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Lack of Communication

September 6, 2013 pm30 11:40 pm

100 schools in New York City report that their principal does not “encourage open communication on important school issues.”

Trailing all, not a single teacher responding to the survey at Bushwick Ascend Charter School agreed that their principal encourages communication. Foundations Academy high school in Brooklyn, where no one trusts the principal, no surprise that over 80% doesn’t think the principal communicates openly, either. Over 80% of the teachers CS102 in District 12 in the Bronx (also topping the no trust list) and the Urban Assembly Unison middle school in Brooklyn (what?  the Unison School?) also claim their principals don’t encourage open communication.

The other 100+ are scattered across the city – all levels, almost all districts. The full list follows.

Now, I don’t place much stock in these surveys. The flip, all positive answers from a school, are iffier – as the principal could have watched teachers fill the surverys out. But the norm is mostly positive responses. So such a large number negative on any one question raises questions.

(Note, I created a “score” by weighting the responses A, B, C, D and converting to a number. I’ve used 0 – 100 this time, instead of 0 – 10.)

 

D B # School Name School Type 1e. The principal at my school encourages open communication on important school issues.
Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree Percent Negative Score (100 best, 0 worst)
84 K 793 Bushwick Ascend Charter School ECC 0% 0% 33% 67% 100%  11
13 K 351 The Urban Assembly Unison School MS 0% 17% 67% 17% 84%  34
12 X 102 P.S. 102 Joseph O. Loretan ES 0% 17% 67% 17% 84%  34
14 K 322 Foundations Academy HS 0% 17% 33% 50% 83%  22
30 Q 127 P.S. 127 Aerospace Science Magne ES/MS 8% 14% 20% 59% 79%  24
1 M 509 Marta Valle High School HS 17% 6% 17% 61% 78%  27
6 M 192 P.S. 192 Jacob H. Schiff ES 0% 23% 64% 14% 78%  37
9 X 132 P.S. 132 Garret A. Morgan ES 14% 9% 23% 54% 77%  28
3 M 402 THE URBAN ASSEMBLY SCHOOL FOR GREEN CAREERS HS 0% 24% 32% 44% 76%  27
10 X 95 P.S. 095 Sheila Mencher ES/MS 2% 22% 34% 41% 75%  28
75 K 141 P.S. K141 D75 9% 17% 28% 47% 75%  30
15 K 463 Secondary School for Journalism MS/HS 5% 20% 35% 40% 75%  30
21 K 690 Brooklyn Studio Secondary School MS/HS 3% 24% 29% 45% 74%  29
19 K 510 World Academy for Total Community Health High School HS 0% 29% 33% 38% 71%  30
30 Q 151 P.S. 151 Mary D. Carter ES 11% 18% 25% 46% 71%  31
2 M 414 N.Y.C. Museum School HS 29% 0% 7% 64% 71%  31
24 Q 293 Civic Leadership Academy HS 14% 14% 57% 14% 71%  42
1 M 539 New Explorations into Science, Technology and Math High School ES/MS/HS 7% 22% 25% 45% 70%  30
19 K 213 P.S. 213 New Lots ES 8% 23% 31% 38% 69%  34
10 X 91 P.S. 091 Bronx ES 10% 23% 23% 45% 68%  33
20 K 205 P.S. 205 Clarion ES 11% 20% 33% 35% 68%  35
18 K 279 P.S. 279 Herman Schreiber ES 6% 26% 42% 26% 68%  37
25 Q 165 P.S. 165 Edith K. Bergtraum ES 2% 32% 25% 42% 67%  32
30 Q 555 Newcomers High School HS 7% 27% 36% 31% 67%  37
28 Q 896 Young Women’s Leadership School, Queens MS/HS 10% 23% 37% 30% 67%  38
5 M 175 P.S. 175 Henry H Garnet ES 4% 30% 57% 9% 66%  43
27 Q 260 Frederick Douglass Academy VI High School HS 10% 24% 52% 14% 66%  43
75 M 79 P.S. M079 – Horan School D75 18% 18% 12% 52% 64%  34
17 K 22 P.S. 022 ES 13% 25% 13% 50% 63%  34
10 X 254 I.S. 254 MS 3% 33% 50% 13% 63%  42
2 M 439 Manhattan Village Academy HS 14% 24% 5% 57% 62%  32
31 R 30 P.S. 030 Westerleigh ES 19% 19% 29% 33% 62%  41
26 Q 172 Irwin Altman Middle School 172 MS 17% 21% 34% 28% 62%  42
17 K 181 P.S. 181 Brooklyn ES/MS 8% 31% 24% 37% 61%  37
19 K 149 P.S. 149 Danny Kaye ES 8% 31% 28% 33% 61%  38
4 M 497 Central Park East I ES 15% 23% 38% 23% 61%  43
