Job Title

                        Assistant Principal

Evaluation Type



Designated Campus

Pay Grade

High School – A6




Date Revised

November 2018




BASIC FUNCTION & RESPONSIBILITY:  Provide administrative support and instructional leadership to ensure a safe environment in which student learning is accomplished and demonstrated.


CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: The essential functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the characteristic duties, responsibilities, knowledge, skills, and abilities noted herein; however, this is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions found in this job description.


Instructional Management:

  1. Support the established vision for the school.
  2. Assist principal in designing, implementing, supervising, and evaluating instructional programs for the campus.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of curriculum and instructional strategies and research bearing on the instructional practice of the campus.
  4. Ensure the campus improvement plan is implemented to meet the needs of the campus and District goals.
  5. Promote high expectations for staff and students.

 Student Management:

  1. Ensure the discipline management system and Student Code of Conduct are administered consistently to promote equity, effectiveness, and student success.
  2. Resolve parent/student issues and concerns in a timely manner.
  3. Facilitate activities to recognize students’ efforts and accomplishments.
  4. Supervise extra-curricular activities as directed by the principal.

Management of Administrative, Fiscal and/or Facilities Functions:

  1. Assist principal in researching, recommending, implementing, and administering District and campus policies and procedures that comply with all federal, state, and local regulations.
  2. Ensure that emergency and crisis plans are practiced and that equipment is operable.
  3. Manage all school facilities and equipment effectively ensuring a clean, orderly, and safe building with maximum use of space.
  4. Submit reports promptly and accurately.
  5. Ensure proper maintenance of student records.
  6. Participate in Annual Review and Dismissals (ARDs) and other special program meetings as requested by the principal.

 Human Resources Management:

  1. Assist principal with the recruitment, hire, induction, and placement of assigned staff, supervise, and evaluate performance.
  2. Maintain appropriate documentation for employee contract recommendations.
  3. Facilitate activities to recognize employees’ efforts and accomplishments.
  4. Assist principal to ensure effective/efficient staffing of campus.

 Organization Improvement:

  1. Monitor available assessment data to ensure student learning is achieved.
  2. Assist principal in analyzing the critical needs of the campus and work collaboratively to design, implement, refine, and evaluate instructional programs in order to continuously improve the campus.

 Professional Growth and Development:

  1. Review educational research and professional literature to inform campus decision making and instructional practices.
  2. Guide assigned staff in the planning and implementation of professional development that increases effectiveness and improves campus performance.
  3. Participate in professional development that increases effectiveness and improves campus performance.

Texas Academic Performance Indicators and Campus Performance Objectives:

  1. Facilitate the administration of state-mandated testing to ensure it complies with state and federal guidelines.
  2. Monitor and review campus test data and use findings to assist assigned staff with planning corrective action for the affected group of students.

 School/Community Relations:

  1. Emphasize and nurture effective communication between school and community.
  2. Respond in a timely manner to parent and community requests.
  3. Interface with governmental agencies, business, and civic organizations, and the community to provide needed information and to promote the campus and District’s initiatives.

 Organization Morale:

  1. Foster collegiality and team building among campus employees; encourage active involvement in the decision-making process by all employees; communicate expectations for high-level performance to staff; recognize staff achievements; and ensure effective and quick resolution of conflicts among campus employees.
  2. Facilitate communication and collaboration among campus staff to enhance service delivery, program development, and customer satisfaction.

 Other Responsibilities:

  1. Comply with policies established by federal and state law, including but not limited to State Board of Education and local Board policy.
  2. Perform other job-related duties as assigned.


SUPERVISION EXERCISED:  Supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned staff.




ENTRY QUALIFICATIONS: To be eligible for the initial screening, applicants must have a Master’s degree from an accredited university in educational administration or a directly related field or be currently enrolled in a program leading to a Master’s degree in educational administration or a directly related field. Applicants must have either a Texas Principal Certification, One-Year Texas Principal Certification, Texas Mid-Management Certification, or have passed the Texas Principal Exam and be eligible for certification. Applicants must have a minimum of three years of classroom teaching experience and demonstrated leadership roles at campus/district level.