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Manhattan HS Teachers: Is your principal competent?

The Learning Environment Surveys create another source of questionable data. However, many teachers do respond to direct questions about their principals. What follows are the results from almost every Manhattan high school.

Question: “The Principal is an effective manager who makes the school run smoothly”
Answers: “Strongly Agree” (10 pts), “Agree” (6.7 pts) “Disagree” (3.3 pts) or “Strongly Disagree” (0 pts).
Score: based on average response.
Percent: based on percent of answers “to a great extent” or “to some extent.”

The best: Score of 9 or higher, or 95% or higher, or both:

School Principal Note Yes Score
Urban Academy Laboratory HS Herb Mack transfer 100% 9.8
Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School Brett Kimmel 6 to 12 100% 9.6
Louis D. Brandeis HS Arleen Liquori 100% 9.5
Harlem Village Academy Leadership Charter School Sam Fragomeni 6 to 12 Charter School 100% 9.5
East Side community School Mark Federman 6 to 12 98% 9.3
Satellite Academy HS Steven Zbaida transfer 100% 9.2
HS M560-City as School Alan Cheng transfer 100% 9.2
Central Park East HS Bennett Lieberman 100% 9.2
Coalition School for Social Change Sheldon Young 97% 9.2
Manhattan Comprehensive Night and Day HS Michael Toise transfer 97% 9.1
Harlem Village Academy Charter School Laurie Warner/Ray Ankrum 6 to 12 Charter School 97% 9.0
Vanguard HS Louis Delgado Julia Richman Ed Campus 94% 9.0
James Baldwin School: A School for Expedition Elijah Hawkes transfer, HS for Humanities Ed Campus 100% 8.9
Cascades HS Paul Rotondo transfer 100% 8.9
Bard HS Early College Michael Lerner 97% 8.9
City College Academy of the Arts Bernadette Drysdale 6 to 12 100% 8.8
The HS of Fashion Industries Daryl Blank 98% 8.8
Forsyth Satellite Academy Ingrid Roberts Haynes transfer 100% 8.7
Lower East Side Preparatory HS Martha Polin transfer 98% 8.3
Institute for Collaborative Education John Pettinato 6 to 12 96% 8.1
Life Sciences Secondary School Genevieve Stanislaus 6 to 12 95% 8.1
Manhattan Bridges HS Mirza Sanchez Medina Park West Campus 95% 8.0

The worst: Score of 5 or lower, or 50% or lower, or both:

School Principal Note Yes Score
The Urban Assembly School for Green Careers Alexandra Rathmann-Noonan only 6 teachers responded 0% 1.7
Independence HS Ron Smolkin transfer 22% 2.8
Community Health Academy of the Heights Stephania Vu 6 to 12 22% 2.8
Urban Assembly Academy of Government and Law David Glasner Seward Park Campus 13% 2.9
HS of Arts and Technology Anne Geiger MLK Campus 35% 3.0
NYC Museum School Darlene Miller 36% 3.1
Heritage School Luis Alberto Duany 19% 3.2
Urban Assembly School for the Performing Arts Fia Davis 34% 3.2
The Opportunity Charter School Marya Baker 6 to 12 Charter School 34% 3.5
Manhattan Center for Science and Mathematics Jose David Jimenez 34% 3.6
A. Philip Randolph HS Henry Rubio Campus, 9-10 28% 3.7
Repertory Company HS for Theatre Arts Michael Mehmet, Jr 30% 3.7
Talent Unlimited HS Linda Hamil Julia Richman Ed Campus 37% 3.7
Landmark HS Trevor Naidoo 38% 4.1
Harvey Milk HS Alan Nolan transfer 56% 4.1
Manhattan Theatre Lab HS Evelyn Collins MLK Campus 54% 4.2
Liberty HS for Newcomers Melodee Khristan transfer 44% 4.5
Murry Bergtraum HS for Business Careers Andrea Lewis 51% 4.5
Wadleigh Secondary School for the Performing and Visual Arts Herma Hall 6 to 12 51% 4.6
Marta Valle HS Mimi Fortunato 55% 4.6
Academy of Environmentasl Sci Irma Garceau 42% 4.7
Henry Street School for International Studies Erin Balet 6 to 12 50% 4.7
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis HS Edward Demeo 55% 4.8
Humanities Preparatory Academy Julie Conason transfer, HS for Humanities Ed Campus 50% 5.0
HS for Arts, Imagination and Inquiry Stephen Noonan MLK Campus 48% 5.3

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Manhattan HS teachers: Does your principal support you?

