Wake County Public School System Names Principal of the Year

Will Chavis is principal at Enloe Magnet High School
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Photo of Will Chavis courtesy of Wake County Public School System

Will Chavis, principal of Enloe Magnet High School, who holds a doctorate in education, was named 2018-19 Principal of the Year for Wake County Public School System in a celebration held Oct. 4.

Since being named principal of Enloe Magnet High School in 2016, Chavis has worked to create administrative, teacher, student and parent equity teams focused on reducing disparities, and improving outcomes and experiences for students. Thanks to this work, Enloe Magnet High School’s graduation rate has climbed to 92.6 percent, a 9.5 percentage-point increase in two years. In just the past year, grade-level proficiency on End of Course tests has increased by 5.1 percent while career and college readiness proficiency increased by 6.3 percent.

Enrollment in Advanced Placement courses at Enloe Magnet High School has increased by 130 percent, and suspensions have decreased by nearly 40 percent in the past two years. And in 2017-18, the school exceeded growth, after not having met growth for two years prior.

According to WCPSS, Chavis bases his leadership strategy on evaluating and assessing school culture and climate, digging into student data, amplifying student voices, and engaging parents and the broader community to support the school’s diverse student population and encourage school improvement.


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