New Leaders

Great leaders = Great schools TM


New Leaders is committed to using data to drive organizational learning and improve our results. We regularly analyze information on our leaders and their schools to increase our impact on the students we serve.

Over the past decade, we have trained almost 800 educators who are serving more than a quarter million students every day.  New Leader Principals are raising achievement levels and graduation rates in schools across the country:

  • Students in elementary and middle schools led by New Leader Principals are achieving at significantly higher levels than their peers in other schools.
  • New Leader Principals are turning around our urban “dropout factories,” helping students stay in school and graduate at higher rates than other schools.

New Leaders are regularly some of the highest gaining principals in our partner school systems.  Read profiles of some of these New Leaders driving especially strong results for students.

In recent years, New Leaders has focused on learning from those principals who make breakthrough gains, allowing us to share out what is working across the country, inform our program training model and increase the number of principals driving breakthrough success for students. For more information, please refer to our reports on principal effectiveness and evaluation.

Scale and Diversity

The following summary provides a snapshot of current data about New Leaders participants and programs across our national community.