Ten Ingredients of High Performance Schools

Ten Ingredients of High Performance Schools
October 1, 1998

High-performance schools, according to Northwestern University management professor Michael Bakalis, are characterized by:

1. Clear vision of where to go and how to get there;

2. An administration that supports faculty and students;

3. A knowledgeable board;

4. Creative, competent teachers committed to high standards;

5. Parental involvement;

6. Advanced curriculum and technology;

7. Accountable to the public;

8. Proactive alliances with community groups;

9. Efficient management of resources;

10. Maintain a culture of excellence.