Job Title: Assistant Principal, High School

Reports to:Principal
Job Group:Administrative


Job Code:1604, 1605, 1610
Salary Schedule:Varies


To assist the Principal with administrative and instructional functions to meet the educational needs of students and carry out the mission and goals of the school and the District.


The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required of those in this position.

Technical/Professional Knowledge

  1. Develop a school curriculum guide to be utilized by students as they register for classes.
  2. Develop a process for registration and monitor its implementation.
  3. Coordinate the school’s accreditation programs.
  4. Develop and coordinate adult and community education programs if assigned.
  5. Supervise assigned personnel, conduct annual performance appraisals, and make recommendations for appropriate employment actions.
  6. Oversee the administration of all testing programs at the school.
  7. Administer drop-out prevention program.

Proactive Orientation

  1. Assist Principal with interviews and selection of personnel.
  2. Select and secure instructors for adult and community education programs if assigned.
  3. Provide teachers and students with a safe and secure teaching / learning environment.
  4. Supervise extracurricular activities.
  5. Work with staff to establish a plan for personal and professional growth.
  6. Provide curriculum and instructional leadership.
  7. Seek and support School Business Partners.
  8. Demonstrate a proactive orientation in recognizing and solving school problems.
  9. Anticipate potential problems in planning and implementing programs and activities.

Critical Thinking

  1. Assist in the development and implementation of the School’s Continuous Improvement Plan.
  2. Evaluate course offerings to ensure that student needs are considered and met.
  3. Conduct needs assessment to determine an appropriate program for professional growth.
  4. Coordinate the school technology plan.


  1. Monitor curriculum and instructional implementation to determine that District and state guidelines are met.
  2. Monitor ESE programs and ascertain that all state and federal guidelines and statutes are followed.
  3. Monitor substitute teacher selection and assignments.
  4. Assist Principal in developing personnel assignments and duty rosters.
  5. Organize safety drills and submit reports.
  6. Supervise facilities and grounds operation.
  7. Submit and follow up on work orders.
  8. Prepare or oversee the preparation of required reports.
  9. Prepare and manage the school textbook and instructional resource budget.
  10. Develop schedules for facility utilization by the community.
  11. Monitor budget for assigned programs.
  12. Monitor effectiveness of guidance functions and practices.
  13. Assist in developing, implementing, and monitoring a school-wide attendance plan.
  14. Coordinate schedules for extracurricular activities.
  15. Monitor participation in in-service programs.

Continuous Improvement

  1. Develop and monitor an in-service program which meets the needs for professional growth.
  2. Seek to improve skills and knowledge through in-service and other professional development activities.
  3. Maintain and model high standards of professional conduct.
  4. Set high standards of performance for self, others, and school.


  1. Work with assigned personnel to ascertain that the discipline code is consistently and fairly administered.
  2. Work with coaches and athletic director to develop and maintain a sound athletic program.
  3. Confer with students, parents, and teachers to resolve problems which inhibit learning.
  4. Use appropriate interpersonal styles and methods to guide individuals and groups toward task accomplishment.


  1. Be visible in areas of the building with high potential for disruptions.
  2. Support and attend community functions.
  3. Assist in preparing and disseminating newsletters, memos, and letters.
  4. Use effective strategies to communicate with a variety of audiences.
  5. Make presentations to faculty, students, and parents as requested by the Principal.

Constancy of Purpose

  1. Assist with the induction of beginning teachers and monitor progress.
  2. Seek advice on topics and/or functions which reach beyond acquired level of expertise.
  3. Coordinate programs for pre-interns and interns from the university.
  4. Participate in SAC and parent organization meetings.
  5. Promote an effective public relations program through newsletters, parent / teacher conferences and meetings.
  6. Cooperate and coordinate with all administrators within the school.
  7. Utilize county staff for problem resolution when appropriate.
  8. Exhibit confidence and commitment to the vision and mission of the school and District.
  9. Serve as a district representative at emergency shelters as determined by the Superintendent.
  10. Perform other incidental tasks consistent with the goals and objectives of this position.


  1. Assist Principal in establishing procedures to be used in event of school crisis and provide leadership in event of such incidents.
  2. Decide how to meet students’ needs as they arise.
  3. Deal with emergency situations such as facilities problems, student disciplinary incidents, and safety.
  4. Deal effectively and appropriately with abuse situations.
  5. Investigate student accidents and other incidents and take appropriate action.


Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Knowledge of laws, regulations and policies governing education in state and county.
  • Knowledge of curriculum and instructional programs and practices for appropriate level.
  • Willingness to learn budgetary and supervisory responsibilities.
  • Skill to work with people in an effective manner.
  • Knowledge of scheduling and supervision.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and prioritize.
  • Ability to use data in the decision-making process.


  • Master’s Degree from an accredited institution.
  • Three (3) years classroom teaching experience and/or administrative experience.


  • Certification in Educational Leadership, School Principal or Professional School Principal, or Administration and Supervision.




Assigned Instructional, Support, Administrative, and Service Personnel


Medium Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit, talk, and hear; stand and walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms. The employee occasionally lifts and/or moves up to 25 pounds. Specific vision ability required by this job includes close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.


Indoors and Outdoors: The worker is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside.


  • General office equipment, including personal computers, fax machines, copiers, telephones, etc.


Salary and benefits shall be paid consistent with the District’s approved compensation plan. Length of the work year and hours of employment shall be established by the District.

Performance of the job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the School Board’s policy on evaluation of personnel.

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Pasco County Schools will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to allow them to perform the essential functions of the job when such individuals request an accommodation.

Assistant Principal, High School;   EST: October 5, 2004;   REV: n/a;   Board Approved: October 5, 2004