The Learning Environment Surveys create another source of questionable data. However, many teachers do respond to direct questions about their principals. What follows are the results from almost every Manhattan high school.

Question: “To what extent do you feel supported by your principal?”
Answers: “To a great extent” (10 pts), “to some extent” (6.7 pts) “to a small extent” (3.3 pts) or “to no extent” (0 pts).
Score: based on average response.
Percent: based on percent of answers “to a great extent” or “to some extent.”

The best: Score of 9 or higher, or 95% or higher, or both:

School Principal Note Yes Score
Forsyth Satellite Academy Ingrid Roberts Haynes transfer 100% 10.0
Harlem Village Academy Leadership Charter School Sam Fragomeni 6 to 12 Charter School 100% 9.9
Urban Academy Laboratory HS Herb Mack transfer 100% 9.8
Vanguard HS Louis Delgado Julia Richman Ed Campus 100% 9.7
HS M560-City as School Alan Cheng transfer 100% 9.7
Essex Street Academy Erin Carstensen 100% 9.6
Young Women’s Leadership School Althea Bradshaw-Tyson 6 to 12 100% 9.6
Coalition School for Social Change Sheldon Young 97% 9.6
Lower Manhattan Arts Academy John Wenk Seward Park Campus 100% 9.5
Satellite Academy HS Steven Zbaida transfer 100% 9.4
Cascades HS Paul Rotondo transfer 100% 9.4
Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School Brett Kimmel 6 to 12 97% 9.4
Harlem Village Academy Charter School Laurie Warner/Ray Ankrum 6 to 12 Charter School 96% 9.4
Professinal Performing Arts HS Keith Ryan 6 to 12 100% 9.3
The Global Learning Collaborative Jennifer Zinn 100% 9.3
Hudson HS of Learning Techologies Nancy Amling 100% 9.3
Eleanor Roosevelt HS Dimitri Saliani 91% 9.3
Institute for Collaborative Education John Pettinato 6 to 12 100% 9.2
HS of Hospitality Management Matthew Corallo Park West Campus 96% 9.2
Louis D. Brandeis HS Arleen Liquori 96% 9.2
East Side community School Mark Federman 6 to 12 94% 9.2
Urban Assembly for Media Studies Cordelia Veve MLK Campus 100% 9.1
City College Academy of the Arts Bernadette Drysdale 6 to 12 97% 9.1
HS for Excellence and Innovation Tyona Washington transfer 92% 9.0
Lower East Side Preparatory HS Martha Polin transfer 89% 9.0
James Baldwin School: A School for Expedition Elijah Hawkes transfer, HS for Humanities Ed Campus 100% 8.9
Manhattan International HS Alan Krull Julia Richman Ed Campus 95% 8.3
New Design HS Scott Conti Seward Park Campus 95% 8.3
Urban Assembly School of Design and Construction Matthew Willoughby 95% 8.2

The worst: Score of 5 or lower, or 50% or lower, or both:

School Principal Note Yes Score
The Urban Assembly School for Green Careers Alexandra Rathmann-Noonan  only 6 teachers responded 33% 3.3
Community Health Academy of the Heights Stephania Vu 6 to 12 37% 3.7
A. Philip Randolph HS Henry Rubio Campus, 9-10 39% 4.0
HS of Arts and Technology Anne Geiger MLK Campus 42% 4.0
NYC Museum School Darlene Miller 42% 4.0
Urban Assembly School for the Performing Arts Fia Davis 39% 4.1
Independence HS Ron Smolkin transfer 48% 4.2
Repertory Company HS for Theatre Arts Michael Mehmet Jr 50% 4.3
Manhattan Center for Science and Mathematics Jose David Jimenez 43% 4.4
The Opportunity Charter School Marya Baker 6 to 12 Charter School 44% 4.7
Frederick Douglass Academy II Secondary School Osei Owusu-Afriyie 6 to 12 47% 4.8
Murry Bergtraum HS for Business Careers Andrea Lewis 56% 4.8
Academy of Environmentasl Sci Irma Garceau 48% 4.9
Urban Assembly Academy of Government and Law David Glasner Seward Park Campus 53% 4.9
Manhattan Theatre Lab HS Evelyn Collins MLK Campus 46% 5.1
Landmark HS Trevor Naidoo 48% 5.4

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Manhattan HS Teachers: Does your principal collaborate with you?

