Elements of Effective School Web Sites:
  • General School Information:
    • Contact Information - School Address, E-Mail Directory, Office, Cafeteria, Guidance & Media Phone & Fax Numbers, Administrators
    • School Improvement Plan
    • Annual Report to the Community
    • Mission Statement and/or Philosophy
    • Technology Plan
    • Awards and Recognition
    • Community & School District Info, i.e. area population, demographics...
  • Information for Students, Parents & Community:
    • School Newsletters
    • School Calendar (include activities, holidays, meetings, field trips, grade report dates, etc.)
    • Basic Information:
      • School Colors
      • Mascot
      • School Hours, Supervision times, media center & after school program hours
      • Map of School
      • General School Wide Rules and/or Student Code of Conduct
      • Grading Scale or Criteria where appropriate
      • Fee information
      • Medication Rules & Form
      • Other Policies in School Handbook - emergency procedures, computer lab policies, etc.
      • District Policies - internet usage, student rights & responsibilities, etc.
    • Schedules - Class, Lunch, Special Area, etc.
    • Lunch & Breakfast Menus
    • Bus Schedule with LCSB Transportation Phone Numbers
    • Special Programs -ESE services, School wide programs such as Accelerated Schools, Project CHILD, etc.
    • Extended Day or After School Programs Info - elementary & middle only
    • Volunteer Program
    • High School Specific items:
      • Graduation Requirements
      • Testing Dates for College Admission
      • Links to Scholarship Information
      • Course Offerings
      • Student Parking

Designing an Effective School Web Site

Created by Brenda Fraser and Noëlle Bonard.
Last updated: 6/22/98.