Principal - Milpitas High School

Milpitas Unified School District - Milpitas, California - Full time


Serves as educational and community leader and chief administrator of the assigned 9-12 school with coordination of all school objectives, the instructional program, department chairpeople, teacher and staff assignments and evaluations; complex student activities; school plant operations and maintenance; school's attendance area.


The Principal 9-12 is expected both to communicate and listen so that the goals of the school reflect the needs and interests of the school's attendance area which it serves. The Comprehensive High School Principal is expected to know the parents and community and interpret it to the District administrators in an accurate and valid manner.

The older ages of the students and the larger size of the school make this a more complex assignment than either the Continuation High School Principal, Middle School Principal or Elementary Principal. Contributing to this assignment is the greater number of students' co-curricular and extra-curricular activities.


Plans, organizes, controls and directs instructional activities, extra-curricular events, special programs and plant operations at a District comprehensive high school; confers with District Office personnel regarding staff programs, students, finances and legal requirements; implements and modifies the school's mission, goals, objectives and programs as needed. E

Interviews, selects, directs, evaluates and supervises certificated and classified personnel; assigns faculty and staff as appropriate to meet school objectives. E

Directs and participates in a planned program of classroom visitations and observations; recommends discipline, reassignment or termination action as appropriate; documents evidence of substandard performance. E

Enforces applicable State and District codes, policies and laws; administers District and school site discipline policies and safety programs. E

Plans and directs the business operations of the school; develops and administers site budgets; assures proper allocation of funds for instructional and non-instructional equipment and materials. E

Directs the evaluation and revision of curricular and instructional programs in cooperation with appropriate District administrators; communicates with teachers to assure instructional programs meet student needs and District requirements. E

Establishes, coordinates and maintains communications with community and parent groups, City officials, PTA representatives and law enforcement officials. E

Prepares and writes correspondence, bulletins and other communications on behalf of the school; arranges for school-level public relations and publicity for special events and achievements as appropriate. E

Plans, implements, directs and evaluates instructional and categorical programs in accordance with State and Federal laws, District regulations and other specially-funded program requirements. E

Assures the health, safety and welfare of students; oversees attendance, behavior management, counseling, guidance and other support services. E

Coordinates the maintenance operations of the school plant, assures proper management, maintenance and inventory of materials, equipment, buildings and grounds. E

Attends, conducts and chairs a variety of meetings with faculty, parents and community representatives; coordinates and meets with school site advisory groups; conducts student/parent appeals; responds to and resolves parent, student and staff complaints; represents the school at Board, District and community functions. E

Directs the preparation and maintenance of a variety of District, County, State and Federally-mandated records and reports regarding student attendance, welfare, discipline, safety, academic achievement and certification for graduation. E

Performs related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Proper Secondary Administration, Standard Supervision, Ryan Administration, or equivalent credential.

Five (5) years of teaching experience, preferably at the 9-12 grade level.

Previous experience as a Principal is DESIRED.

Master's degree.

Demonstrated leadership and organizational abilities at high school level.

Meet District standards for physical and mental health.

Two (2) years experience as Assistant Principal-High School.



Comprehensive organization, activities, goals and objectives of a District comprehensive high school.

School law administration and applicable sections of the State Education Code and other applicable laws.

State and local curriculum requirements.

Board and District policies, procedures and regulations.

Labor relations law and employee contracts.

State plant facility requirements.

Budget preparation and control.

Principles and practices of administration, supervision and training.

Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.

Oral and written communication skills.

Public speaking techniques.

Basic computer operation.


Plan, organize and direct the operations, plant and personnel of an assigned comprehensive high school.

Organize, direct, evaluate and supervise assigned staff.

Direct activities regarding personnel, the physical plant, budget, student services and activities, curriculum and instruction and communications and articulation.

Train, supervise and evaluate certificated and classified personnel.

Plan and direct the budget and business operations of a comprehensive high school.

Establish, coordinate and maintain communication with community and parent groups.

Plan, implement, direct and evaluate instructional and categorical programs in accordance with applicable laws.

Plan and organize work.

Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.

Read, interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures.

Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

Prepare and deliver oral presentations.

Promote and plan for a positive school climate for high school students.

Encourage cooperative working relationships among staff members and promote high morals.

Work closely with parents and community in an ongoing public relations spirit to improve communications and understanding of policies, programs, legal requirements and activities.



The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Vision (which may be corrected) to read small print; mobility to stand, stoop, reach and bend; mobility of arms to reach and dexterity of hands to grasp and manipulate small objects; stand for long periods; walk long distances; lifting, pushing and/or pulling which does not exceed 50 pounds and is an infrequent aspect of the job; inside and outside environmental conditions; use personal vehicle in the course of employment; attend periodic evening meetings and/or to travel within and out of District boundaries to attend meetings; work evenings or weekends.


Possess and maintain a valid California driver's license.

The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.

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K12 School Operations

Experience Level

Mid Level

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