High School Principal Salary
Job Description for High School Principal
High school principals are responsible for all aspects of the administration of a high school. They provide leadership and are the final authority within their institution. They provide educational planning by assessing and updating the curriculum, as well as supervise teachers and give feedback regarding performance. High school principals make priority decisions regarding various departments and funding options, in line with budgetary constraints. At all times, they must seek to improve educational efficiency and quality. High school principals oversee the student body and provide dispute resolution and ultimate disciplinary decisions once issues have surpassed the teacher and counselor level. Additionally, principals are responsible for ensuring their school meets all necessary academic and safety regulations and guidelines. High school principals make hiring and firing decisions regarding teaching and support staff. In the case of private schools, principals also help set admission standards and make admissions decisions as needed.Read More...
High school principals work full time in an educational environment, although overtime may be required to attend school events and administrative and district meetings. They work closely with students, parents, and teaching staff, receiving and providing feedback to ensure educational quality and conduct standards are met.
High school principals must hold at least a bachelor’s degree; in many cases, a master’s degree in education or a related field is required. They must be a certified administrator in their state. They are usually required to have several years’ teaching experience, as well as some school administration experience. In the case of private religious schools, a demonstrated commitment to the corresponding faith is typically required.
High School Principal Tasks
- Ensure compliance with all laws, implement emergency plans, and establish safety regulations.
- Hire, supervise, and evaluate school teaching staff, administrative staff, kitchen staff, and custodians.
- Establish academic and behavioral standards for students and administer student discipline.
- Oversee school administration, curriculum, programs, services, and resources.
- Communicate school goals, vision, and needs to teachers, parents, the community, and school board.
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