Jordan High, one of the top performing high schools in the nation, is looking for a new head coach.
The high school was rocked last week when the school’s principal announced that she had resigned following an outcry over her abrupt decision to let a 15-year-old student walk off with her diploma.
In a statement, Jordan High Principal Stephanie C. Miller said she and her staff were “deeply disappointed” with her resignation, adding that she and other administrators would not be seeking new positions.
Miller’s decision sparked outrage and criticism, with many parents calling for her resignation and others calling for the school to fire her.
Jordan High students have made national headlines for their graduation rate and graduation rates among other measures, with a number of students receiving diplomas after receiving their diplomas in less than two weeks.
In the wake of the school principal’s resignation, Jordan has been under fire from parents, students, and even the White House over the past few months.
In a letter sent to the school board last week, President Donald Trump called for a “sensible” and “balanced” approach for the high school, which is currently ranked among the top in the country for its graduation rate.
“We cannot be a school that sends a message to students that they can’t do their job or have a positive impact on the world,” the president wrote.
“That is unacceptable.”
A spokesperson for the White house said it “appreciates” the president’s support of the Jordan High administration and the school, but that the administration would not “be making any decisions” until it had spoken to Miller and the rest of the administration.
Miller’s resignation came after a lengthy period of internal discussion between Miller and a school board member that included a discussion about whether the school should give Jordan the option to hire a new coach.
According to the letter sent by Miller to the board, Miller was “not sure” that Jordan could afford a new Coach, given the financial strains the school is facing, and she had no specific plans to resign.
Miller told the board that she would “not be making any final decisions until we spoke with our new coach and we’ve had a good conversation,” but she did not elaborate on what that conversation was.
The board did not respond to an email requesting comment about Miller’s resignation.
Jordan has faced criticism for its low graduation rate over the last decade, which has been a key reason for the national debate over whether or not to allow students to walk off their diplomases in less time.
Jordan has a graduation rate of 74 percent, which according to the College Board is among the worst in the U.S. While the school does have a relatively low rate of students walking off their diploma, a study released last month by the Education Trust found that Jordan has one of only six states in the entire country that allow students with diplomas to walk out with their diplomaps in less then a week.
Jordan also has a high dropout rate, which the college board found was among the highest in the school.
Jordan’s graduation rate has remained low because it does not offer a full year of courses in the early years.
The school also does not have the support system that many other schools have, such as the tutoring or other support services available to other schools.
The lack of support can also be a contributing factor to the low graduation rates.
The school has also been plagued by problems in recent years, including a high number of reported sexual assault incidents.
The report by the college-based group said Jordan had “failed to adequately investigate or punish these incidents, despite the fact that they are serious.”
Jordan’s most recent school year was marked by high student suspensions, and the administration has struggled to control the number of reports that the school receives each year.
In 2015, Jordan suspended more than 150 students, according to a report by Education Week.
Jordan suspended at least 75 students in the first two months of the 2016-2017 school year, according the report.