Document Type


Date of Degree Completion


Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Gerald L. Moulton

Second Committee Member

Edward K. Erickson

Third Committee Member

Dean Stinson


Specifically, the purposes of this study are to: l. Identify the legal responsibilities of the junior high school principal. 2. Establish criteria for justifying the release of a principal from classroom teaching and the employment of administrative and clerical assistance. 3. Determine the ratio of administrators to the number of pupils enrolled in the three year junior high schools of the State of Washington with enrollments between 500 and 1,000. 4. Make necessary recommendations regarding the administrative staffing of Washington's junior high schools.