Principals set the conditions for learning to thrive in their buildings.

 

Principals hire, train and keep great teachers and create a welcoming and supportive environment for students and their families.

 

7x

 

A school with a strong principal is seven times more likely to help students improve in math.

4x

 

A school with a strong principal is four times more likely to help students improve in reading.

96%

 

24 of 25 teachers say that their principal is the number one factor in deciding whether or not they stay at their school.

2nd

 

Principal impact on student learning is second only to those of teachers.

655

 

Chicago’s 655 public school principals have more control over budget, curriculum and staff than their peers across Illinois and in other major cities.

381,000

 

Chicago is the third largest public school district in the nation, serving hundreds of thousands of students each year.

 

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