Publication Date

Spring 2017

Advisor(s) - Committee Chair

Gary Houchens (Director), Amy Shutt, and Stacy Leggett

Degree Program

Department of Psychology

Degree Type

Specialist in Education


This study measured the culture of Barren County High School using the School Culture Triage Survey. The survey was administered to the teachers and administrators separately to assess the difference of the perception of the school culture within that school. The research suggests that improving a schools culture will increase teacher moral, teacher and administrator cohesiveness, and increase students’ achievement. The results of this research show that the overall school culture is perceived very similarly between the two subgroups (teachers and leadership) but there are areas of the schools culture that are perceived differently, and if improved, can lead to significant gains for teachers and student learning and achievement.


Educational Administration and Supervision | Elementary and Middle and Secondary Education Administration