What does a High School Teacher do?

High school teachers help prepare students for life after graduation. They teach a student body the academic lessons and life skills they need to enter college or the job market. They plan lessons and instruct their students and assess their abilities, strengths, and weaknesses. They must adapt lesson plans to change in class sizes and grade student assignments and exams. They meet with parents to communicate the students’ progress and work with individual students to challenge them and improve their abilities.

High school teachers prepare students for standardized tests as required by the state and develop and enforce classroom rules and administrative policies. They teach core subjects including math, science, or history, while others specialize in elective courses including art or music. They may teach several classes within their subject area and instruct students from different grades throughout the day. Some high school teachers take on additional responsibilities including coaching a sports team or advising an academic club. High school teachers must have a bachelor’s degree and state-issued certification or license.

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Avg. Experience8+ years

High School Teacher Salaries

Average Base Pay

₹25,687 /month
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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₹14T
Median: ₹26T
₹57T
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Brooks AcademyBrooks Academy
High School Teacher
25 Oct 2020

“great and innovative courses to teach”

North East Independent School DistrictNorth East Independent School District
Teacher, Secondary School
23 Apr 2020

“They have the best magnet schools and career and technical education courses in San Antonio.”

Democracy Prep Public SchoolsDemocracy Prep Public Schools
Teacher, Secondary School
6 Jan 2020

“Requires a major time commitment (which I'm okay with because the scholars truly deserve it).”

Wilkes County SchoolsWilkes County Schools
High School Teacher
30 Nov 2019

“close to 3 major cities. 5 hours drive approx from Washington DC as well.”

New Foundations Charter SchoolNew Foundations Charter School
High School Teacher
29 Jul 2021

“They did increase the pay scale this year but it could still be much better.”

Toronto District School BoardToronto District School Board
Teacher, Secondary School
8 Apr 2020

“It's really nice to work with such a great school board like TDSB”

Tashi Namgyal Academy
Teacher, Secondary School
4 May 2020

“Limited scope of career development”

Vibgyor High SchoolVibgyor High School
Secondary Teacher
18 Feb 2021

“good team work with economics department”

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