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Document Number: 10862

Characteristics of Public and Private Elementary and Secondary Principals in the United States: Results From the 2011-12 Schools and Staffing Survey, First Look - Of about 89,810 public school principals in the United States, 80% were non-Hispanic White, 10% were non-Hispanic Black or African American, 7% were Hispanic, and 3% were “other” in data regarding principals released this month. The percentage of public school principals who were female was 52% overall, 64% in primary schools, 42% in middle schools, 30% in high schools and 40% in combined schools. The average annual salary of public school principals was $90,500; among private school principals, the average salary was $65,300. (Amy Bitterman, Rebecca Goldring and Lucinda Gray, National Center for Education Statistics, August 2013)...

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