The Learning Environment Surveys create another source of questionable data. However, many teachers do respond to direct questions about their principals. What follows are the results from almost every Manhattan high school.

Question: “School leaders invite teachers to play a meaningful role in setting goals and making important decisions for the school”
Answers: “Strongly Agree” (10 pts), “Agree” (6.7 pts) “Disagree” (3.3 pts) or “Strongly Disagree” (0 pts).
Score: based on average response.
Percent: based on percent of answers “to a great extent” or “to some extent.”

The best: Score of 9 or higher, or 95% or higher, or both:

School Principal Note Yes Score
Urban Academy Laboratory HS Herb Mack transfer 100% 10.0
Vanguard HS Louis Delgado Julia Richman Ed Campus 100% 9.9
Columbia Secondary School Gary Biester 6 to 12 100% 9.8
Lower Manhattan Arts Academy John Wenk Seward Park Campus 100% 9.7
Forsyth Satellite Academy Ingrid Roberts Haynes transfer 100% 9.7
Hudson HS of Learning Techologies Nancy Amling 100% 9.7
Essex Street Academy Erin Carstensen 100% 9.6
Coalition School for Social Change Sheldon Young 100% 9.6
Harlem Village Academy Leadership Charter School Sam Fragomeni 6 to 12 Charter School 100% 9.5
James Baldwin School: A School for Expedition Elijah Hawkes transfer, HS for Humanities Ed Campus 100% 9.4
HS M560-City as School Alan Cheng transfer 100% 9.4
Satellite Academy HS Steven Zbaida transfer 100% 9.4
The Global Learning Collaborative Jennifer Zinn 100% 9.4
Facing History School Gillian Smith Park West Campus 100% 9.3
Harlem Village Academy Charter School Laurie Warner/Ray Ankrum 6 to 12 Charter School 97% 9.3
Institute for Collaborative Education John Pettinato 6 to 12 100% 9.2
Urban Assembly for Media Studies Cordelia Veve MLK Campus 96% 9.1
Professinal Performing Arts HS Keith Ryan 6 to 12 100% 9.0
Young Women’s Leadership School Althea Bradshaw-Tyson 6 to 12 92% 9.0
City College Academy of the Arts Bernadette Drysdale 6 to 12 100% 8.9
Manhattan International HS Alan Krull Julia Richman Ed Campus 95% 8.9
New Design HS Scott Conti Seward Park Campus 100% 8.8
HS of Hospitality Management Matthew Corallo Park West Campus 96% 8.8
Cascades HS Paul Rotondo transfer 100% 8.3
Landmark HS Trevor Naidoo 96% 7.7

The worst: Score of 5 or lower, or 50% or lower, or both:

School Principal Note Yes Score
NYC Museum School Darlene Miller 18% 2.4
Independence HS Ron Smolkin transfer 31% 3.3
Liberty HS for Newcomers Melodee Khristan transfer 36% 3.7
HS of Arts and Technology Anne Geiger MLK Campus 38% 3.8
New Heights Academy Charter School Lisa Hackett/Kaye Houlihan 6 to 12 Charter School 37% 4.2
Harvey Milk HS Alan Nolan transfer 38% 4.2
A. Philip Randolph HS Henry Rubio Campus, 9-10 41% 4.3
The Opportunity Charter School Marya Baker 6 to 12 Charter School 44% 4.4
Manhattan Center for Science and Mathematics Jose David Jimenez 44% 4.4
Mott Hall HS Altagracia Villalona 45% 4.5
Urban Assembly School for the Performing Arts Fia Davis 52% 4.6
HS for Dual Language and Asian Studies Li Yan Seward Park Campus 41% 4.7
Frederick Douglass Academy Gregory Hodge 6 to 12 45% 4.7
Manhattan Theatre Lab HS Evelyn Collins MLK Campus 50% 4.7
Academy of Environmentasl Sci Irma Garceau 47% 4.9
Baruch College Campus HS Alicia Perez-Katz 47% 5.1

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Manhattan HS teachers: Do you trust your principal?

