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Table 1. Number and percentage distribution of school principals, by status, school type, and school classification: 2008-09 and 2012-13


  Number   Percent  
Year and sector Total1   Stayers   Movers   Leavers   Other   Stayers   Movers   Leavers   Other  
All schools, 2008-092 116,970   93,030   7,040   13,620   3,280   79.5   6.0   11.6   2.8  
 Public 89,920   71,440   6,210   10,690   1,570   79.5   6.9   11.9   1.8  
School classification                                    
 Traditional public 86,390   68,900   5,940   10,240   1,310   79.8   6.9   11.9   11.9  
 Public charter 3,530   2,540   270 ! 450   260 ! 72.0   7.7 ! 12.8   7.4 !
 Private 27,050   21,580   830   2,930   1,710   79.8   3.1   10.8   6.3  
All schools, 2012-13 114,330   89,120   6,760   13,160   5,290   78.0   5.9   11.5   4.6  
 Public 89,530   69,320   6,230   10,270   3,710   77.4   7.0   11.5   4.1  
School classification                                    
 Traditional public 85,110   66,180   5,910   9,730   3,290   77.8   6.9   11.4   3.9  
 Public charter 4,420   3,140   310   540   420   71.2   7.1   12.2   9.5  
 Private 24,800   19,800   530   2,880   1,580   79.8   2.2   11.6   6.4  
! 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).
1 These estimates do not include principals about whom no information was available. These Principal Follow-up Survey (PFS) nonrespondents represent 0.4 percent of the weighted total of 90,470 public school principals in 2007-08 and 0.3 percent of the weighted total of 89,810 public school principals in 2011-12; they represent 2.0 percent of the weighted total of 27,960 private school principals in 2007-08 and 3.6 percent of the weighted total of 25,730 private school principals in 2011-12.
2 These estimates differ somewhat from previously published estimates because they do not include Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) schools. BIE schools were excluded to maintain comparability between the 2008-09 estimates and the 2012-13 estimates.
NOTE: "Stayers" are principals who were principals in the same school in the current school year as in the base year. "Movers" are principals who were still principals in the current school year but had moved to a different school after the base year. "Leavers" are principals who were no longer principals after the base year. "Other" includes principals who had left their base-year school, but for whom it was not possible to determine a mover or leaver status in the current school year. The base year for 2008-09 was 2007-08; the base year for 2012-13 was 2011-12. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), "Public School Principal and Private School Principal Data Files," 2007-08; Principal Follow-up Survey (PFS), "Public School Principal Status and Private School Principal Status Data Files," 2008-09; Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), "Public School Principal and Private School Principal Data Files," 2011-12; and Principal Follow-up Survey (PFS), "Public School Principal Status and Private School Principal Status Data Files," 2012-13.