   70.3   52.3   78.7   30.3   92.6  
750 or more 89.3   23.6   75.8   46.1   84.2   53.4   98.3  
1 Participating in a principal network includes a group of principals organized within school systems, by an outside agency, or through the internet.
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.