Ten Ingredients of High Performance Schools

Published 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.