The Learning Environment Surveys create another source of questionable data. However, many teachers do respond to direct questions about their principals. What follows are the results from almost every Manhattan high school.

Question: “I trust the principal at his or her word”
Answers: “Strongly Agree” (10 pts), “Agree” (6.7 pts) “Disagree” (3.3 pts) or “Strongly Disagree” (0 pts).
Score: based on average response.
Percent: based on percent of answers “strongly agree” or “agree.”

The best: Score of 9 or higher, or 95% or higher, or both:

School Principal Note Yes Score
Forsyth Satellite Academy Ingrid Roberts Haynes transfer 100% 10.0
Urban Academy Laboratory HS Herb Mack transfer 100% 9.6
Coalition School for Social Change Sheldon Young 9 to 12 97% 9.5
Urban Assembly for Media Studies Cordelia Veve 9 to 12 100% 9.3
Frank McCourt HS Danielle Salzberg 9 to 12 100% 9.2
Bard HS Early College Michael Lerner 9 to 12 97% 9.2
Essex Street Academy Erin Carstensen 9 to 12 100% 9.1
HS M560-City as School Alan Cheng transfer 100% 9.1
Vanguard HS Louis Delgado 9 to 12 97% 9.1
Harlem Village Academy Leadership Charter School Sam Fragomeni 6 to 12 Charter School 96% 9.1
Louis D. Brandeis HS Arleen Liquori 9 to 12 96% 9.1
James Baldwin School: A School for Expedition Elijah Hawkes transfer 95% 9.1
Hudson HS of Learning Techologies Nancy Amling 9 to 12 90% 9.0
Columbia Secondary School Gary Biester 6 to 12 100% 8.9
Satellite Academy HS Steven Zbaida transfer 100% 8.9
Young Women’s Leadership School Althea Bradshaw-Tyson 6 to 12 96% 8.8
Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School Brett Kimmel 6 to 12 96% 8.7
Eleanor Roosevelt HS Dimitri Saliani 9 to 12 95% 8.7
Cascades HS Paul Rotondo transfer 100% 8.6
Lower Manhattan Arts Academy John Wenk 9 to 12 100% 8.5
Millennium HS Robert Rhodes 9 to 12 96% 8.5
Professinal Performing Arts HS Keith Ryan 6 to 12 96% 8.4
Manhattan International HS Alan Krull 9 to 12 95% 8.3
Manhattan Bridges HS Mirza Sanchez Medina 9 to 12 95% 8.3
Facing History School Gillian Smith 9 to 12 98% 8.2
Urban Assembly School of Design and Construction Matthew Willoughby 9 to 12 95% 7.9

The worst: Score of 5 or lower, or 50% or lower, or both:

School Principal Note Yes Score
Independence HS Ron Smolkin transfer 32% 3.0
Manhattan Theatre Lab HS Evelyn Collins 9 to 12 33% 3.1
NYC Museum School Darlene Miller 9 to 12 35% 3.3
HS of Arts and Technology Anne Geiger 9 to 12 31% 3.4
Urban Assembly School for the Performing Arts Fia Davis 9 to 12 39% 3.5
Community Health Academy of the Heights Stephania Vu 6 to 12 37% 3.5
Urban Assembly Academy of Government and Law David Glasner 9 to 12 33% 3.6
A. Philip Randolph HS Henry Rubio Campus, 9-10 28% 3.6
Harvey Milk HS Alan Nolan transfer 44% 3.7
Manhattan Center for Science and Mathematics Jose David Jimenez 9 to 12 34% 3.7
Frederick Douglass Academy II Secondary School Osei Owusu-Afriyie 6 to 12 48% 4.3
Repertory Company HS for Theatre Arts Michael Mehmet, Jr 9 to 12 40% 4.3
Academy of Environmentasl Sci Irma Garceau 9 to 12 47% 4.4
Heritage School Luis Alberto Duany 9 to 12 43% 4.4
The Opportunity Charter School Marya Baker 6 to 12 Charter School 46% 4.6
Murry Bergtraum HS for Business Careers Andrea Lewis 9 to 12 56% 4.7
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis HS Edward Demeo 9 to 12 50% 4.8
The Urban Assembly School for Green Careers Alexandra Rathmann-Noonan only 6 teachers responded 67% 5.0

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