The School District of Philadelphia is committed to transforming the educational opportunities we offer the city’s 200,000 school-aged children, and we believe that begins with visionary school leaders who are committed to ensuring that all students achieve.

Principals play a central role in the professional and academic success of each individual in their school. We measure the success of these leaders with a tool specific to their responsibilities. This tool, the Principal Evaluation System used throughout the Commonwealth, captures different aspects of school leadership to provide a holistic view of a Principal’s effectiveness, as it utilizes both practice and student outcomes.