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Effective leadership can positively impact school performance

Brandy C. Sirchia Huguet (Liberty University, Lynchburg, Virginia, USA)

On the Horizon

ISSN: 1074-8121

Article publication date: 8 May 2017




The purpose of this paper is to review literature about effective leadership’s impact on school performance, as a basis for schools to focus on, to encourage similar results in like school settings. Educational professionals are commissioned with the extraordinary task of instructing students with the acquisition of knowledge that will serve them in all future endeavors. In recent years, education has come under attack and has been scrutinized with the implementation accountability measures, in the form of standardized testing, to produce increased success in populations that have previously been underachieving.


The approach to compiling this literature was reflective in nature with identification of effective leadership attributes on school performance.


Many schools have used various strategies that have had positive impacts on student achievement. To enhance student achievement, the schools’ leadership should be trustworthy administrators who encourage collaboration and teacher leadership, as well as employment of educators who are genuinely passionate about teaching and love children. Examination of characteristics leading to school success may serve as a foundation for other schools.


The value of this review of literature is the compilation of numerous studies highlighting effective school leadership and structures used to impact student achievement.



Huguet, B.C.S. (2017), "Effective leadership can positively impact school performance", On the Horizon, Vol. 25 No. 2, pp. 96-102.



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