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CPS Principals 1989 1997
Average age: 53 52
Gender
Male 56% 39%
Female 44 61
Race, ethnicity
White 60% 33%
Black 36 54
Hispanic 4 13
Highest level of schooling
Bachelor’s* 0.4% 6%
Master’s 79

82

Doctorate 20 12

Hired since 1989: 83%
From inside CPS: 95%
From same school: 90%
Average years as principal: 5.2
Salary range: $71,994 – $98,504
Average salary: $82,057
City residents:** 61%
CPS employees with state

principal certificate:

3,387

* School officials speculate these principals have

masters degrees but have not reported them.

** The system’s residency requirement applies to

principals hired from outside after November 1996.

Sources: Chicago Public Schools Department of Human Resources;

Consortium on Chicago School Research.