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Site Council

Site Council is the policy-making body for South High School, comprised of staff, parents and community members. We provide direction to administration, with the shared goal of enhancing student achievement. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Long-range planning
  • Development and oversight of the School Improvement Plan (SIP)
  • Monitoring of the school budget
  • Regular assessment of shared-decision making

Survey Committee



  • The communication vehicle for the survey was Survey Monkey.
  • Links were posted on the South High homepage for the public.
  • Links were sent via email to parents, students and staff.
  • Multilingual robo calls alerted families to the online survey.
  • It was produced in English, Spanish and Somali.
  • The survey opened April 23; closed May 3.


1.  What skills sets do you think are most important for the principal of South High?
PLEASE RANK (Click and drag, 1=most important; 10=least important.)

Sets direction for teaching instruction
Ensures collaboration
Listens to and is sensitive to needs of students, staff and parents
Communicates effectively (orally and in writing)
Shows good judgment in resolving complex issues
Can identify results, use outcomes
Shows strong organizational skills
Shows self-awareness in knowing personal strengths
Committed to development of colleagues, staff
Pursues positive relationships with students and families


2. What EXPERIENCES do you value most in a school leader?
PLEASE RANK (Click and drag, 1=most important; 7=least important.)

Leadership experience in a school similar in size and diversity to South High School
Leadership experience in a district similar to MPS
Leadership experience as a principal
Leadership experience as a teacher
Experience evaluating staff and providing appropriate professional development
Experience in implementing strategies for building positive schoolwide engagement
A graduate degree in school leadership or administration


3. What STRENGTHS do you value most in a school leader? 
PLEASE RANK (Click and drag, 1=most important; 12=least important.)

Checks in regularly with students, staff and parents
Welcoming, visible, accessible
Culturally competent (demonstrated success connecting with     communities of color, diverse socio-economic, religious, etc. backgrounds)
Honors student voices
Values social justice, arts, and tech as cornerstones of curriculum
Empowers others, delegates responsibilities, shares leadership (not a micromanager)
Can change course
Builds relationships (between students, teachers and staff)
Honors expertise of others
Willing to try new approaches
Holds high expectations


4. What do you see as areas in need of IMPROVEMENT at South High?


5.  Close your eyes for a moment and visualize Mr. Aponte. Reflecting on the experience you have had with him during your time at South High, please describe what characteristics you think our principal must have.


6. I am a:

Current student

Former student

Parent/Family member of a current student

Parent/Family member of a former student

Faculty member – South High

Staff - South High

Faculty or Staff - Other MPS School/Davis Center

Community Partner (Collaborated on projects with South High)

Community Member