24 Q 296 Pan American International High School HS 8% 32% 20% 40% 60%  36
32 K 151 P.S. 151 Lyndon B. Johnson ES 4% 36% 40% 20% 60%  41
30 Q 152 P.S. 152 Gwendoline N. Alleyne School ES 3% 37% 43% 17% 60%  42
6 M 368 Hamilton Heights School ES 0% 42% 17% 42% 59%  34
27 Q 215 P.S. 215 Lucretia Mott ES 29% 12% 24% 35% 59%  45
29 Q 248 Queens Preparatory Academy HS 27% 14% 27% 32% 59%  45
75 X 12 P.S. X012 Lewis and Clark School D75 24% 18% 41% 18% 59%  50
29 Q 492 Mathematics, Science Research and Technology Magnet High School HS 21% 21% 16% 42% 58%  40
84 K 785 Imagine Me Leadership Charter School ECC 14% 29% 29% 29% 58%  43
31 R 16 P.S. 016 John J. Driscoll ES 15% 27% 31% 27% 58%  43
27 Q 53 M.S. 053 Brian Piccolo MS 26% 16% 21% 37% 58%  44
23 K 150 P.S. 150 Christopher ES 18% 24% 29% 29% 58%  44
29 Q 295 P.S./I.S. 295 ES/MS 17% 24% 41% 17% 58%  47
8 X 367 Archimedes Academy for Math, Science and Technology Applications MS/HS 26% 16% 32% 26% 58%  47
28 Q 680 Queens Gateway to Health Sciences Secondary School MS/HS 23% 19% 19% 38% 57%  42
10 X 660 Grace Dodge Career and Technical Education High School HS 26% 16% 18% 39% 57%  43
2 M 1 P.S. 001 Alfred E. Smith ES 11% 32% 32% 25% 57%  43
12 X 44 P.S. 044 David C. Farragut ES 8% 35% 42% 15% 57%  45
6 M 173 P.S. 173 ES 13% 30% 13% 43% 56%  37
4 M 38 P.S. 38 Roberto Clemente ES 12% 32% 24% 32% 56%  41
28 Q 139 P.S. 139 Rego Park ES 4% 40% 43% 13% 56%  45
84 X 491 Academic Leadership Charter School ES 12% 32% 48% 8% 56%  49
8 X 295 Gateway School for Environmental Research and Technology HS 25% 19% 50% 6% 56%  54
3 M 241 STEM Institute of Manhattan ES 0% 44% 22% 33% 55%  37
6 M 326 M.S. 326 – Writers Today & Leaders Tomorrow MS 17% 28% 22% 33% 55%  43
24 Q 110 PS 110 ECC 11% 33% 44% 11% 55%  48
1 M 378 School for Global Leaders MS 4% 42% 33% 21% 54%  43
8 X 123 J.H.S. 123 James M. Kieran MS 36% 9% 6% 48% 54%  44
84 X 346 South Bronx Classical Charter School ES 13% 33% 29% 25% 54%  45
31 R 36 P.S. 036 J. C. Drumgoole ES 16% 30% 33% 21% 54%  47
15 K 462 Secondary School for Law MS/HS 25% 21% 29% 25% 54%  49
10 X 45 Thomas C. Giordano Middle School 45 MS 19% 27% 35% 19% 54%  49
9 X 163 P.S. 163 Arthur A. Schomburg ES 11% 37% 16% 37% 53%  41
32 K 564 Bushwick Community High School HST 22% 26% 17% 35% 52%  45
75 K 140 P.S. K140 D75 13% 36% 26% 26% 52%  46
15 K 497 School for International Studies MS/HS 11% 37% 30% 22% 52%  46
10 X 475 John F. Kennedy High School HS 17% 31% 17% 34% 51%  43
24 Q 71 P.S. 071 Forest ES 27% 22% 14% 37% 51%  46
6 M 325 P.S. 325 ES 15% 35% 20% 30% 50%  45
25 Q 29 P.S. 029 Queens ES 21% 29% 21% 29% 50%  47
27 Q 43 P.S. 043 ES/MS 15% 35% 30% 20% 50%  48
22 K 361 P.S. 361 East Flatbush Early Childhood School ECC 13% 38% 34% 16% 50%  50
11 X 142 MS 142 John Philip Sousa MS 19% 31% 31% 19% 50%  50
26 Q 67 J.H.S. 067 Louis Pasteur MS 24% 26% 28% 22% 50%  51
2 M 432 MURRAY HILL ACADEMY HST 27% 23% 27% 23% 50%  51
31 R 55 P.S. 055 Henry M. Boehm ES 14% 36% 40% 10% 50%  51
10 X 437 Fordham High School for the Arts HS 22% 28% 33% 17% 50%  52
13 K 419 Science Skills Center High School for Science, Technology and the Creative Arts HS 23% 27% 33% 17% 50%  52
2 M 550 Liberty High School Academy for Newcomers HST 23% 27% 36% 14% 50%  53
19 K 311 Essence School MS 10% 40% 50% 0% 50%  53
12 X 251 Explorations Academy HS 28% 22% 33% 17% 50%  54
29 Q 496 Business, Computer Applications & Entrepreneurship High School HS 22% 28% 44% 6% 50%  55
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2 Comments leave one →
  1. chaz permalink
    September 7, 2013 pm30 12:55 pm 12:55 pm

    Great job. Our union should be providing these lists for teachers applying for positions in those schools.

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