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JHS is a single high school district of about 260 students.  Current strategic planning has affirmed the board of trustee’s commitment to provide the support needed to place JHS at the forefront of secondary education in Montana and in the top 20% of high schools by any academic measure.


The position requires current Montana principal licensure or eligibility for certification through the state internship program.  The position includes ¼ time of other duties which will be designed with the superintendent.  Ideal candidates will be motivational instructional leaders adept at influencing teaching and learning by building strong instructional programs, supporting staff through solid training and structure, and by championing the strength and potential of all students and families.  Demonstrated leadership or a high degree of participation in successfully implementing significant school-wide academic improvement is desired.


JHS is experiencing gradual growth in student numbers and growth in academic measures.  Initiatives underway at the school include instructional support to address the needs of the Common Core and research-based instructional strategies.  The school board has engaged in strategic planning in the past years and has increased budget in administrative staffing in order to provide strong instructional support, has increased professional development and has committed funds toward 1-to-1 computing. 


JHS sits in a high Rocky Mountains valley near the Continental Divide in Boulder, Montana.  The Boulder River is described as one of the “best undiscovered trout streams” in Montana.  An abundance of state and federal property provides access to fishing, hunting, camping, hiking, biking, snowmobiling, and skiing.   The area is rural but is in close proximity to the state capitol and the larger cities in southwest Montana.


The district intends to attract the best possible candidates and provide a competitive salary and benefits package to the greatest extent possible.  Current budget estimates indicate a possible salary range for the position of $63,000 to $70,000 DOE.  The position is structured as a full-time, five-day-a-week position for 210 days per year although the high school student schedule is a four-day week. 


Submit application Packet to District Clerk Lorie Carey at  Link to application packet is below.  Applications will be accepted until February 28 and interviews are expect to take place shortly thereafter.


Application Packet

312 South Main | P.O. Box 838 | Boulder, MT 59632 | 406-225-3317