JHS PRINCIPAL SURVEY RESULTS

  • Thank you to all who responded to our recent survey to provide your input as to the qualities and characteristics that are most important in selecting the next principal for Jamestown High School.  We appreciate the feedback shared by over 200 respondents, including students, parents, teachers, staff, and community members.

    We offer the following summary of survey results, based on the responses with the highest overall frequency and consensus across all stakeholder groups.

    CURRENT STRENGTHS OF JHS  (% agreement)

    •      High quality teachers, administrators, & staff  (84%)
    •      Contemporary courses that prepare students for college and/or career  (79%)
    •      Breadth and depth of curriculum  (78%)

    CURRENT CHALLENGES OF JHS  (% agreement)

    •      Meeting the needs of all learners  (79%)
    •      Preparing students to be successful in either career or college  (77%)
    •      Attracting and retaining high quality teachers and administrators  (75%)

    PROFESSIONAL CHARACTERISTICS OF NEXT PRINCIPAL  (% most/more important)

    •      Ability to advocate for students and staff  (95%)
    •      High standards for teaching and learning  (94%)
    •      Previous experiences as a building leader  (93%)
    •      Accessibility/approachability  (92%)

    PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS OF NEXT PRINCIPAL  (% most/more important)

    •      Integrity  (96%)
    •      Effective communicator  (96%)
    •      Problem solver  (94%)
    •      Fair  (94%)

    ADDITIONAL COMMENTS/CHARACTERISTICS  (most frequently expressed comments)

    •      Culturally responsive and/or Spanish-speaking
    •      Experience with high poverty/urban schools
    •      Promotes school safety and effective discipline
    •      Approachability and effective communicator
    •      Promotes family and community engagement
    •      Fair, consistent, unbiased
    •      Supports school activities
    •      Promotes culture of trust and teamwork